The 1715 Fleet Society wishes to launch a discussion on grading Spanish Colonial cobs. This, our first sailing on the stormy sea of grading, will focus specifically on grading Mexican silver cobs (1536-1733). Other mints and other cob series will be visited in the sequels. We invite collectors of Mexican cobs to take the brief […]
A dean of Spanish numismatics, Senor Rafael Tauler Fesser, has at last committed his lifetime of study to print in a magnificent new book, ORO MACUQUINO, Catalogo Imperio Espanol 1474 a 1756. In 571 pages illustrated with thousands of color photographs ORO MACUQUINO manages to cover the entire history of Spanish and Spanish Colonial gold cob coinage. No […]
Winter 1965 edition of Sport Camping Magazine. This issue featured Real Eight Co. member Del Long who recently passed away on May 4th, 2011.
Without the recoveries from the 1715 Fleet, our knowledge of Carlos II (1666-1700) Lima escudos would be minimal and fragmentary. Here is a great example. Before 1964 no Lima four escudos were known for most years of Carlos II’s reign, including 1697. Then, in July 1964, the Real Eight Company found this media onza (four […]
Here is a recent item sent to us by our friend Mike Brown regarding a very special day in his life. We should all be so lucky. A DAY TO REMEMBERSebastian, FL March 3, 2012. Following a nearly a two-year long wait, Mike Brown (Gold Hound, LLC partner & diver) was extremely fortunate following the […]
Back by popular demand! The 1715 Fleet Society is happy to report that the new revised edition of the “The Treasure Fleet of 1715: Search for the Queen’s Jewels” by professional marine archaeologist Robert F. Westrick is now available through our website. For those of you who visited us at the January 2012 FUN Show […]
Today we contacted Captain Bonnie Schubert. Bonnie is the treasure salvor who in the summer of 2010 recovered this magnificent Gold Pelican. Bonnie skippered the “Gold Hawg” and was working the Douglass Beach site as a sub-contractor for 1715 Fleet-Queens Jewel, LLC. Bonnie, who is a big supporter of the 1715 Fleet Society, talked to […]
It was in the early afternoon of a June day in 1967 that John de Bry found his first significant artifact to date, a silver-gilded miniature urn. The gilding was still visible in places, with some green corrosion product on certain parts of the urn. While the purpose of the urn was never clearly determined, […]