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Regular updates from the 1715 Fleet Society

Treasure of the Month

Past and current featured treasures

This Day in Fleet History

Special days of significance to the 1715 Fleet

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DATELINE: Treasure Coast, Florida

Greetings to all of our website visitors. Today, Sunday July 31st, is the 296th anniversary of the 1715 Fleet Disaster. In the early morning hours of July 31, 1715, one of the richest Spanish treasure fleets ever assembled was homeward bound but in trouble. Carrying a fortune in gold, silver and jewels from Spain’s New

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It is with great honor that we announce that the Spanish numismatic organization NUMISMA selected the 1715 Fleet Society website as Best of the Month for June. We wish to express our gratitude to NUMISMA for this recognition.

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DATELINE: Lake Worth, Florida

The 2011 Sunken Treasure Seminars begin next Monday, June 20, 2011 and will continue through Thursday, June 23, 2011. These popular seminars were first held in April of 1994. This year’s seminar topics include “Deep Water Technology”, “Major Discoveries on the 1715 Fleet in 2010”, “Gold and Silver Coins and Bars of the Spanish Fleet”,

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DATELINE: Treasure Coast, Eastern Florida

We have all heard of the coastal region of eastern Florida from Sebastian to Miami referred to as the “Treasure Coast”. Every wonder who came up with the name “Treasure Coast”? Visit our Articles Page for the answer.

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DATELINE: Merritt Island, Florida

On the first anniversary of his death we want to remember our friend Lou Ullian, shown here (on the right) with fellow Real 8 members Del Long and John Jones. John (in the center) is still with us and going strong, but Del died earlier this month. Please see our previous post. We miss you, Lou.

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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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DATELINE: West Melbourne, Florida

Del Long, one of the last original members of the Real 8 Company, has died in Florida at 87. An obituary published in Florida Today is here. An article from 1965 will appear soon in our archive section. More about Del will appear shortly on In Memoriam found in our Archives link.

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