This catalog is packed with numerous rarities, unique pieces, and beautiful
coinage designs that could possibly find a new home in your collection!
We’ll begin our 34th Treasure Auction with some truly impressive rarities in
Gold Cobs. To highlight a few 1715 Fleet treasure coins: a boldy struck
Mexico City, Mexico, 1714 J cob 8 escudos graded NGC MS 62 (lot 23); a
Royal-like Lima, Peru, 1699 R cob 8 escudos with excellent strike and original
as-found surfaces (lot 32); and a Lima, Peru, 1710 H cob 8 escudos graded NGC MS
63 linked to the very first offering of 1715 Fleet coins from the Real Eight
Company (lot 36).
The treasure in
Shipwreck Ingots is led by a cut gold “tumbaga” bar weighing 307 grams
from the “Tumbaga Wreck” (lot 59) as well as a large, Class Factor 1.0 silver
ingot weighing over 79 troy pounds from the Atocha (lot 65). U.S. shipwreck
enthusiasts should watch for the large PCGS slab containing 5 troy ounces of
gold nuggets and dust recovered from the SS Central America shipwreck
For more Atocha treasure, the
Shipwreck Coins section hosts not one but two(!) PCGS-graded gold cob 2
escudos from the Atocha shipwreck (lots 79 and 80) in addition to a large
assortment of silver cob coins (lots 81-138). The 45th Anniversary Collection of
coins recovered in 1978 from the Concepción shipwreck is a great opportunity to
own at least one coin from this historical Spanish colonial treasure galleon
(lots 150-239). Many pieces from the Akerendam (lots 348-372) and the
HMS Association (lots 296-323) are also remarkable.
Mexico Silver Cobs section begins with selections from the
Clyde Hubbard Collection, where rarities like a strongly struck 4 reales of
Charles-Joanna with assayer O to left (lot 531) and a cob 8 reales of Philip II
with assayer O graded NGC AU 53 (lot 582) are sure to stand out. Within
Lima Silver Cobs, there are several date runs of very nice, fully dated
1/2 reales (lots 727-728, 730-731).
Potosí Silver Cobs is crowned by two unique 1736-dated 8 and 4 reales
Hearts (lots 857 and 907) in their first auction appearances ever.
World Coins session hosts several noteworthy collections. One of the
most important Colombian coin collections, the
Gregorio Toulemonde Collection, will be sold
with such rarities as the very difficult Bogotá 1759 JV pillar 8 reales graded
NGC AU 55 (lot 1105) immediately followed by the high-grade Bogotá 1770 VJ
pillar 8 reales graded NGC MS 63 (lot 1106). We are particularly excited to
Warren Baker Collection of Canadian colonial tokens,
a lifetime assemblage of some of the best or most difficult early Canadian token
designs (lots 997-1040). Incredible Chilean coinage types, desirable in rarity
and grade, will cross the block through the Val y Mexia Collection.
Other notable areas of interest include a selection of beautiful Bolivian
monetary medals (lots 972-991); several key Chinese type coins including the Sun
Yat-sen silver dollar of Year 21 (1932) with birds over junk graded PCGS MS62
(lot 1103); a great variety of Costa Rican countermarked and counterstamped
coinages (lots 1225-1250) alongside a gorgeous—not to mention rare—Costa Rican
gold 1873 GW 20 pesos graded NGC MS 63 (lot 1251); an unprecedented group of
Guatemala gold bust coins (lots 1320-1331); a very rare and desirable Olancho,
Honduras, 8 reales-sized proclamation medal from 1808 graded PCGS AU50 (lot
1365); and the finest selection of Panama cob coins we have ever offered, topped
by the incredibly rare and finest known cob 4 reales of assayer oB graded NGC AU
55, which is plated in several key numismatic references (lot 1445).
Medals and Decorations, we host our fifth—and final—offering of top
Admiral Vernon medals from the
John Adams Collection (lots 1524-1594), many of
which are plated in the fantastic reference book he co-wrote alongside Fernando
Following that, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will occur as we offer the
Congressional Gold Medal awarded to President William
Henry Harrison for his role in the victory at the Battle of the
Thames during the War of 1812 (lot 1609). This historical piece of American
presidential history was presented in 1825 to Harrison by President James
Monroe. After Harrison’s death in 1841, just 32 days in the nation’s highest
office, it was passed down through his family. Eventually, Harrison’s grandson,
President Benjamin Harrison, acquired the medal. Today, it exists as the only
War of 1812 Congressional Gold Medal awarded to a U.S. president available for
A special highlight in
U.S. Paper Money is the Civil War-era Virginia $100 Treasury Note graded
PMG AU 55 (lot 1614). Only 83 examples were left outstanding in 1863 and fewer
than a dozen survivors in any condition are known today.
World Paper Money features two finest-known PMG-graded Latin American
rarities—the Guatemala Banco Internacional 1 peso of 1879 with handwritten date
(Pick-151a) graded PMG Choice UNC 63 EPQ (lot 1628) and the Paraguay 20 pesos
fuertes of 1894 graded PMG Choice Fine 15 (lot 1633).
Ancient Coins contains several popular types such as the Calabria “boy
on dolphin” didrachm and the religious Byzantine Empire gold designs. Our
Coin Jewelry section hosts several gold cob escudos and shipwreck coins
already mounted in jewelry settings and ready to wear.
Shipwreck Artifacts has an ornate gold toothpick with a hand-carved
design of intertwined sea serpents recovered from the Corrigans site of the 1715
Fleet (lot 1700), plus a silver plate from the 1641 Concepción that represents
the first artifact we have ever offered from that wreck (lot 1693). Following
Non-Wreck Artifacts features both man-made and natural artifacts of many
This auction then finishes with the online-only
Express session of varied numismatic items. Thank you to our valued
consignors and good luck to all of our bidders looking for that next great piece
for their collection!
The Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC team:
Daniel Sedwick, Agustín (Augi) García-Barneche, Cori Sedwick Downing, Connor