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Cuiba 20 pesos SP Specimen unique Our sixth live floor auction (Treasure, World, U.S. Coins & Paper Money Auction #24) will take place on November 2-3, 2018 at the DoubleTree Suites Hotel at Disney Springs, just minutes from Walt Disney World. We invite you to attend and take part in the outstanding opportunities this event offers. (see below)


How do you price ultra rare coins? Bidders will soon find out Nov. 2-3 when a unique set of 1915-dated Cuban specimen gold pesos come up for sale in Daniel Frank Sedwick’s Treasure Auction 24.

The Cuban gold set is made of all six denominations (1, 2, 4, 5, 10 and 20 pesos) struck in 1915 by the Philadelphia mint on behalf of the then fairly new Republic of Cuba. The coins were all designed by U.S. Mint Chief Engraver Charles Barber. What makes the set rare is the fact that five of the six coins are recognized by NGC as specimen strikes. To date, no other specimens for those denominations are known.

The only outlier to the set is the 5 pesos which, while not having the specimen surfaces the other coins possess, was clearly well struck and specially handled. NGC graded the coin MS 66+, the finest known in both the NGC and PCGS censuses. Other NGC grades for the set range from SP 63 (20 pesos), SP 64 (4 and 10 pesos), SP 66 (1 and 2 pesos). Estimates for the coins range from $2,000 and up for the 1 peso up to $20,000 and up for the 20 pesos. The set will appear in the auction as lots 146 to 151. Final bids for the set will hammer down Nov. 2 with bidding available live at auction.sedwickcoins.com.

“Having this set in the auction really speaks to the strong market behind Latin American
1715 fleet 8 escudos coins,” said president and company founder Daniel Sedwick. “It’s anyone’s guess as to where the final bids will end up but we’re expecting heavy interest from many experts and collectors.”

Another top lot in the sale is lot 5, a specially struck, 1715-dated Mexico gold cob 8 escudos recovered from the 1715 Fleet and graded NGC MS 64. The coin exhibits an even, round planchet and a clear date, shield and crown. Upon manufacture, it was put aboard a ship in the ill-fated 1715 Fleet, which sank off Florida’s east coast on July 31, 1715. This coin was then lost for almost 250 years before being recovered by the Real Eight Company and featured in the Schulman auction of November 1972. In Sedwick’s auction, the estimate on the coin is $35,000 to $50,000.

A much earlier Mexican coin expected to draw much attention is lot 664, a Mexico City-minted Charles-Joanna assayer Rincón silver 3 reales, with waves, graded NGC VF 30. The coin was struck around 1536 to 1538, making it one the earliest coins minted in the Americas. In addition to its history and choice grade, it boasts a pedigree to the Isaac Rudman collection. The estimate on the coin is $35,000 and up.






Thursday, November 1, 2018 - Lot Viewing: 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM EDT


Educational Talks


Emilio M. Ortiz, professional numismatist, researcher and author: “Colonial Cuartillos and Cuban Numismatics” (2:00 PM)

Dr. Kris E. Lane, Tulane Univ. professor of colonial Latin American history and researcher on the colonial history of the Andes, mining, piracy, and global trade: “Thinning the King of Spain’s Blood: Reflections on the Great Potosí Mint Fraud of the 1640s” (3:30 PM)

Barry Clifford, underwater explorer and discoverer of the pirate treasure ship Whydah (1717): “History and Salvage of the Pirate Ship Whydah” (5:00 PM)


Cocktail Reception and Argentinean Steakhouse Dinner (7:00 PM) -  (shuttle available)


Friday, November 2, 2018 - Lot Viewing: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM EDT3 Reales Rincon Rudman Collection Rare


Floor Auction (start times):

Session I - 9:30 AM

Session II - 12:30 PM

Session III - 5:00 PM

Session IV - 8:00 PM


Saturday, November 3, 2018 - Lot Viewing: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT


Floor Auction (start times):

Session V - 9:00 AM

Session VI - 11:30 AM

Lot Pickup: Noon - 2:00 PM


Monday, November 5, 2018

Internet Only Session VII (start time): 11:00 AM EST (note the time change from daylight to standard)


Lot viewing for all lots the day before and during the live auction right next to the auction room in the hotel. Additionally we will have lot viewing at the following shows:


- October 11-13: U.S. Mexican Numismatic Association Convention, Scottsdale, AZ

- October 25-27: Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo, Baltimore, MD (table 1137)









SESSION I: Friday, November 2, 2018, 9:30 AM EDT
Gold Cobs (by mint) 1-101
World Gold Coins (by country) 102-245

SESSION II: Friday, November 2, 2018, 12:30 PM EDT
Shipwreck Ingots 246-262
Shipwreck Coins (chronologically by wreck) 263-652

Shipwreck silver coins 1500s-1650s
Shipwreck silver coins 1660s-1740s
Shipwreck silver coins 1750s-1900s

SESSION III: Friday, November 2, 2018, 5:00 PM EDT
Silver Cobs of Mexico City, Mexico 653-725
Silver Cobs of Lima, Peru 726-744
Silver Cobs of Potosí, Bolivia 745-862
Other Silver Cobs (by country) 863-900

SESSION IV: Friday, November 2, 2018, 8:00 PM EDT
World Silver Coins (by country) 901-1309

World Coins - World (A-G)
World Coins - World (H-O)
World Coins - World (P-Z)
SESSION V: Saturday, November 3, 2018, 9:00 AM EDT
Medals and Decorations 1310-1434
Ancient Coins 1435-1475
US Coins 1476-1532
US Paper Money 1533-1541
World Paper Money (by country) 1542-1578

SESSION VI: Saturday, November 3, 2018, 11:30 AM EDT
Coin Jewelry 1579-1627
Shipwreck Artifacts 1628-1667
Non-Wreck Artifacts 1668-1721
Documents 1722-1726
SESSION VII (INTERNET ONLY): Monday, November 5, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Express Session (selected items from all sections) 1727-2329




Varieties of Rincón Three Reales of Mexico Charles-Joanna

by Cori Sedwick Downing


Captain Sam Bellamy and the Whydah:

The Fateful Decisions that Brought Spanish 1715-Fleet Treasure to the Shores of Cape Cod

by Daniel Frank Sedwick


Cuzco 8 Escudos MS 64+ PL





Printed Auction Catalog (Including shipping) 368 pages - 2329 lots.



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  • Selections from The Richard Stuart Collection, Part III

  • Selections from The Isaac Rudman Cabinet

  • The Cotoca Collection of South American Medals

  • The Potomac Collection of Pillar Minors Important offerings of Gold Cobs and Potosí Royals

  • Unique set of Cuban gold specimen strikes of 1915

¡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 private participants to our venue.
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.








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