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Lima Eight Escudos Gold Treasure Coin from the 1715 Fleet ?

Lima Eight Escudos Gold Treasure Coin from the 1715 Fleet ?

by Ben Costello – The 1715 Fleet Society …………. The Holy Grail of Fleet Collectors They say a picture is worth a thousand words. They also say pictures do not lie. But try telling that to anyone who has ever snapped a photo of a UFO – or Bigfoot. Oftentimes a picture ignites a mystery […]

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Numismatic History: The Loss of the 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet

Numismatic History: The Loss of the 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet

By Phil Flemming and Ben Costello – 1715 Fleet Society ……. Prelude to History In the early morning hours of July 31, 1715, one of the richest Spanish treasure fleets ever assembled was in trouble. Carrying a fortune in gold, silver and jewels from Spain’s New World empire, the Fleet was trying to outrun an […]

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