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

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January 2016 Treasure of the month

January 2016 Treasure of the Month

Our January 2016 Treasure of the Month is this small grouping of 1715 Fleet silver and gold coins (cobs) from the Mexico City Mint, topped off with a bright gold ring. All of these coins

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October 2015 - Treasure of the Month

October 2015 – Treasure of the Month

Our continuing fascination with EOs (encrusted objects) led us to feature this item as October’s Treasure of the Month. Weighing in at a hefty 5 lbs 9oz, this EO contains approximately fifty-four Mexico eight reales

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Treasure of the Month – September 2015

Last month we spotlighted an exquisite 1715-dated gold Royal found by the Schmitt family on June 17, 2015 as our featured Treasure of the Month. September’s Treasure of the Month is a continuation of this

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Treasure of the Month – August 2015

The Treasure of the Month for August 2015 is the “Tricentennial Royal.” Named for the 300th Anniversary of the loss of the 1715 Fleet, this superior fully dated 1715 eight escudos gold Royal was found

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Treasure of the Month – June 2015

Our Treasure of the Month for June 2015 is this beautiful gold box found on the Cabin Wreck in 2003. The high resolution images show the amazing craftsmanship of the box, and the details of

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May 2015 Treasure of the Month

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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1715 Treasure of the Month – April 2015

The 1715 Treasure of the Month for April 2015 is this attractive, well-struck two escudos from the Colombian mint at Santa Fe de Bogotá. This coin is a recent discovery, found at the Corrigan’s Wreck

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1715 Fleet Society Treasure of the Month 2015

Treasure of the Month – March 2015

The Treasure of the Month for March 2015 is this sharp little bracelet consisting of a replica of a Mexico eight escudos gold piece, and four Mexico silver reales. This bracelet was formerly owned by

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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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