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Treasure of the Month January 2019

December 31, 2018 | 1

To begin the new year, our Treasure of the Month for January is one of the most important shipwreck silver coins ever found. This coin is typical of the many Mexico eight reales cobs found among the numerous wreck sites of the 1715 Fleet that are scattered along the east coast of Florida. But, it […]

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December 2018 Treasure of the Month

November 30, 2018 | 0

For this month’s featured treasure we travel back to the summer of 2013 when this beautiful 1697 Lima one escudo was recovered from Neptune’s grasp. Found at the Corrigan’s Beach wreck site by Queen’s Jewels, LLC. in July 2013, this coin was one of 48 recovered at that time. The obverse shows an exceptional strike. (An image […]

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November 2018 Treasure of the Month

October 31, 2018 | 1

Our featured treasure for November is the emerald-studded gold cross (below), found by Frank Giovenco at the Corrigan’s Beach wreck site in 1984.  Frank’s fabulous find measures 1 – 5/16 inches tall and 7/8 of an inch wide.  It is set with six of the clearest emeralds that we have seen come off of the […]

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October 2018 Treasure of the Month

September 30, 2018 | 0

Our Treasure of the Month for October is one of the most unusual items that we have ever featured. Although not gold or silver, this artifact (made of iron) is nevertheless a rare, valuable and unique piece of armament history from the 1715 Fleet. Recovered in 1964 by Lou Ullian of the Real Eight Company, […]

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September 2018 Treasure of the Month

August 30, 2018 | 0

Our featured treasure for September is this unique item that was recently acquired by Queens Jewels LLC. It is special, indeed, because less than 30 days ago it was residing on the sandy bottom of the Atlantic Ocean off the East Coast of Florida. Found on August 8th, 2018 by Mike Brown at the Douglass […]

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August 2018 Treasure of the Month

July 31, 2018 | 0

For our Treasure of the Month for August, we turn to our Research Collection, where this gem of a coin is featured. We chose this coin especially because it is by far one of the most handsome coins in our collection. What makes this coin so special can only be ascertained upon close observation. When […]

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July 2018 Treasure of the Month

July 1, 2018 | 1

For this month’s featured treasure we go back in time three years to July, 2015 and the Commemoration of the 300th Anniversary of the loss of the 1715 Fleet (July 30-31, 2015). During the week leading up to the anniversary, there was another historic event occurring.  A few miles north of Vero Beach at a location […]

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June 2018 Treasure of the Month

May 31, 2018 | 1

This month’s featured treasure was designed to hold a treasure but with time it became a treasure itself. This box (or what remains of it) is only one of two genuine “Treasure Chests” found on the 1715 Fleet.  It is made of pine (or possibly South American Cypress) and held together by copper nails.  This […]

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