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Each month, Fleet Society Directors feature one treasure piece of special significance to the 1715 Fleet.

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June 2024 – Treasure of the Month

For our June Treasure of the Month, we feature a mass of miscellaneous objects fused together into what is often referred to as a “conglomerate”. Closely related to “encrusted objects” and “aggregates”, conglomerates often feature

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May 2024 – Treasure of the Month

May’s Treasure of the Month is this exceptional group of eight reales and four reales silver coins (also known as “cobs”) from the Spanish colonial mint at Mexico City. What makes this grouping so special

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April 2024 – Treasure of the Month

This month’s featured treasure is this gold ring with mysterious engraved crosses and letters INSIDE OF THE RING! There were of course many rings recovered from the 1715 Fleet (both by salvors and on the

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March 2024 – Treasure of the Month

Our Treasure of the Month for March is an artifact recovered from what is known as the “Chest of Worked Silver” found by Mike Perna, Captain of the recovery vessel Mighty Mo and his crewmate Milan “Choppy”

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February 2024 – Treasure of the Month

Our Treasure of the Month for February is this intact gold and red-coral rosary (beach find) from the 1715 Fleet. Intact rosaries are quite rare, as the delicate chain parts often separated.  Measuring 34” long

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January 2024 – Treasure of the Month

We begin the New Year with a bang as our featured treasure for January is this “grenade” from the 1715 Fleet. Officially known as a “Hand Thrown Incendiary” these small devices, much like the modern

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December 2023 – Treasure of the Month

For our December Treasure of the Month, we usually showcase an item that we would like to find under our Christmas tree. This year is no different. Our featured item is this most unusual 1713

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November 2023 Treasure of the Month

Our featured treasure for the month of November is this gold cob 8 escudos, 1699 R from the Spanish colonial mint of Lima, Peru. This example has all the characteristics of a superb specimen, good

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October 2023 Treasure of the Month

Our Treasure of the Month for October is part of a larger hoard recovered by Mike Maguire after Hurricane Erin struck the east coast of Florida in August 1995. Erin made landfall near Vero Beach.

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September 2023 Treasure of the Month

September’s Treasure of the Month is this beautiful jade Foo Dog. Foo Dogs are not really dogs; they are actually lions. Originating in China, these imposing creatures were used to guard outside temples and homes.

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August 2023 Treasure of the Month

Our Treasure of the Month for August is this fully intact “olive jar” recovered from the Douglass Beach wreck site near Fort Pierce, Florida. Attractively adorned with coral encrustation this container is truly a treasure

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July 2023 Treasure of the Month

Our Treasure of the Month for July is this 1715 dated eight escudos gold coin (also known as a “cob”) from the Spanish colonial mint located in Mexico City. This coin is one of two

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June 2023 Treasure of the Month

Our Treasure of the Month for June is this triple dated 1686 silver eight reales coin from the Spanish colonial mint at Potosi. It is rare indeed to find two dates on a Potosi eight

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May 2023 Treasure of the Month

Our Treasure of the Month for May is a continuation of our enchantment with encrusted objects (or EO’s) and coin clumps (officially known as “aggregates”).  Our featured treasure this month is a clump of approximately

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April 2023 Treasure of the Month

Emeralds! That is the focus of our Treasure of the Month for April. These stones were an important part of the treasure recovered from the wreck sites of the 1715 Fleet. During the sixteenth through

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March 2023 – Treasure of the Month

Our Treasure of the Month for March is a silver eight reales with an interesting provenance. This coin was part of a hoard popularly known as the “Bulldozer Hoard” or the “Bulldozer Bonanza.” The story

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February 2023 – Treasure of the Month

Our February Treasure of the Month is a cannonball recovered from one of the wreck sites of the 1715 Fleet. Although a relatively common artifact, this cannonball is special because it can be directly attributed

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January 2023 – Treasure of the Month

Our Treasure of the Month for January is a most unusual item, a partially encrusted Mexico eight reales. Although coins from the 1715 Fleet covered with ocean deposits (hence the term “encrusted”) have been found

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December 2022 Treasure of the Month

Inasmuch as December is traditionally a month of giving we usually feature an item that we think would be nice to find gift wrapped under a tree on Christmas morning. Our Treasure of the Month

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November 2022 Treasure of the Month

Our Treasure of the Month for November is this conserved signal cannon, intact with yoke.  Recovered from the Corrigan’s wreck site north of Vero Beach, this special cannon, also referred to as a salute cannon,

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