Wednesday, October 15, 2014

10/15/14 Report - 300 Year Anniversary of 1715 Fleet. Valuable Coin Found In Roll, 1000 Year Old Coin Detected. Shark Feeding Frenzy

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Coral Beads From Rosary Listed
In Current Sedwick Coins Online Auction.
Notice the barnacles.
Next year marks three hundred years since the 1715 Fleet disaster.  Some one wrote in and asked about any special events for the commemoration.

The first big event that I know of will be at the Florida United Numismatists Convention in Orlando.  The FUN Convention, which will be held at the Orange County Convention Center January 8 through the 11th, will include a display of 1715 Fleet treasures and artifacts from the State of Florida collection.

That will be the biggest display of 1715 Fleet items at the convention but undoubtedly there will be more.  I'd expect Sedwick Coins to be there too, for example.  They usually are at FUN Conventions.

The 1715 Plate Society will present a two-day seiminar July 28 and 29 at the Vero Beach Museum of Art. 

On Aug. 13, Indian River County Main Library will provide lectures and there will be a display or 1715 Fleet artifacts.

The McLarty and Mel Fisher Museums will undoubtedly also host events.

I'll try to provide more details when the time gets nearer.

Here is a link that talks about the anniversary year events.

A man was searching through a roll of Kennedy halves looking for silver and found a coin that might be worth two or three thousand dollars.   He found a very special 1861-O Seated Liberty half-dollar.

Here is the link to that article.

One detectorist was lucky enough to dug up a coin that is over 1000 years old. 

The article says, An extremely rare 1,250 year-old silver coin found by a treasure hunter with a metal detector in a field near Newbury last year, has sold at auction for £336.   [Around $500]

The Anglo-Saxon coin, known as a sceat, was struck between the years 710AD and 760AD and, although it was buried in the ground for more than 1,000 years, it is described as being in “extremely fine/very fine” condition according to London auctioneers Spink.

Here is the link to that article.

Here is a cool video showing a shark feeding frenzy that brought them right up onto the sand.

I've seen sharks in shallow water while detecting, but they never seemed much interested in me, which is good.

There was one barracuda that used to keep an eye on me so continually that it got on my nerves.

He was always around the same area.

Armour Listed In Sedwick Coins Auction.
Notice the dent.  Musket ball maybe.

Back a few days ago I was talking about wear and tear and encrustation and stuff that you'll sometimes find on items.  The pictures that I posed today are two items in the Sedwick Coins auction that show nice marks of character.

Gonzalo turned into a strong hurricane but is staying east of the Bahamas.

On the Treasure Coast it looks like we'll be looking at something like a 3 or 4 foot surf for a few days.

I'll keep an eye on the remaining disturbance in the Atlantic.

Happy hunting,