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DATELINE: Orlando, Florida FUN Show Wrap – Up

January 13, 2020 | 0

Greetings. I would like to file the following report from the FUN Show that I attended last week. The 65th Annual Florida United Numismatists Show (FUN) took place in Orlando from January 9 – 12 at the Orange County Convention Center. The show is renowned for being the bellwether event on the numismatic calendar. The […]

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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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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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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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October 2019 Treasure of the Month

September 29, 2019 | 0

Our Treasure of the Month for October is this beautiful (and extremely rare) two escudos gold piece from the old Spanish colonial mint of Santa Fe de Bogota located in Columbia. There is a fascinating history behind this coin and it is provided to us by Fleet Society member Dann Jacobus (#92) who is the […]

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September 2019 Treasure of the Month

August 29, 2019 | 0

Our Treasure of the Month for September is this intriguing little 6.9 gram artifact recently recovered (August 10, 2019) near the Corrigan’s Beach  Wreck site north of Vero Beach. This tiny item is a 1/8  inch thick, 3/4 inch square bronze scale weight that features markings on it. One of the most defined markings is […]

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August 2019 Treasure of the Month

July 30, 2019 | 0

Our Treasure of the Month for August is this group of coins and artifacts recently liberated from Neptune’s grasp in late June 2019. The “liberator” of these items was none other than Eric Schmitt, a well-known diver, credited with finding the famed “Tricentennial Royal” in June 2015. This particular coin was featured as our Treasure of the […]

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July 2019 Treasure of the Month

June 29, 2019 | 0

Our Treasure of the Month for July is a free-blown utility bottle of the type used on sailing ships for the very practical purpose of storing or transporting liquid material such as wine, rum or brandy. For increased stability on rough seas, the bottles were fashioned with a wide bottom to prevent toppling over. Their […]

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