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February 26th, 1972

Kip Wagner, founder of the Real Eight Company and largely responsible for the modern day recovery of the treasures of the 1715 Fleet, dies at the age of 66.
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This Day in Fleet History

The first sale of  1715 Fleet gold coins recovered by the Real Eight Company (106  coins in all). The coins were auctioned by the Henry Christensen Company in New Jersey.

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This Day in Fleet History

The crew of the recovery vessel Virgalona recover 216 gold coins of various denominations. This was the greatest number of gold coins found in one day in Florida for over two decades. Douglass Beach, near...

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