Saturday, March 29, 2014

3/29/14 Report - Treasure Coast Gold Coin, Mystery Object and Several Older Items From the Treasure Coast

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I got word that a $2.5 gold piece similar to the one shown here was recently found in the Vero area.  This is not the found coin.  The found coin was a 1927, which in fine condition would be worth something like $225.

 In the picture of the found coin that I saw it didn't look in that good of condition.  Still, a really great find.

As I always say, you never know what might pop up.

Mystery Object
Find and photo by Dan B.
Here is a mystery object.  Can you help identify it?  Please let me know if you have any ideas.

The mystery object was found by Dan B.

Looks like roses or flowers in the middle circle.

As you can see there are some good objects coming in from off-beach sites lately.

Here is a very good list of books and resources on the topic of Spanish Florida.  Several can be access totally online.  A good number are written in the Spanish language.

Here is one book from that list that was published in 1905, entitled The Spanish Settlements Within the Present Limits of the United States Florida 1562 - 1574.

Most of us are familiar with some of the history of the 1715 Fleet, but many are not familiar with some of the other earlier history.  This book provides a lot of good information from the 16th Century.

Here is the link.

A chapter on the treasure fleets starts on page 9 and concludes on page 27.  Also on page 9 you'll find mention of some pirates that you might not know about.

This is a history book of the early days of Spanish Florida, 1562 - 1574.    Well worth browsing.

Here are some more nice older Treasure Coast finds from William M.  All of the photos below are by William M.

 Great finds Dan and William!

Thanks for sharing the finds and photos.

You can find old places that aren't hunted out by doing some research.  That is why I gave you the bibliography today.

On the Treasure Coast we'll have a higher high tide today and a low low.  That might help the beaches a little.

Tomorrow there will be a pretty smooth surf too.

Combining the tides and smooth surf should provide a few opportunities.

Don't forget to give you ideas on the mystery object.

Happy hunting.