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An Old Argument Continues…

Recently, while searching through some archival material that we secured a number of years ago, I came across an interesting article  from September, 1966. It appeared  in the official publication of the Florida Secretary of...

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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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A Fleet Fatality

John Pullin

Much has been exposed regarding the events and subsequent treasures located resulting from the hurricane destruction of the 1715 Fleet. There was also an enormous loss of lives by the crew and passengers aboard the...

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May 2021 Treasure of the Month

Our Treasure of the Month for May, 2021 is special as it marks the 10th anniversary of the posting of our first Treasure of the Month in May, 2011. Our featured treasure for this month...

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Surprising New Evidence on the Douglass Beach Wreck

Fleet Society Director and archival research expert Jorge Proctor recently authored an article titled The Nuestra Señora de las Nieves and the Douglass Beach wreck-site, which offers new evidence as the actual name of the remains of the ship located there. Supported...

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April 2021 Treasure of the Month

Our treasure offering for April can be found on display at the Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee, Florida. The coins (or more accurately, cobs) depicted are silver 8 reales from the Spanish colonial mint...

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