Recently, the Fleet Society was privileged to receive several photographs depicting an advanced collection of silver and gold coins from the 1715 Fleet.
The first photograph we received depicted a “run” of Mexico silver 8 Reales from 1701 to 1715 (with the exception of 1705). The obverse and reverse of these coins are seen in this image.
A second photograph presents a complete set of Mexico 1714 silver cobs, all denominations. In addition, a complete set of Mexico 8 Escudos from 1714, obverse and reverse, all denominations is shown.
Finally, there is a set of Lima 8 Escudos from 1699 to 1714 (with the exception of 1700, 1706 and 1707).
It is anticipated that the silver coins will be individually photographed and incorporated into the 1715 Fleet Society Research Collection. As far as the escudos are concerned, these too will be incorporated into the 1715 Fleet Society Research Collection for gold cobs which we hope to launch in 2015.
I would like to thank the lucky individual who is the owner of these choice and rare cobs for sharing them with us. It is truly a collection that is to be appreciated.