Rare Gold and Silver Shipwreck Treasure Coins at
Frank Sedwick featuring Treasure Auction #3 with
over 1100 lots, including a rare astrolabe, gold
cobs, silver coins, Chinese porcelains and other
Winter Park, FL - Numismatist Daniel Frank
Sedwick is releasing a Treasure Auction, among
the items on the numismatic market today are
gold cobs, particularly from the Spanish 1715
Fleet off the east coast of Florida, and this
sale features dozens of them, all carefully
selected for quality and eye-appeal.
There will be also some small gold ingots and
nuggets from the Espadarte wreck of 1558 off
Mozambique," commented Daniel Sedwick,
"We offered the first part of this unique
collection of gold pieces in our Treasure
Auction #1 a year ago, and they were well
received. This time we are certain of the
shipwreck name, which should boost their
interest even further."
Another early important shipwreck find in this
auction is the Michael Goldston collection of
silver “tumbaga” ingots from a
still-unidentified wreck of ca. 1528 off the
"Mike realized the significance of these bars
when they were first offered in the 1990s and
bought up a sizable number of them with an eye
toward investment," continued Sedwick, "That
turned out to be a good move, as today the bars
sell for much more, and not just because of the
rise of the melt value of silver.
The bars should increase further in value when a
much-anticipated book (which will feature
several of the ingots offered in this auction)
by researcher Agustín García-Barneche about the
“tumbaga” finds hits the shelves."
In the shipwreck coins section of this auction
there are two large offerings: a second
installment of silver cobs from the Consolación,
sunk off Ecuador in 1681 (the first offering was
in our Treasure Auction #2); and the first-ever
auction of silver coins from the “Coconut wreck”
of ca. 1810 sunk in deep water off Bermuda.
The rest of the coin offerings include a
substantial collection of Spanish colonial 8
reales of all different types and most of the
mints, including some scarce Mexican War for
Independence issues. Augmenting this collection
are several consignments of silver cobs from the
various colonial mints.
The most impressive treasures in this auction
are in the artifacts section, where you will see
an original mariner’s astrolabe from a Florida
wreck (ca. 1580), many small artifacts from the
Arqueonautas finds off Africa, and some
beautiful Chinese porcelains from wrecks off the
Philippines (the Ying Lung collection).
Many more coins and artifacts are also offered,
over 1165 lots in all, with a pre-auction
estimate of $625,000 to $900,000 total.
For more information and a catalog for Treasure
Auction #3, visit www.SedwickCoins.com.