DATELINE: Washington, Pennsylvania

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.

Run of Mexico silver 8 Reales from 1701 to 1715-obverse
Run of Mexico silver 8 Reales from 1701 to 1715-obverse
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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.

Mexico 1714 silver cobs and a complete set of Mexico 8 Escudos from 1714

Mexico 1714 silver cobs and a complete set of Mexico 8 Escudos from 1714-obverse
Mexico 1714 silver cobs and a complete set of Mexico 8 Escudos from 1714-obverse
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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.

Lima 8 Escudos from 1699 to 1714

Lima 8 Escudos from 1699 to 1714 - obverse
Lima 8 Escudos from 1699 to 1714 – obverse
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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.

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    Just wanted to point out, the 8 Reales coin in the run of dates of 8 reales, coin #4. The coin set in the run as a 1704, is actually a 1714/3. It’s not a 1704 🙁 the 1704 and 1713(1714/3) have very very different designs. The coin #4 is a classic example of the 1713 common type, with the typical 1713 castles and lions, along with all other elements that can be seen. If you look at your coin #12, the 1713, you’ll note they are the same, but one with an overdate (#4).
    Hope that helps.

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