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This Day in Fleet History – January 8, 1961

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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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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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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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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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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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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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This Day in Fleet History – September 20, 1987

September 20, 2019 | 0

The crew of  the salvage vessel “Virgalona” recover 216 gold coins of various denominations. This was the largest recovery of gold coins from the 1715 Fleet in over two decades. Douglass Beach Wreck site, Ft. Pierce, Florida.

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This Day in Fleet History – September 16, 1714

September 16, 2019 | 0

Philip V of Spain marries for the second time a woman he has never seen, Elizabeth Farnese of Parma, by proxy. They meet for the first time three months later and are formally married in person on December 24, 1714.

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