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DATELINE: Madrid, Spain

A dean of Spanish numismatics, Senor Rafael Tauler Fesser, has at last committed his lifetime of study to print in a magnificent new book, ORO MACUQUINO, Catalogo Imperio Espanol 1474 a 1756. In 571 pages illustrated with...

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April 2012 Treasure of the Month

Without the recoveries from the 1715 Fleet, our knowledge of Carlos II (1666-1700) Lima escudos would be minimal and fragmentary. Here is a great example. Before 1964 no Lima four escudos were known for most...

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DATELINE: New Iberia, Louisiana

Back by popular demand!  The 1715 Fleet Society is happy to report that the new revised edition of the “The Treasure Fleet of 1715: Search for the Queen’s Jewels” by professional marine archaeologist Robert F....

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DATELINE: Vero Beach, Florida

Today we contacted Captain Bonnie Schubert. Bonnie is the treasure salvor who in the summer of 2010 recovered this magnificent Gold Pelican. Bonnie skippered the “Gold Hawg” and was working the Douglass Beach site as...

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DATELINE: Orlando, Florida

The January 2012 FUN Show saw the first publications from the 1715 Fleet Society. Collectors of Fleet memorabilia take note! Two modest but attractive (if we may say) booklets were available at our table. The...

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DATELINE: Orlando, Florida

This is a personal post-FUN Show update from Ben Costello, 1715 Fleet Society. After attending the FUN Show, I spent several weeks traveling around the state of Florida. I met and interviewed people associated with...

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February 2012 Treasure of the Month

February’s treasure of the month is a forty-coin clump of eight reales. This fist-size clump is solid and quite impressive in its color and composition. The coins appear to be full weight and largely uncorroded.

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DATELINE: Orlando, Florida

Officially launched on May 1st, 2011, the 1715 Fleet Society made its first sailing at the FUN show in Orlando, January 5- 8, 2012. At the 1715 Fleet Society table were Ben Costello, Phil Flemming,...

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DATELINE: Orlando, Florida

The 1715 Fleet Society will have a table at the FUN Show in Orlando, January 5th through the 8th. Our table number is 544. Please visit us if you happen to be at the FUN...

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Karl H. Goodpaster Slide Presentation

Karl H. Goodpaster was a conservator for the Real Eight Company. In the 1960’s he developed a presentation that included a slide show. What follows is that presentation including his slides which have been digitally...

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DATELINE: Orlando, Florida

On January 5th 2012 the Florida United Numismatists will kick off it’s 57th Annual Convention at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando Florida. The 1715 Fleet Society has arranged for an informational booth to be...

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DATELINE: Florida

We are pleased to announce that the 1715 Fleet Society has partnered with Viva Florida 500. Viva Florida 500 is dedicated to Florida’s rich and diverse cultural history and the celebration of that history taking place throughout...

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November 2011 Treasure of the Month

November’s Treasure of the Month is a three-coin trio of 1715 eight reales, which graced the cover of the 100th Issue Milestone Edition of the PLVS VLTRA Newsletter. These coins are all nicely dated 1715...

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1715 Treasure Fleet Exhibit

If you find yourself in Tallahassee, the Museum of Florida History has a 1715 Treasure Fleet Exhibit that is a must see. Click here for location and times. The exhibit showcases the magnificent Florida State...

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