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DATELINE: Orlando, Florida FUN Show Update

December 1, 2019 | 0

As a follow up to our September 15 post (and as a reminder) the Florida United Numismatist (F.U.N.) Show will be held at the Orange County Convention Center from January 9 – 12, 2020. Specifically, the show is in the West Building, Halls WA 1 and WA 2. The west building is the “older” building […]

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This Day in Fleet History – December 2 – 4,  1965

December 1, 2019 | 0

Schulman’s last Real Eight auction featured 253 lots of coins and artifacts (including 102 gold coins), New York City.

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December 2019 Treasure of the Month

November 29, 2019 | 3

For December’s Treasure of the Month we are going to revisit one of the most recognized and revered artifacts ever associated with the 1715 Fleet: the Dragon Whistle.  Previously featured as our Treasure of the Month for July 2013, the Dragon Whistle and chain was found on the beach near the Cabin Wreck site in […]

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This Day in Fleet History – November 27, 1972

November 25, 2019 | Comments Off on This Day in Fleet History – November 27, 1972

The “Motherload” Sale of Fleet gold, 878 gold coins, by Hans Schulman in New York City.  

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Bruce Ward Estate Update: November 13th, 2019

November 13, 2019 | 2

The auction of Fleet related coins and artifacts from the Bruce Ward Estate has begun. To access the auction items, go to the Cargile Auctions website and follow the prompts. If you have any specific questions contact Marco Orozco at 870-974-3684. Ben Costello, Director.

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November 2019 Treasure of the Month

October 30, 2019 | 0

Not long ago our Treasure of the Month for November was quietly resting at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. It was recovered from its hiding place on June 4, 2019 by Kenton Dickerson, while working in a nearshore area at the Corrigan’s Beach Wreck site, a few miles north of Vero Beach, Florida. Dickerson […]

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This Day in Fleet History – October 13, 1966

October 13, 2019 | 0

“Pieces of Eight” by Kip Wagner goes into production.

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Cuba Conference Update – October 8, 2019

October 8, 2019 | 0

Greetings. Here is the Conference Agenda and Itinerary for the 3rd International Conference on the 1715 Fleet, which is to be held in Havana, Cuba in March, 2020. All those interested should contact ASC International USA for details. Much time and effort has been devoted to making this possible. Please take advantage of this unique […]

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This Day in Fleet History – October 8, 1964  

October 8, 2019 | 0

The first sale of Real Eight Company gold coins (106 in all)  from the 1715 Fleet is conducted by Henry Christensen, Hoboken, New Jersey.

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Treasure Coast Historical Film Under Production

October 2, 2019 | 0

Recently we received an e-mail from Nick Verola alerting us to the fact that he is producing a video about the history of the 1715 Fleet. Nick is a professional videographer and producer who has been working in this field full-time since 2011. Through his company, Verola Media, he has been working on a Historical […]

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October 2019 Treasure of the Month

September 29, 2019 | 0

Our Treasure of the Month for October is this beautiful (and extremely rare) two escudos gold piece from the old Spanish colonial mint of Santa Fe de Bogota located in Columbia. There is a fascinating history behind this coin and it is provided to us by Fleet Society member Dann Jacobus (#92) who is the […]

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What’s in a Name, Anyway?

September 25, 2019 | 0

Frequent visitors to this website know that we often feature and discuss Spanish silver coins (reales) that were recovered from the many wreck sites of the 1715 Fleet. They are also known as “pieces of eight” or “cobs”. Where the term “cobs” originated is not clear but some believe that the term comes from the […]

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