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May 2015 Treasure of the Month

For the May 2015 Treasure of the Month we are revisiting the Joel Ruth Hoard. Portions of this hoard, found by Joel Ruth after Hurricane Jeanne in September of 2004, were previously featured as our Treasure...

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February 2015 Treasure of the Month

Our special treasure for February is this sweet little “clump” (technically known as an “aggregate”) which consists of approximately 100 one reales and half reales. Weighing approximately one pound, it is obvious from its shape that...

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January 2015 Treasure of the Month

We begin 2015 with a newly redesigned website and a new Treasure of The Month.  Displayed here is an exquisitely encrusted sword.  A close inspection will reveal that this item is covered with coral and...

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December 2014 Treasure of the Month

Since December is the month of giving, our Treasure of the Month is appropriate because it was given as a gift. This beautiful heart-shaped Mexico eight reales was given to the current owner many years...

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November 2014 Treasure of the Month

Our featured Treasure of the Month for November is this display of gold escudos, all recovered from the Corrigan’s Wreck site. Corrigan’s Beach is named after property owners Hugh Corrigan, Jr., and his brother, Pat....

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October 2014 Treasure of the Month

The Treasure of the Month for October is a group of eight silver reales from the Joel Ruth Hoard found after Hurricane Jeanne in September 2004. This group includes eight reales from three different Spanish...

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September 2014 Treasure of Month

September’s Treasure of the Month features a rather unique display of several Fleet-related treasures. The gem of this little display is a boldly struck 1714 gold Royal. (or galano) The navigational dividers embrace this coin,...

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August 2014 Treasure of the Month

For this months’ treasure we feature the complete gold rosary consisting of chain, crucifix and medallions. Weighing a hefty 64.2 g, this impressive item from the 1715 Fleet is completely intact and impressively stunning. Found...

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July 2014 Featured Treasure

Our Treasure of the Month for July is a dazzling display of silver eight and four Reales from the Spanish colonial mint at Mexico City. No Independence Day fireworks can match these coins for eye-popping...

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June 2014 Treasure of the Month

Our featured Treasure of the Month for June is this gorgeous, fully dated 1714 Mexico eight escudos from the Spanish colonial mint at Mexico City. The coin’s Fleet provenance is obvious. What is not obvious...

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May 2014 Featured Treasure

Our featured treasure item for May is this 64 lb. bell metal ingot recovered by Rex Stocker of the Real Eight Company at the Cabin Wreck site in 1964. Bell metal is a hard alloy...

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March 2014 Treasure of the Month

Our Treasure of the Month for March is a fully dated 1713 silver eight reales cob from the old colonial mint in Mexico City. Currently on display at the Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee,...

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December 2013 Featured Treasure

December’s Treasure of the Month are two unmarked contraband “wedge” ingots. These two ingots are part of eight slices of an entire “cake” of contraband ingots that were smuggled in the bottom of a cask...

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