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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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November 2013 Treasure of the Month

The Treasure of the Month for November is a group of religious items consisting of a cross, a crucifix and a medallion. Unlike many gold and gem-studded religious artifacts, these are made of bronze. Nevertheless,...

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September 2013 Treasure of the Month

A decades old auction has provided us with September’s Treasure of the Month. In October 1965, French’s Numismatic Auctioneers and Dealers conducted its eighty-seventh sale in Richmond, Virginia. Held in conjunction with the now defunct...

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August 2013 Treasure of the Month

The Treasure of the Month for August is a display featuring silver coins and other artifacts from the State of Florida Collection. In the picture above are numerous silver coins, silver wedges, and ballast stones....

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July 2013 Treasure of the Month

July’s Treasure of the Month features one of the most recognized and revered artifacts ever associated with the 1715 Fleet: The Dragon Whistle. Although it has been alleged that this item was made for the...

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June 2013 Featured Treasure

June’s featured treasure is a 1695 VR eight reales coin from the Spanish colonial mint at Potosí. It’s shown in two states: to the left as found, with green oxidation and coral deposits, and to...

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May 2013 Treasure of the Month

Since May is the month of flowers we thought we would use this bouquet of Fleet gold and silver as our Treasure of the Month. Our little grouping is sprinkled with green emeralds, which contrast...

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April 2013 Treasure of the Month

This month we are honored to feature the above (17)15-dated Mexico eight reales as our Treasure of the Month. This coin is special because it has a Hollywood history. It was showcased in a segment...

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March 2013 Treasure of the Month

March’s Treasure of the Month proves that not all treasure comes in the form of gold, silver, or jewels. This month’s offering is a “gem” of a find. Upon close inspection it does not appear...

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February 2013 Treasure of the Month

February’s treasure of the month is a unique golden crucifix that was brought to our attention by a visitor at the recent FUN (Florida United Numismatists) Show in Orlando. He told us this incredible story....

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