Our Treasure of the Month for October is one of the most unusual items that we have ever featured. Although not gold or silver, this artifact (made of iron) is nevertheless a rare, valuable and unique piece of armament history from the 1715 Fleet. Recovered in 1964 by Lou Ullian of the Real Eight Company, […]
The crew of the recovery vessel Virgalona recover 216 gold coins of various denominations. This was the greatest number of gold coins found in one day in Florida for over two decades. Douglass Beach, near Fort Pierce, Florida.
Recently, the 1715 Fleet Society had a Treasure exhibit at the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatist’s Annual Fall Coin Show in Monroeville, Pa. This exhibit was in conjunction with a presentation delivered by the Association’s featured guest speaker, Bob Evans, who lectured on the treasures of the SS Central America. The Central America was lost in […]
Capt. D’Aire’s Grifon arrives safely in Brest, France, unaware of the Fleet Disaster.
Our featured treasure for September is this unique item that was recently acquired by Queens Jewels LLC. It is special, indeed, because less than 30 days ago it was residing on the sandy bottom of the Atlantic Ocean off the East Coast of Florida. Found on August 8th, 2018 by Mike Brown at the Douglass […]
A 303 year old cannon from the 1715 Fleet was recovered and brought to the surface of the Atlantic Ocean on Monday, August 13, 2018 at Fisherman’s Wharf in Fort Pierce, Florida. It is the first cannon to be recovered in the last 30-35 years. The cannon will be restored, a process that takes about […]
For our Treasure of the Month for August, we turn to our Research Collection, where this gem of a coin is featured. We chose this coin especially because it is by far one of the most handsome coins in our collection. What makes this coin so special can only be ascertained upon close observation. When […]
303rd Anniversary of the loss of the 1715 Fleet.