June 17 – 19, 1973. The fourth major Real Eight auction offered 609 Lots of silver and gold coins plus 58 Lots of artifacts at Sotheby’s Parke Bernet sale in New York City.
The “Tricentennial Royal” and over 50 other gold coins are found by the Schmitt Family near Fort Pierce, Florida.
During the War of Spanish Succession a British Captain ambushes a Spanish Treasure Fleet. During the engagement the Spanish vessel San Jose was sunk off the coast of Cartagena, Columbia. The ship was laden with gold, silver and emeralds with a current value of $17 billion dollars. The ship was located by the Woods Hole […]
The crew of the salvage vessel “Half Reale” find an ornate solid gold jewelry box containing a seven emerald gold cross, a large woven chain and two gold-and-emerald rings. (Cabin Wreck, south of Sebastian Inlet).
This month’s featured treasure was designed to hold a treasure but with time it became a treasure itself. This box (or what remains of it) is only one of two genuine “Treasure Chests” found on the 1715 Fleet. It is made of pine (or possibly South American Cypress) and held together by copper nails. This […]
While working the Douglass Beach wreck site Near Fort Pierce, Florida, Mel Fisher finds 1,033 gold coins scattered on the ocean floor. He describes the scene as a “carpet of gold”.
Articles of Incorporation filed by Real Eight Company.
For this May, we take you back to July of 2010, when Greg Bounds and his crew, working the Corrigan’s site, made a discovery of historical and numismatic importance. They discovered a swivel gun from one of Echevers’ prize ships. But not a typical swivel gun, for on examination it proved to be packed not with cannon shot […]