Our Treasure of the Month for March is this bowlful of eight reales recently purchased from the Bruce Ward Estate. These reales are all uncleaned, encrusted and have that ”fresh from the sea” appearance. Some are fused together into two and three coin “clumps”. The plate (or as I call it a bowl) is pewter […]
Our Treasure of the Month for February is this gold chain and toothpick from the State of Florida Collection. Officially identified as 72A 018 000042 0001, this item was found at the Rio Mar Wreck site just south of Vero Beach, Florida. This toothpick, or “grooming implement” is one of many that have been found […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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