The crew of the Half Reale salvage vessel finds an ornate solid gold “jewelry box” containing a seven-emerald gold cross, a large woven gold chain and two gold-and -emerald rings. Cabin Wreck near Sebastian, Florida.
Mel Fisher finds the famous “carpet of gold”…..1,033 gold coins recovered at the Douglass Beach wreck site, Ft. Pierce, Florida.
The first auction of Real Eight treasure coins is presented by Henry Christensen in Hoboken, New Jersey. Lot #282, a full date 1712 Mexico eight reales, has the distinction of being the first Mexican Real Eight coin ever auctioned.
Articles of Incorporation filed by the Real Eight Company.
Ubilla’s Nueva España Fleet clears Vera Cruz harbor for a month long sail to Havana.
Real Eight Company opens its first museum, “The Gallery of Spanish Treasure” in Satellite Beach, Florida.
Opening reception for the Real Eight Company’s first museum at the First National Bank in Satellite Beach, Florida
The Treaty of Ultrecht formally concludes hostilities between Spain and Britain, thus permitting the treasure fleets to sail again.
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