Daniel Frank Sedwick's Auction 22 Results
Spanish colonial rarities set high prices in Daniel Frank
Sedwick’s Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction 22,
held Nov. 2-3, 2017. The event combined high-class material and
international bidders with educational talks and social events.
Across 2,341 lots, the sale realized $2.4 million in winning
All prices listed include a 17.5 percent buyer’s premium.
Three large silver bars recovered from the Atocha shipwreck, sunk in
1622 off Florida, made impressive showings in the sale. One bar (lot
217) weighing in at 89 pounds, 0.5 troy ounces was the top lot in the
auction with a price of $47,587.50. Another bar (lot
216), slightly larger than the first at 89 pounds, 11.68 troy ounces, came
in at $30,550. Finally (lot
218), a smaller, yet higher grade 43 pounds, 4.4 troy ounces bar earned
Another high-performing piece was
lot 1473, an ornate gold-and-pearl “Madonna” brooch recovered from the “Rio
Mar” shipwreck site of the 1715 Fleet. After heavy bidding both on the floor and
online, the brooch sold for $47,000 on an estimate of $15,000 and up.
The top coin sold in the auction was
lot 9, a Lima, Peru, 1697H gold cob 8 escudos “PVA” variety graded NGC MS
62. In addition to being the finest and only example listed on the NGC census,
the coin also came from the 1715 Fleet. The coin brought in $38,187.50 on a
$20,000 and up estimate.
A finest known, 1732F Mexico City-minted gold escudos denomination set (lots
144-146) consisting of the 4, 2 and 1 escudos garnered intense bidding. The
4 escudos, graded NGC MS 60 and designated as being from the 1733 Fleet, brought
in $28,200 on an estimate of $20,000 and up. The 2 escudos, graded NGC AU 58,
did even better and ended up selling for $30,550 on a $15,000 and up estimate.
Finally, the 1 escudo, graded NGC MS 61, surpassed the others and sold for
$35,250 on an estimate of $15,000 and up.
Strong prices were seen on early Mexican and Panama silver cobs. A very rare
“Early series” Charles-Joanna Mexican cob 3 reales with gothic assayer “R” and
three-dots denomination (lot
517) flew past its $10,000-$15,000 estimate to sell for $25,850. A Panama
cob 2 reales with assayer initial X recovered from the Atocha shipwreck
745) brought in the same price, this time on a $5,000 and up estimate.
highlights from the sale include:
Lot 27: A Lima, Peru, 1713/2M cob 8 escudos graded NGC MS 64 and from
the 1715 Fleet sold for $31,725.
Lot 209: A gold “oro corriente” cut ingot piece weighing 80.1 grams sold
678: A Potosi cob 8 reales Royal, 1652E Transitional Type I/A, with
crowned-600 countermark sold for $8,812.50.
Lot 744: A Panama cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer oB to left with
mintmark AP above error denomination sold for $17,625.
Lot 986: A Le Cap, Haiti 1 escalin with anchor countermark on a cut-down
Lima, Peru, 1696H cob 1 real sold for $8,225.
Lot 1293: A Panama, “Constancia de Panama” silver medal, Ferdinand VII,
ex Richard Stuart collection sold for $14,100.
Lot 1410: A Panama, series 1941, 1 balboa “Arias” note graded PCGS
Choice About New 58 PPQ sold for $6,462.50.
Lot 1476: A 24 inches long, gold heavy-braid chain weighing 66.54 grams,
from the 1715 Fleet sold for $15,275.
Lot 1684: A France (Lyon mint), 1723-D gold Louis d’or, Louis XV, from
the Chameau shipwreck (1725) sold for $3,290.
Full auction results can be viewed online
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC is currently accepting consignments for their
Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction 23 to be held May 15-16,
2018. For more details, please contact Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC at
407.975.3325. A full schedule of events including consignment deadlines can be
We would like to thank both consignors
and bidders alike for helping to make Auction 22 a great success!