Treasure, World, U.S. Coin & Paper Money Auction #20

Floor Auction November 12-13 - Internet Only November 14

Orlando, Florida - Auction Concluded






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, 11.25-karat: $47,000;

·         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 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.


Educational Talks:


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 all.

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 1654 Capitana).

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)



Order Catalog

Catalog Sections:

iCollector (Register and enter Bids)

SixBid (Sixbid auction view)

NumisBids (for fast Gallery browsing)



372 pages full color - 2292 lots.




By submitting your bids  you agree to the terms

and conditions stated here.


Order Auction #20 Printed Catalog. - 372 pages



November 12, Saturday (9AM-11PM EST)

Session I: - Lots 1-554


- Gold Cobs
- World Gold Coins
- Shipwreck Ingots
- Shipwreck Coins 1500s-1650s
- Shipwreck Coins 1660s-1740s
- Shipwreck Coins 1750s-1900s

Session II: Lots 555-1107


- Mexico Silver Cobs
- Lima Silver Cobs
- Potosi Silver Cobs
- Other Silver Cobs

Session III: Lots 1108-1365


- World Coins - World (A-G)

- World Coins - World (H-O)

- World Coins - World (P-Z)


November 13,Sunday (9:00AM-11:30AM EST)

Session IV: Lots 1366-1694


- Ancient Coins
- U.S. Coins
- Medals and Tokens
- Paper Money
- Documents
- Shipwreck Artifacts
- Non-wreck Artifacts


November 14, Monday (1:00 PM EST)

Session V: Internet Only - Lots  1695-2292


- Gold Cobs
- World Gold Coins
- U.S. Coins
- Shipwreck Silver Coins
- Mexico Silver Cobs
- Lima Silver Cobs
- Potosi Silver Cobs
- Other Silver Cobs
- Ancient Coins
- World Silver Coins
- Medals and Tokens


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 on Monday.

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 opportunities this
event offers, whether as a consignor or a bidder:

• 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 action.


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 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 colonial coins
- The Roberto Mastalir collection of Potosí 1652 Transitional cobs.

- The Maravillas Wreck Research Collection of Potosí Countermarked Cobs.

- Important Offering of Potosí Cobs.

- Selection of Mexican Charles & Joanna and Dated Cobs.

- Inaugural 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
Baltimore, MD




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 floor auction.


Introduction | Link to Auction #20Numismatic Articles


P.O. Box 1964 / Winter Park, Florida 32790, U.S.A.

Tel : 407.975.3325 | FAX: 407.975.3327