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Why the Brazilians Speak Portuguese and Spanish and Portuguese Shipwreck Treasure Coins Blog

Why the Brazilians Speak Portuguese

by Robert Knecht 3 min read

OK, so at first blush this may not seem to have anything to do with shipwreck treasure coins, but when you add in Columbus, the Ottoman empire, a pope and a treaty dividing the world, amazing things can happen.
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El Cazador... the Shipwreck that Changed the Course of History

El Cazador... the Shipwreck that Changed the Course of History

by Robert Knecht 3 min read

Discover how a 1784 shipwreck shaped the modern world, and how her precious cargo of "America's First Silver Dollars" made a greater mark on history at the bottom of the sea than if they had arrived at their destination.
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VIDEOS: "Pieces of Eight" with Pirate Rob

VIDEOS: "Pieces of Eight" with Pirate Rob

by April Knecht 3 min read

Ahoy Seafarers, Scurvy Bilge Rats... and, of course, Pirates! Here be the latest videos from the Captain's Cabin:  All about Pieces of Eight Part I, and Inside the Studio: Creating a Piece of Heirloom Jewelry from a Piece of 8!

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Shipwreck Silver - the Story Behind the Story

Shipwreck Silver - the Story Behind the Story

by Robert Lewis Knecht 8 min read

So, what’s the deal with shipwreck silver? Discovery, salvage and history combine to create treasures that come to life…
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