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1715 Fleet Society - Lou Ullian Letter 1

1714 Mexico 8 Escudo Die 9

1714 Mexico 8 Escudo Die 9 or State type S found in 1964. This piece is a fully dated 1714 GRAT. The coin has wonderful surfaces, a nearly full shield and a well centered cross on the reverse. Note that the 1714 date (located on the reverse rather than the obverse) is full. The shape

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1715 Fleet Society - Lou Ullian Letter 2

1715 Mexico 8 Escudo

1715 Mexico 8 Escudo found in 1964. This coin is a fully dated 1715. The quality of the photograph is rather poor and does not do the coin justice. It is round with a full shield, full OMJ and a nearly full Crown. The obverse is well centered. The Shield has brown sediment and/or ocean

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1712 Lima 8 Escudo

1712 Lima 8 Escudo found in 1964. This is a rather exquisite coin with wonderful surfaces and sharply struck details. The obverse clearly shows two dates although the photograph does not completely show the full features because of lighting issues. In reality both dates are sharply struck. The reverse has an off center Cross, but

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1715 Fleet Society - Lou Ullian Letter 4

1710 Lima 8 Escudo

1710 Lima 8 Escudo found in 1975. The specimen shows a well centered sharply struck double date. On the obverse the Pillars and Waves are rather high allowing a substantial portion of the legend to be seen. Some ocean deposits can be observed around the edges. The reverse has a well centered Cross with some

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Lou Ullian Journal Letter

March 17th 2010 letter authored by Louis J. Ullian original Real 8 member describing a journal he kept of Real 8 activity from 1960 to 1965. A sample of the journal contents is shown below.  

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Pieces of Eight Letter

July 2nd 1998 letter from original Real Eight member Kip Kelso to an attorney from Vero Beach Florida. It appears that Kip Kelso was seeking legal advice because the book “Pieces of Eight”, published in 1966 (and copyrighted by the Real Eight Company), was being reprinted by another company. It is not clear what advice

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