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Historical Images from 1715 Fleet Gold Coins, Part 1… Eight Escudos

As a follow up to our previous posting in October 2017 titled Historical Images from the 1715 Fleet, we presented a number of images that we recently recovered from a large collection of documents and related material that was purchased by the Society a number of months ago. There we featured artifacts that were recovered

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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

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