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July 2011 Treasure of the Month

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...

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DATELINE: Lake Worth, Florida

The 2011 Sunken Treasure Seminars begin next Monday, June 20, 2011 and will continue through Thursday, June 23, 2011. These popular seminars were first held in April of 1994. This year’s seminar topics include “Deep...

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1714 Mexico 8 Escudo Die 9

1714 Mexico 8 Escudo Die 9 or State type S found in 1964. This piece is a fully dated 1714 GRAT. The coin has wonderful surfaces, a nearly full shield and a well centered cross...

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Straps for Cash

by Daniel Frank Sedwick When you look at Mexican cobs of the 1600s and 1700s, you may wonder how cob planchets were made, given their sometimes crazy shapes. We know from contemporary documents that an...

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June 2011 Treasure of the Month

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...

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1715 Mexico 8 Escudo

1715 Mexico 8 Escudo found in 1964. This coin is a fully dated 1715. The quality of the photograph is rather poor and does not do the coin justice. It is round with a full...

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1715 Mexico 8 Escudo

1715 Mexico 8 Escudo found in 1964. This coin is a fully dated 1715. The quality of the photograph is rather poor and does not do the coin justice. It is round with a full...

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May 2011 Treasure of the Month

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),...

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1712 Lima 8 Escudo

1712 Lima 8 Escudo found in 1964. This is a rather exquisite coin with wonderful surfaces and sharply struck details. The obverse clearly shows two dates although the photograph does not completely show the full...

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1710 Lima 8 Escudo

1710 Lima 8 Escudo found in 1975. The specimen shows a well centered sharply struck double date. On the obverse the Pillars and Waves are rather high allowing a substantial portion of the legend to...

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Lou Ullian Journal Letter

March 17th 2010 letter authored by Louis J. Ullian original Real 8 member describing a journal he kept of Real 8 activity from 1960 to 1965. A sample of the journal contents is shown below....

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