Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction 27



Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction 29
Live on the Internet, Friday-Saturday May 7-8 and Monday 10


Thank you to our bidders and consignors alike who made this Treasure Auction 29 a new record sale for our company! Over $4.07 million in coins, bank notes, and artifacts were sold with a nearly 100% sell-through rate and a record number of participating bidders. We look forward to seeing you on November 3rd - 5th for our Treasure Auction 30!





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constantly looking for:

  • High-grade gold and silver Latin American coins (especially collections)

  • World Gold coins including US and early British and Dutch 

  • Rare early Spanish colonial cobs (collections or single coins)

  • 1715-Fleet gold and silver dated cobs.

  • Shipwreck coins and cobs in reasonable condition with original certificates

  • High-grade silver cobs & pillar dollars

  • Artifacts from shipwrecks (well documented and properly conserved)

  • Silver and gold ingots from shipwrecks

  • World Paper Money


PRESS RELEASE May 25, 2021

Rare world, shipwreck coins set record Sedwick Auction

Strong bids for rare world and shipwreck coins surpassed $4.07 million in Daniel Frank Sedwick’s May 7, 8, & 10 Treasure Auction 29. This is a new record for the auction firm and an indicator of a robust market for collectible coins and currency.

The top selling coin in the sale was the single finest Mexico City-struck cob 8 reales Royal dated 1730 that realized $102,000 on a pre-sale estimate of $35,000 and up. A numismatic rarity, the coin has an overdate 1730/28/5 plus the king’s name and ordinal reworked with PHILIPPVS V over LVDOVICS I. It was graded by NGC as AU 58 which is rare among all Spanish colonial Royals as almost all known examples were holed and some even gilded shortly after minting.

The top gold coin sold was a Bogota, Colombia gold 4 escudos dated 1826JF graded NGC MS 64 that realized $72,000. It boasts a pedigree to the Esmeralda Collection, a curated group of some of the finest early post-independence Colombian gold and silver coins, that was sold in the auction along with special NGC labels. This 1826JF 4 escudos also held pedigrees to the famous R.L. Lissner and Eliasberg collections as well.

The Esmeralda Collection also contained the single finest graded “Libertad Americana” Bogota, Colombia silver 8 reales dated 1819JF graded NGC MS 64. This scarce and desirable piece is the first “crown” coin of independent Colombia. A fight amongst several bidders ended with the coin selling for $57,000 on an estimate of $25,000 and up.

“Results for Latin American coins were outstanding and record-breaking,” said Daniel Frank Sedwick, president and founder of the company, “Given low mintages and survival rates, I believe collectors realize that their opportunity to own some of the finest examples may only come that one time during our auction – and they are bidding accordingly.”

It was not just coins that ruled the auction. A 22-1/4 karat Colombian gold bar weighing 358 grams recovered in 1985 by salvager Mel Fisher from the wreck of the Spanish galleon Atocha realized over double its start price to sell for $66,000. A similarly rare and desirable Seville, Spain gold cob 2 escudos graded PCGS AU 58 from the Atocha sold for $39,000 on a $10,000 to $15,000 estimate.

Other top lots in the sale include:

-          A Mexico City, Mexico, silver cob 8 reales Royal dated 1607F graded NGC XF details / holed, ex-Rudman, sold for $54,000.

-          A Segovia, Spain gold milled 8 escudos dated 1721/19F graded NGC AU 58+ and the finest known in the NGC census sold for $54,000.

-          A Mexico City cob 8 reales Royal dated 1714J and graded NGC AU details / environmental damage plus the distinction as the only known Royal 8 reales recovered from the 1715 Fleet sold for $46,500.

-          A Cuzco, Peru, gold cob 1 escudo, dated 1698M and graded NGC AU 58 sold for $45,000.

-          A Potosi, Bolivia, silver cob 2 reales, dated 1733E, with a unique heart design as made, sold for $36,000.

-          A Mexico City, gold cob 8 escudos, dated 1714J, graded NGC MS 62 recovered from a 1715 Fleet shipwreck, ex-Ullian, sold for $34,800.

-          A Lima, Peru, gold cob 8 escudos, dated 1712M, graded NGC MS 62 recovered from a 1715 Fleet shipwreck, sold for $31,200.

-          A Quito, Ecuador, silver 4 reales dated 1844MV-A graded NGC MS 65, finest known in the NGC census, ex-Lissner, sold for $31,200.

-          A United States silver Draped Bust dollar dated 1796 with small date and large letters (Bolender-4) graded NGC VF 30 sold for $7,200.

The auction firm’s next sale will be the Nov. 3-5, 2021 Treasure Auction 30 held live online and in person in Orlando, Florida. Consignments are now being accepted for that auction through August 14th; interested consignors should email the company at or call 407.975.3325.

We can travel to you to you or you can consign in person at these upcoming Coin Shows:

July 7-10, 2021  FUN Summer Coin Show - Orlando, Florida

August 10-14, 2021 ANA World's Fair of Money, Rosemont, Illinois.





Special Collections

The Esmeralda Collection of Coinage from Gran Colombia
The Nueva Granada Collection Part II
The Antigua Collection of Guatemalan Cobs Part I
The Arturo Roseheim Collection of Lima and Potosi Cobs
Selections from the John Adams Collection of Admiral Vernon Medals
Mexican Silver Cobs from the Isaac Rudman Numismatic Cabinet


Friday, May 7, 2021
Session I -(1 - 262) 10:00 AM EDT

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

Session II - (263 - 623) 1:30 PM EDT
Silver Cobs of Mexico City, Mexico
Silver Cobs of Lima, Peru
Silver Cobs of Potosi, Bolivia

Saturday, May 8, 2021
Session III - (624 - 1211) 10:00 AM EDT

World Coins - World (A-G)
World Coins - World (H-O)
World Coins - World (P-Z)

Session IV - (1212 - 1319) 6:00 PM EDT
Medals and Decorations
U.S. Coins
 / US Paper Money

Medals  /  World Paper Money

Session V - (1320 - 1443) 8:00 PM EDT
Ancient Coins
 /  Coin Jewelry
Shipwreck Artifacts
 /  Non-Wreck Artifacts

Monday, May 10, 2021
Session VI ( 1444 - 1937 ) - 10:00 AM EDT

Assortment of all of the sections
Express Session (selected items from all sessions) 1444 - 1937


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