For this month’s featured treasure we travel back to the summer of 2013 when this beautiful 1697 Lima one escudo was recovered from Neptune’s grasp. Found at the Corrigan’s Beach wreck site by Queen’s Jewels, LLC. in July 2013, this coin was one of 48 recovered at that time. The obverse shows an exceptional strike. (An image […]
Our featured treasure for November is the emerald-studded gold cross (below), found by Frank Giovenco at the Corrigan’s Beach wreck site in 1984. Frank’s fabulous find measures 1 – 5/16 inches tall and 7/8 of an inch wide. It is set with six of the clearest emeralds that we have seen come off of the […]
“Pieces of Eight” by Kip Wagner goes into production.
The first sale of 1715 Fleet gold coins recovered by the Real Eight Company (106 coins in all). The coins were auctioned by the Henry Christensen Company in New Jersey.
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.