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December 2022 Treasure of the Month

Inasmuch as December is traditionally a month of giving we usually feature an item that we think would be nice to find gift wrapped under a tree on Christmas morning. Our Treasure of the Month

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November 2022 Treasure of the Month

Our Treasure of the Month for November is this conserved signal cannon, intact with yoke.  Recovered from the Corrigan’s wreck site north of Vero Beach, this special cannon, also referred to as a salute cannon,

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October 2022 Treasure of the Month

Our Treasure of the Month for October stands out as one of the most unusual items that we have ever featured: an intact piece of Tonala Ware recovered from the Winter Beach salvage camp, located about

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September 2022 Treasure of the Month

Our Treasure of the Month for September is this very rare 1700 two escudos from the Spanish colonial mint at Lima, Peru. Only one of four known, this boldly struck, well centered Fleet Lima shows

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August 2022 Treasure of the Month

August’s Treasure of the Month is a Mexico eight reales coin along with a small Treasure Salvors certificate which was brought to our attention by Fleet Society Advisory Board member Charlie Winn. Charlie’s role on

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July 2022 Treasure of the Month

Our Treasure of the Month for July is this bell recovered in 1990 by the four-man crew of the Rogue Wave, a sub-contractor working for the Mel Fisher Center at the time.  Specifically, it was Gary

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June 2022 Treasure of the Month

Our Treasure of the Month for June is this denomination set of Mexico City, Mexico, 8-4-2-1 silver reales, housed in a 8 ¾ “ x 3 ½” promotional wooden box. The box, made of walnut,

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May 2022 Treasure of the Month

Our passion for EOs (encrusted objects) continues with our Treasure of the Month for May. In the past we have featured numerous EOs, including silver wedges, individual coins, coin clumps (or aggregates), and non-coin-related items

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 April 2022 Treasure of the Month

Our featured treasure for April is this double dated 1710 eight escudos from the Spanish colonial mint in Lima, Peru. As can be seen in the image a double dated coin contains two dates, one

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March 2022 – Treasure of the Month

March’s Treasure of the Month are these two intact K’ang Hsi porcelain tea cups from the 1715 Fleet.  What is remarkable about these pieces are that they are intact, which is quite rare. Produced by

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February 2022 Treasure of the Month

Our Treasure of the Month for February was a recent acquisition from the Florida United Numismatist (FUN) Show held in early January of this year. Our featured item is this silver eight reales dated 1698

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January 2022 – Treasure of the Month

We welcome in the new year with our latest Treasure of the Month for January, this small group of encrusted silver eight reales. Featuring encrusted objects is a hallmark of our monthly treasures. It is

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December 2021 – Treasure of the Month

Our Treasure of the Month for December (a month known for gift giving) may very well have been under someone’s Christmas tree at one time. This unusual item is a ballast stone from the 1715

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November 2021 Treasure of the Month

Our Treasure of the Month for November is this silver wedge shaped ingot, partially encrusted in a matrix of shells and other ocean deposits which gives the piece its unique character. Weighing in at an

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October 2021 Treasure of the Month

Our Treasure of the Month for October is this exceptional Mexico 1713 MXo J eight escudos, struck on a huge (36mm) round planchet from a Royal die. Those who are students of Fleet related gold

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September 2021 Treasure of the Month

Our Treasure of the Month for September is this beautiful gold box with a coral rosary and rings set with various gemstones. The recovery of this  fantastic treasure has a very interesting back story. On

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August 2021 Treasure of the Month

August’s Treasure of the Month is a group of Spanish silver reales from the 1715 Fleet collected by a long time resident of Florida’s renowned Treasure Coast. Our collector was not especially sophisticated in numismatics

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July 2021 Treasure of the Month

Our Treasure of the Month for July is courtesy of Frank Noga of Eastlake, Ohio. Frank acquired this cute little artifact from the legendary Tommy Gore who worked during the heyday of recovery operations in

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June 2021 Treasure of the Month

For June’s Treasure of the Month we are featuring this beautiful eight escudos gold coin (or “cob ”)  from the Spanish colonial mint of Lima, Peru. Dated 1712, it is not particularly a rare date

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