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May 2022 Treasure of the Month

Our passion for EOs (encrusted objects) continues with our Treasure of the Month for May. In the past we have featured numerous EOs, including silver wedges, individual coins, coin clumps (or aggregates), and non-coin-related items...

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February 2022 Treasure of the Month

Our Treasure of the Month for February was a recent acquisition from the Florida United Numismatist (FUN) Show held in early January of this year. Our featured item is this silver eight reales dated 1698...

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November 2021 Treasure of the Month

Our Treasure of the Month for November is this silver wedge shaped ingot, partially encrusted in a matrix of shells and other ocean deposits which gives the piece its unique character. Weighing in at an...

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August 2021 Treasure of the Month

August’s Treasure of the Month is a group of Spanish silver reales from the 1715 Fleet collected by a long time resident of Florida’s renowned Treasure Coast. Our collector was not especially sophisticated in numismatics...

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July 2021 Treasure of the Month

Our Treasure of the Month for July is courtesy of Frank Noga of Eastlake, Ohio. Frank acquired this cute little artifact from the legendary Tommy Gore who worked during the heyday of recovery operations in...

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June 2021 Treasure of the Month

For June’s Treasure of the Month we are featuring this beautiful eight escudos gold coin (or “cob ”)  from the Spanish colonial mint of Lima, Peru. Dated 1712, it is not particularly a rare date...

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May 2021 Treasure of the Month

Our Treasure of the Month for May, 2021 is special as it marks the 10th anniversary of the posting of our first Treasure of the Month in May, 2011. Our featured treasure for this month...

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April 2021 Treasure of the Month

Our treasure offering for April can be found on display at the Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee, Florida. The coins (or more accurately, cobs) depicted are silver 8 reales from the Spanish colonial mint...

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January 2021 Treasure of the Month

We begin the new year with our Treasure of the Month for January, this pair of earrings from the famous “Queen’s Jewels” find of 1993. What were the “Queen’s Jewels”? Well, here is the story....

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