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Treasure of the Month

October 2017 Treasure of the Month

September 29, 2017 | 1

Our featured treasure for October is this solid gold rosary crucifix. We have chosen this item because of its extreme rarity. The rosary to which this crucifix is attached was found in August 1993 at the Cabin Wreck not far from the McClarty Treasure Museum near Sebastian, Florida. The obverse side of the crucifix features […]

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September 2017 Treasure of the Month

August 30, 2017 | 1

September’s Treasure of the Month is a fresh from the sea cache of two escudos found by Dan Porter near Fort Pierce on Saturday August 19, 2017. This group of coins is a complement to our Treasure of the Month for August, which featured gold coins found in 1988 in the same location south of […]

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August 2017 Treasure of the Month

July 31, 2017 | 1

Our featured treasure for August is from a collection of documents, records, and photographs which the Fleet Society recently acquired from a private source. This image is a group of eight escudos from the colonial mint of Lima, Peru. Recovered in 1988 from the Douglass Beach Wreck site south of present day Fort Pierce, these […]

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July 2017 Treasure of the Month

June 30, 2017 | 1

Our TOM for July is a mystery item.  It was found at the Cabin Wreck site in the early 60’s by the Real Eight Company.  (NOTE: The Real Eight Company was responsible for recovering vast amounts of treasure from the wreck sites of the 1715 Fleet from the 1960’s into the 1970’s). Upon close inspection, […]

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June 2017 Treasure of the Month

May 30, 2017 | 1

This month’s featured treasure is appropriate for June, as it was found 26 years ago this month … on June 22nd. This exceptional gold chain was liberated from the seabed by none other than Bob Weller. Known to all as “Frogfoot” (a nickname he was given while serving during the Korean War with Navy Underwater […]

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May 2017 Treasure of the Month

April 29, 2017 | 0

Our featured treasure for May is a gold bar found a number of years ago at the Corrigan’s Beach wreck site.  Just over three inches in length, this little ingot weighs in at 462 grams (or 1.018 pounds).  There is an interesting circular “feathered crown” tax stamp (see detail) shown on the bar.  Close inspection […]

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April 2017 Treasure of the Month

March 31, 2017 | 2

April’s featured Treasure made its appearance at the recent International Conference in St. Augustine on March 17, 2017. This silver bar was discovered in the 1960’s by Kip Wagner at “the gold wreck, south of Fort Pierce”. It is so described by Kip Wagner on pages 214-215 of his book Pieces of Eight, Recovering the Riches of […]

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March 2017 Treasure of the Month

February 28, 2017 | 0

Our featured treasure for the month of March is this delicate hand carved Madonna and Child. This item was found south of the McLarty Treasure Museum in 1977. The location of the discovery places it in the area of the Survivors and Salvagers’ Camp established by those that survived the hurricane that destroyed the 1715 […]

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