14-05-2018 – 15-05-2018
Treasure Auction 23
Rare silver cobs and shipwreck treasures
Daniel Frank Sedwick will hold their 23rd Treasure Auction in Winter Park (Florida) on May 15 and 16, 2018. Collectors will find gold and silver cobs and coins, shipwreck ingots and various silver coin collections.
Daniel Frank Sedwick and his team underlines the deep research they are doing for important items. Thanks to advances in technology that have increased the availability of research materials, they are able to discover (or rediscover) lost pedigrees, new varieties or important historical context, or even to correct longstanding errors. This extra work pays off for both consignors and bidders, of course, but also advances general understanding of numismatic history.
Here are some important highlights this time:
They Gold Cobs sections begins with many high-grade Mexico City and Lima cob 8 escudos from the 1715 Fleet such as a Lima, Peru, 1711M cob 8 escudos (lot 15), plus a broad-flan Cuzco 2 escudos (lot 26), along with a number of Colombian and Spanish cobs of all periods.
U.S. Coins and Paper Money starts with the perfect bridge from gold cobs: a unique and historical Lima cob 8 escudos 1741V regulated to $15 in value by Boston goldsmith Joseph Edwards, Jr. in the early days of the United States sometime around 1770 to 1783 (lot 83). A brief history on regulated gold coinage in the United States, researched and written by Daniel Frank Sedwick, precedes the lot.
World Gold Coins features several Mexican 8 escudos pedigreed to the James Bevill collection like a Mexico City 1823JM 8 escudos of Iturbide (lot 194), including some that are plated in his Texas numismatic history book, The Paper Republic (2009).
The Shipwreck Ingots section has gold and silver specimens from nine different shipwrecks, including three large silver bars and a silver “piña” ingot all from the Atocha (1622) (lot 246) with a combined weight of just over 266 troy pounds!
The Shipwreck Coins section consists of many gold and silver coins recovered from popular wrecks like Atocha (1622), Maravillas (1656), 1715 Fleet, Vliegenthart (1735), and S.S. Republic (1865) in addition to scarcer finds like Whydah (1717) (lot 470) and “Fort Capron treasure” (1857) (lot 608). Don’t miss the Auguste (1761) Shipwreck Research Collection (lots 526-570), which boasts a wide variety of dates and mints of French ecus.
The inaugural Coin Jewelry section is made up of pieces de-accessed from jewelry stock by several jewelers affected by recent hurricanes.
The Mexico, Lima and Potosí Silver Cobs sections feature several Royals (including a very rare Potosí 4 reales Royal 1709Y plated in the Standard Catalog, lot 939) as well as two very rare Santo Domingo Charles-Joanna billon issues in the rare denominations of 11 maravedís and blanca (lots 989 and 990, respectively).
The large World Silver Coins section hosts several collections, including more Mexican coins from the James Bevill collection such as a Mexico City 1824JM hookneck eagle cap-and-rays 8 reales (lot 1384), the Ricardo Muñiz collection of Mexican pillar 1 reales, and our third offering of selections from the Richard Stuart collection.
The World Paper Money section encompasses many rarities like a set of Peruvian Banco Central overprinted soles from 1935 (lots 1561-1564), two very rare and high-grade Puerto Rican specimen notes (lots 1568 and 1569), and a selection of scarce Guatemalan quetzales.
Moving on to Artifacts, collectors will find an array of shipwreck items such as a gold olive blossom chain (lot 1599) and a coat of arms seal (lot 1600), both from the 1715 Fleet, in addition to various non-wreck pieces such as swords and flintlocks.
Following the main auction is an Express section featuring additional coins, medals and bank notes for the value-minded collector.
Lots will be displayed at Daniel Frank Sedwick’s booth (#32) during the Chicago Coin Expo, April 18-21.
You can bid online browsing through the online auction catalog.