World, U.S. Coin
& Paper Money
Floor Auction November 12-13 - Internet Only November 14
Orlando, Florida -
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Treasure auction brings in $2.25 million
Winter Park, Florida – November 14, 2016 – Shipwreck gold and silver
ingots made a big splash in Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s $2.25 million
floor auction held Nov. 12-14, 2016 in Orlando, Fla.
A complete gold strap intended for making oro corriente (coin-like
ingots) recovered from an early 1500s wreck in the Caribbean sold for
$94,000. It has a 22-karat fineness, weighs 1.128 kilograms and measures
10-1/2” long by 1-1/4” wide by 1/4” deep.
Another very large lot was an 82 pound, 7.36 troy ounce silver bar
recovered from the Atocha purchased for $64,625. The bar is dated
1622, the same year as the sinking of the Atocha.
Other impressive highlights include the year’s largest offering of
Spanish colonial cob coinage. The top gold lot was a Lima, Peru 1713M 8
escudos recovered from the 1715 Fleet which sank off the coast of
Florida and certified by NGC as MS 63 (finest known in the census). It
sold for $32,900.
In addition to the floor auction, educational talks were held on Nov. 11
on a variety of topics including shipwreck treasure recovery,
professional collecting and coin buying strategies.
Daniel Sedwick, president of Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, said the event
provided the perfect close to a successful year.
“The feedback from attendees and bidders was overwhelmingly positive,
reflected in strong bidding and record results, but as always we are
thankful to our consignors for their trust and confidence,” said Sedwick.
“We explored some new areas for us, mainly paper money, and look forward
to offering more high-quality items in the future.”
Of the firm’s inaugural offering of paper money, the most valuable lot
was a Puerto Rican 1813 8 reales note graded by PMG as VF-35 Net /
Pieces Missing acquired for $5,875.
Other top lots and prices realized include:
Gold “finger” bar from the Golden Fleece Wreck: $47,000;
Large gold disk recovered from the 1715 Fleet, 2029 grams,
Lima, Peru 1704H 8 escudos, NGC MS 62: $30,550;
Potosi, Bolivia 1725Y Louis I 8 reales Royal, VF+: $17,035;
Large silver basin recovered from the Atocha: $16,450;
* A premium of 17.5 percent is included in the prices listed.
Consignments are now being accepted for Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s
Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction 21, scheduled for May
3-4, 2017. Please contact Augi Garcia at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Connor Falk at
Click here for Prices Realized
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC is pleased to announce our
Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction #20 catalog
is now online and open for early bidding.
Friday November 11th
Martin Woodward (Isle of Wight, U.K.)
2:00PM "Treasures from the Deep: Significant Shipwreck Finds
from the Isle of Wight and U.K."
Martin Woodward has been a professional diver since 1968,
and is still actively diving in the UK and other locations
worldwide. He was also involved with the RNLI for a total of 38
years, retiring as Coxswain of the Bembridge, Isle of Wight,
lifeboat on reaching the age limit. Martin’s diving career
includes “deep saturation” diving in the North Sea, oilfields in
the Persian Gulf and many other locations worldwide. It has
covered all aspects of commercial diving, including multiple
shipwreck and salvage projects.
Isaac Rudman (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)
3:30PM "La Vida de un Coleccionista Profesional" (in Spanish)
Isaac Rudman, originally from Cuba, splits his time
between Santo Domingo and Miami, and made his money importing
and manufacturing home appliances. He collects Latin American
art, rare coins, and pre-Columbian artifacts, among other
things. He has been a collector for over 40 years and has vast
experience in collecting from all over the world. From a button
to a sculpture or the rarest of Mexican coins--he has seen it
Paul Karon (Florida, U.S.A.)
4:30PM "Strategies for Purchasing Potosi Cobs"
Paul Karon lived for over 38 years in San Juan, Puerto
Rico, before moving to Florida in 1994 with his family. Paul was
a very successful commercial printer with 40 years of
experience; his massive operation had dozens of presses and he
had hundreds of employees. In addition to printing he has been
always devoted to collecting cobs, especially from Potosi,
forming one of the most important collections ever offered in
the 1990s along the lines of the Sellschopp accumulation. Paul
became a full-time dealer specializing in cobs and went from
being a collector to a curator of some other important
collections. Today Paul visits the most important shows around
the country and still consults clients and works as a dealer.
Dave Horner (Florida, U.S.A.)
5:45PM "Compilation of Treasure Recovery Stories 1970-1990"
Dave Horner has lived a life of adventure. From his early
days in the Navy to a successful business career, he has studied
subjects that interest him with a dogged determination. While
living in Virginia Beach, Virginia, he founded one of the first
professional dive shops in the mid-Atlantic region and pioneered
sport diving for treasure through charter trips to sunken ships.
He is a member of the Explorers Club and has sailed his custom
schooner to interesting islands and reefs around the world. Dave
is the author of several books, mostly about sunken ships,
including The Treasure Galleons and Shipwreck (about the
Friday November 11th Pre-Auction Dinner at 7:30 PM
- Saturday auction starts at 9:00 AM EST *all day.
- Sunday auction starts at 9:00 AM EST morning only.
- Monday Internet Only session, from 1PM (for about 4-5 hours)
With this auction we welcome
our newest addition to the company, Connor Falk, just in time
for our inaugural offering of Latin
American paper money (his
specialty) via several important consignments (particularly
Colombia and Mexico). Connor is quickly becoming a specialist,
and he stands ready to answer all your questions with
enthusiasm. Welcome, Connor!
In addition to the paper money, we also have more ancients, U.S.
coins, and medals than in any of our previous auctions. In fact,
this is one of our largest auctions to date, with almost 2300
lots in five sessions. The first three sessions comprise our
main floor auction on Saturday, following a day of educational
seminars and lot viewing on Friday. On Sunday we will finish the
floor auction in one more session (effectively our first
multi-day floor auction), with the final, Internet-Only session
event offers, whether as a consignor or a
Our fourth live floor
auction (Treasure, World and U.S. Coin Auction #20) will take
place on November 11-13, 2016 at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton
Orlando - Disney Springs Area, just minutes from Walt Disney
World. We invite you to attend and take part in the outstanding
• Educational presentations the day before the auction (Nov. 11)
by international numismatic and shipwreck experts.
• Networking with collectors and dealers at our famous Argentine
gaucho-style dinner the night before the auction.
• Lot viewing for all lots the day before and during the live
auction right next to the auction room in the hotel.
• Live bidding in our state-of-the-art auction room with Shaunda
Fry, our world-renowned auctioneer.
Even if you can’t join us live, there are numerous ways for you
to bid and participate remotely. Join phone and Internet bidders
who will be given our usual expert attention and guidance by
Agustin Garcia-Barneche and Daniel Sedwick. Watch live video and
audio feeds during the auction so you can see all the bidding
Book your room at the hotel today using our online link or by
calling 1-800-222-TREE (8733) (group code “SED”). Hotel: DoubleTree Suites by
Hilton Orlando - Disney Springs Area
Address: Walt Disney World, 2305 Hotel Plaza Boulevard, Lake
Buena Vista, Florida, 32830-2811, USA. If the rooms are sold out
or your need help please contact Cori Downing at
email@example.com or call the office at
407.975.3325 for help with accomodations.
¡Hablamos su idioma! Our multilingual staff deals with the most
important Latin American bidders and buyers on the market. We
are able to travel and talk to all our Hispanic bidders and
consignors, which creates a level of comfort that draws even the
most cautious participants to our venue. (Para más información,
favor de contactarse con nuestras oficinas y pedir a hablar con
alguno de nuestro personal bilingüe.)
- The Charles Eidel collection of shipwreck and Spanish
- The Roberto Mastalir
collection of Potosí 1652 Transitional cobs.
Maravillas Wreck Research Collection of Potosí Countermarked
Offering of Potosí Cobs.
- Selection of Mexican Charles & Joanna and Dated Cobs.
Offering of Latin American Paper Money.
Please come see us at the following shows to view auction lots:
Whitman Balitmore Coin & Currency Convention
November 3-6, 2016
Baltimore Convention Center
One West Pratt Street
Our auctions are known worldwide as the best place to buy and
sell the kinds of coins and artifacts you love to collect or
sell! We look forward to hearing from you soon to help you with
your collecting or selling needs, and we hope to see you at one
of our upcoming shows AND in Orlando in November for our live
Link to Auction #20
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