|REVISITING THE PLVS VLTRA COMMEMORATIVE CAP
FOUR NEW COLORS TO CHOOSE FROM
SORRY! LAST ONE
SOLD ON 27 APRIL 2012.
WHITE with NAVY
OLIVE with GOLD Embroidery
KHAKI with NAVY Embroidery
BLACK with SILVER Embroidery
NOW AVAILABLE IN BLACK; WHITE; KHAKI; OR OLIVE!
1ST and 2ND Choice
Posted 15 NOV 2009~
In the year 1535, an
edict was initiated in Spain by the reigning monarchs. This cedula
decreed that both Santo Domingo and Mexico City were now authorized to
establish facilities at which to coin silver and copper. King Carlos I
and Queen Regent Juana, in their very specific ordinance, detailed the
appearance of the new coinage, as well as its weights, denominations,
etc. Part of this description was that the king’s motto: PLVS VLTRA
(“More Beyond”) was to be displayed in a conspicuous place on each
coin, as well as the Gothic M (Mexico), identifying all such output as
originating from the mint in Nueva España.
In 1536, the
new mint in Mexico —established at the former hacienda of Hernán
Cortés— was up and running and stamping out crude coins for
use and for the efficient shipment of precious metals to Spain.
In 2006, we
commemorated the 470th
anniversary of the first issuance of
any type of coins in the New World: those from the casa de moneda at
Mexico City! The PLVS VLTRA Cap was our "dedication" to this pioneer
NEW PLVS VLTRA LOGO.©2006
better way for us to commemorate this
momentous event than to proudly wear the badge of King Carlos’ crowning
glory, the banner bearing the PLVS VLTRA motto strung between the
Pillars of Hercules!!?? The banner is surmounted by the date that
heralded the beginning of our common interest, and the earliest mint
mark —the Uncial “M”— is positioned below it, creating our own “badge.”
On the back of
the Commemorative Cap, above the quick-adjust strap, are the
half-inch-high words: “I DIG COBS!” … which only means something to us
“inner circle” collectors, scholars, treasure divers, and beachcombers
who do “dig” cob coins! I can envision coming down the aisle at a coin
convention and being readily recognized as a collector of Spanish
colonial coins just by the cap that I wear! I can also see the envy of
others as I wear this striking cover while swinging my metal detector
at the beach or protecting my nose from the sun aboard a salvage vessel
off Florida’s Treasure Coast!
ATTN: Ball Caps
P. O. Box
Beach, FL 33402
“PLVS VLTRA” BALL
CAPS MAKE A COME-BACK
the ball caps offered in 2006 keep coming in. Thank you! In light of
the continuing interest in this item, we have authorized a small
production of these PLVS VLTRA caps in new colors for this holiday
season. This is to differentiate the new caps from the original issues
… and to add variety to our sports wardrobe!
Made of 100% washed cotton twill; embroidered logos; sandwiched,
pre-formed brim; low-profile crown; one-size fits all adjustment strap.
The NEW Color Combos are: BLACK
Cloth with Silver Embroidered Graphics and
with Navy Blue Graphics; KHAKI with Navy Blue Graphics; and OLIVE with Gold Embroidery. (Limited Quantities of each.
Specify 1ST and 2ND Choices when ordering.)
can be shipped until
15 December 2009 in plenty of time for the holidays!
Promotional item, priced at minimal profit: $30.00 plus $5.00 postage in the U.S.
Ernie says, “I’ll pay for the shipping carton!”
(Kampen?). Three-Tower mint mark, top of obverse in legend. Felipe II
1590. Obverse: Portraits (facing) commemorating the Catholic
Ferdinand and Isabella. Reverse: Crowned Hapsburg Shield. Weight:
3.4 grams. Major Diameter: 23.5 mm. Condition:
561-965-2930 or SeaScribe@att.net
05 February 2004
THIS VETERAN BY ITS
SAY THIS ABOUT HER:
has been active on the 1715 fleet sites, as well
as the 1733
fleet sites over
the past 5 years. With twin gas-powered
engines the salvage
boat has been able to excavate 6’ to 8’ deep in 20 feet of water in a
blowers can be pinned
from the boarding ladder,
'under the boat' connection (possibly a first in the salvage
Under rough weather emergency conditions this can be quite a time [and
finger] saver. The Brownie Third Lung hookah rig, with twin Gast
can handle 4 divers on 100 feet of hose when long-lining a new dive
boat has both a
fly bridge control station, as well as
a main cabin
Three point anchor stations, as well as a sailboat 'coffee-grinder'
on the stern, are set up
the boat over salvage
was outfitted with a new toilet 2 years ago,
and has a
shower on board as
well. Outfitted with double bunk beds in one stateroom, and bow
beds forward, the boat can handle overnight trips when needed."
—Bob “Frogfoot” Weller and
Rob Barfield, Treasure
Divers and Former Owners of TREASURE
Twin Custom Aluminum
"Treasure Coast" Style w/Cages
Brownie's Third Lung
w/all Regulators and Hoses;
08 August 2002.
FOR WORKING THE
COASTAL REEFS...YOU COULD BE ON-SITE THIS SEASON!
23-Foot VIKING Inboard
on Rebuilt Engine
Boat Stored on
ROCKET Trailer. Ready for the road!
GPS, Marine Radio
Heavy Gauge Aluminum Prop-wash Deflector with Safety CAGE. Stepped
for easy entry / exit from water. Easy to install or remove from boat.
Two Hose, HONDA-driven
Surface-Supplied Air. Brand-new Carb.
Anchor setup, all lines included. Foldable Dive Tank Racks. Outriggers.
Teak Dive Platform.
13 JULY 2002.
FLEET EIGHT ESCUDOS
GOLD COIN FOR SALE!
|In the halçyon
days of salvaging the
1733 Spanish plate fleet in the Florida Keys, divers Jack Haskins and
L. Chaney recovered, among other treasures, five gold coins of great
today on the San José! One of them (currently for sale)
pictured here and another in Bob Weller’s latest book, Galleon Alley,
on page 153.
The first issue of milled
gold coins occurred
from the Mexico City mint in 1732, and only a couple of these
be traced today. The five San José “Portrait Coins” are
an estimated ten of this 1733 issue to have survived to modern
(Jack had previously recovered a 4-escudo “portrait” from the Angustias
of 1733.) The “face” of this coin bears a bust of King Felipe V of
and the reverse is emblazoned with a crowned and wreathed shield of
The mint mark (oM), the assayer initial (F), and denomination (8) [escudos]
are noted on the reverse, while the date (1733) rests under the bust on
Made of 22+ karats of
Mexican gold, a photo
does little to show off the actual beauty of this first series of
Gold” coins from the mints of the Spanish New World Colonies. Value?
worst of the five was sold to a collector, years ago when they were
recovered, for $26,000. If one goes to auction now, we are told it
bring $30-50,000 in the heat of the sale! [Weight: 27.0 grams.
1.47 in. (37 mm.)]
GOLD IS FOREVER!
Call Ernie Richards 561-965-2930
(or: e-mail SeaScribe@att.net)
Caller Took It!)
Here are TWO
(they have many nicknames) located on Florida's Treasure Coast.
One is for a
16" or 17" propeller
(formerly run from a
inboard engine) the
for a larger
boat swinging a
21" or 22" screw
For 16" - 17" (MAX)
propeller. Sound, all-aluminum
construction. "We will advise the buyer how to mount this one as part
the deal. For a FEE, we will assist in the installation AT OUR
This blower sold for $3000 new (installed), its price now is $1250,
up at our shop in Sebastian, FL." Brackets and mods will be required to
adapt to your boat.
it up here!
For 21" - 22" (MAX)
propeller. Sound, all-aluminum
construction, for up to a 35-foot boat! "We will advise the buyer how
mount this one as part of the deal, NO INSTALLATION OFFERED. For a FEE,
we will travel within 30 miles to ADVISE on installation. This blower
cost $3500 new, its price now is $2000, picked up at our shop in
FL." Brackets and mods will be required to adapt to your boat.
it up here!
Contact "Ed" or
at 888-671-9172 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
(serious inquiries only, please!)