Blog The History and Invention of the Long Cross Penny

The History of Long Cross Pennies

by Robert Knecht 6 min read

Knights in shining armor... fair damsels... jousting tournaments and legendary feats of daring-do were all funded by something perhaps not quite as legendary, but ever-so-fascinating - the hand-hammered penny. Take a somewhat irreverent look at this world-changing currency.
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Shipwreck Treasure Coin Necklaces

Setting Shipwreck Coins in Heirloom Jewelry

by Robert Knecht 3 min read

Crafting shipwreck treasure coins - like these from the Atocha and Sao Jose - into heirloom necklaces is part art, part science. And, of course, learn more about Atocha coins along the way as you watch!
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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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VIDEO: Admiral Gardner Bronze Shipwreck Spikes

VIDEO: Admiral Gardner Bronze Shipwreck Spikes

by April Knecht 1 min read

Check out our new video from the Conservation Lab - Bronze Admiral Gardner Shipwreck spikes from start to finish!
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OK, maybe it's just me... but do Robert's Facbook posts

OK, maybe it's just me... but do Robert's Facbook posts

by April Knecht 1 min read

distinct theme? I could blather on about this topic for quite some time... but maybe I'll just throw it out to the group... here are some of his most recent posts:

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