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November 2011 Treasure of the Month

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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 specimens. Note that each coin has a nearly full OMJ, with much of the obverse shield showing. Fully dated 1715 […]

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October 2011 Treasure of the Month

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October’s Treasure of the Month is this nifty little silver ingot salvaged from the 1715 Fleet. It weighs a hefty 21.5 troy ounces with dimensions of 11 x 3.1 x 2.9 cm. Notice the sugar-loaf tapered shape, with many tiny pits from the smelting process. The absence of any markings means this was a privately […]

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September 2011 Treasure of the Month

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September’s featured treasure is this gorgeous 1715 Fleet eight escudos produced at the Spanish colonial mint in Lima. By any measure of rarity, the 1705 Lima is a rare Fleet coin. Only a handful of specimens are known, including the two held in the State of Florida Collection. For those of you who like your […]

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August 2011 Treasure of the Month

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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 Beach site. Less than two months ago, this item was resting at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, where it […]

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July 2011 Treasure of the Month

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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 published by the Real Eight Museum of Sunken Treasure in the 1960s. This coin was recognized by the Real Eight […]

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June 2011 Treasure of the Month

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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 2004.

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May 2011 Treasure of the Month

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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), these beauties are as fresh and bright as the day they were produced. They are accompanied by a gold chain […]

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