Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction #21


Live on the Internet, Wednesday-Thursday, May 3-4, 2017

 

In addition to our usual fare of the world’s best treasure for sale, this auction features arguably our best offering yet of Latin American material, particularly Central American coins from the holdings of the late Richard Stuart, and also many important bank notes.


Gold Cobs begin the auction with several Mint State gold 8, 4 and 2 escudos from the 1715 Fleet, including a certified high-grade 1710 Lima denomination set. The World Gold Coins section follows, comprised of choice pieces and features such rarities as a Costa Rica 1873GW “5 pesos” variety graded MS 62 from the Richard Stuart collection. The main highlight is the very rare and beautiful Cuzco 1837BA 8 escudos “FEDERACION” type graded MS 64 (pictured on the auction lot tags), accompanied by a feature article about the period. In U.S. Coins, notable lots include a gorgeously toned MS 62 1812 Capped Bust half dollar and a proof 1872 half dollar.


Our Shipwreck Ingots section features lots of non-wreck gold nuggets and various silver ingots, including a massive 83-pound, 7.52-ounce troy silver bar from the Atocha (1622) along with several ingots from the “Tumbaga Wreck” (ca. 1528) and the Maravillas (1656). Shipwreck Silver Coins contains coins from 39 different wrecks, including a large selection from the ever-popular Atocha and countermarked shields and 1652 Transitionals from the Capitana (1654) and Maravillas.


In Mexico Silver Cobs are many Charles-Joanna coins (both “Early” and “Late Series”) and dated cobs, including several very rare dates we’ve only seen once or not at all, especially in minors. In Lima Silver Cobs we highlight some Philip II assayer Rincón pieces, two “Star of Lima” 8 reales and a strong assortment of both shield-types and pillars-and-waves types. Potosí Silver Cobs is filled with very rare dates, over-assayers and design varieties (mostly in minors, which are also offered in large date-run group-lots). Rare Bogotá issues begin the Other Silver Cobs section, which features the largest Guatemala-cob offering we have ever had, thanks to the Richard Stuart collection.


Following Ancient Coins is our massive World Silver Coins section, dominated by Latin American, with significant offerings to watch in Mexico (particularly high-grade pillars, like a 1732 Philip V 4 reales without denomination or assayer and a 1733MF Philip V 4 reales with mintmark M.X graded MS 63), Guatemala (countermarks), El Salvador (provisionals and countermarks), Peru (several colonial and Republic rarities), Colombia and Panama (modern proofs and patterns). Some historically and culturally important Bolivia gold medals feature prominently in Medals and Tokens.


A well-rounded U.S. Paper Money section contains federal (including gold certificates) and obsolete issues in addition to Texas, Confederate States and Philippines notes. Our largest-to-date World Paper Money section contains sizeable sections of rare Mexican paper money and great notes from Chile, Costa Rica, Panama, and Puerto Rico. Following Documents are Shipwreck Artifacts and Non-Wreck Artifacts, where firearms, swords and a rare gold rosary from the Atocha are important items up for bidding. Don’t miss the pirate painting at the end!
To all our bidders we wish the best of luck and thanks for the continued support. Enjoy!

The Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC production team:

Daniel Sedwick, Agustín (Augi) García-Barneche, Cori Sedwick Downing, Connor Falk, Michelle B. Heidt

 



 
 

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