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DATELINE: Orlando, Florida FUN Show Update

January 8, 2020 | 0

As a reminder, the Florida United Numismatist Show will start tomorrow, January 9 and continue to Sunday January 12, at the Orange County Convention Center. Specifically, the show is in the West Building, Halls WA 1 and WA 2. The west building is the “older” building of the Convention Center, on the opposite side on […]

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This Day in Fleet History – January 8, 1961

January 8, 2020 | 0

The Real Eight Company makes its first significant recovery of Spanish silver coins at the Cabin Wreck site, near Sebastian, Florida.

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January 2020 Treasure of the Month

January 1, 2020 | 0

As we begin a new decade our hope is for success and prosperity in the coming years. For centuries gold has been equated with success and prosperity. Gold has also been memorialized in the lexicon by such phrases as “Good as gold”, “Heart of gold”,  “Worth its weight in gold” and so on. Therefore, we […]

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Happy New Year 2020!

January 1, 2020 | 0

On behalf of myself and the other Directors of the 1715 Fleet Society, I would like to wish everyone a Happy (and prosperous) New Year. As we embark on a new decade, it seems like a good time to review some of the highlights of the Fleet Society’s progress over the last decade.   January […]

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December 24, 2019 DATELINE: North Pole

December 24, 2019 | 0

On behalf of myself and the other Directors of the Fleet Society, we would like to wish all of our members, supporters and website visitors a very Merry Christmas. Ben Costello, Director.

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This Day in Fleet History – December 15, 1965

December 15, 2019 | 0

National Geographic Society exhibits Spanish gold and silver from the 1715 Fleet. Explorer’s Hall, Washington, D. C.  

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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

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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The gold religious artifact

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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