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September 2012 Treasure of the Month

Our featured Treasure of the Month is an intimate group of five Mexican eight reales from the Spanish colonial mind at Mexico City. These coins display the prominent hammer marks or faceting blows, that are...

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July 2012 Treasure of the Month

July 31, 2012 is Fleet Day and will mark the 297th anniversary of the 1715 Fleet disaster. But July 31st also marks another important but lesser-known Fleet anniversary. On July 31, 1992, the late Captain...

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June 2012 Treasure of the Month

June’s Treasure of the Month is an assortment of spectacular jewelry items from an old collection that was recently brought to our attention. The owner of these pieces very graciously allowed us to photograph them...

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May 2012 Treasure of the Month

“THE GREATEST COIN RECOVERED FROM THE 1715 FLEET” Mr. and Mrs. Lucky had been coming to Florida’s Treasure Coast for a few years, and they dabbled in a pastime here known as metal-detecting. Escaping the...

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April 2012 Treasure of the Month

Without the recoveries from the 1715 Fleet, our knowledge of Carlos II (1666-1700) Lima escudos would be minimal and fragmentary. Here is a great example. Before 1964 no Lima four escudos were known for most...

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February 2012 Treasure of the Month

February’s treasure of the month is a forty-coin clump of eight reales. This fist-size clump is solid and quite impressive in its color and composition. The coins appear to be full weight and largely uncorroded.

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November 2011 Treasure of the Month

November’s Treasure of the Month is a three-coin trio of 1715 eight reales, which graced the cover of the 100th Issue Milestone Edition of the PLVS VLTRA Newsletter. These coins are all nicely dated 1715...

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August 2011 Treasure of the Month

Our featured treasure for August is a sweet, fully dated 1714 two escudos from the Spanish colonial mint in Mexico City. This piece was found by our friend Mike Brown, who was working the Corrigan’s...

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July 2011 Treasure of the Month

Our featured treasure for July is the fully dated 1715 silver eight reales coin depicted on the Fleet Society logo (left). The same coin is shown in the center image, taken from a promotional brochure...

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June 2011 Treasure of the Month

Our treasure for June is a cache of silver reales from the Spanish colonial mints of Mexico City and Lima, found by Joel Ruth on a Florida beach after Hurricane Jeanne stormed through in September...

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May 2011 Treasure of the Month

Our first-ever featured treasure is this dazzling array of Fleet-recovered gold escudos from the Spanish colonial mints of Mexico City and Lima. Served up on a porcelain dish (also recovered from a Fleet wreck site),...

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