Category Archives: Shipwreck Treasure

The Wreck of Brother Jonathan Still Keeps Its Secrets

By Blanchard and Company, Inc …… On a Sunday morning in 1865, a paddle steamer called Brother Jonathan departed Crescent City Harbor, California. The ship was the idea of Edward Mills from New York. His original aim was to create a route from New York to Chagres, Panama as the first leg of a two-leg […]

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Impressive Justh & Hunter Ingot From SS Central America at Stack’s Bowers

Justh & Hunter Gold Ingot. San Francisco Serial No. 4244. 144.25 ounces, .886 Fine Face Value in 1857 of $2,641.96 Approximately 95 x 55 x 47 mm By Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… A large and handsome bar from this firm’s San Francisco office in a narrower and shorter, but double-thick format, poured into Mold J&H […]

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SS Republic 1857-S Liberty Head Double Eagle Gold Coin Offered at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, September 13, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this 1857-S Liberty Head $20 Double Eagle gold coin recovered from the shipwreck of SS Republic graded AU-58 by NGC. The certified coin includes a display case and DVD from Odyssey Marine, the company that discovered the shipwreck site in 2003. 970,500 examples […]

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Spanish Colonial, Colombian Coins Star in Sedwick’s May 27-29 Treasure Auction

By Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC …… A wealth of shipwreck gold and silver treasure plus a selection of Colombian numismatic rarities will star on May 27-29 in Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s online Treasure, World, U.S. Coin & Paper Money Auction 27. As usual for this top auctioneer of Spanish colonial material, Sedwick’s sale features many […]

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Sedwick Treasure Auction 27 Now Online

Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction 27 Live on the Internet: Wednesday-Friday, May 27-29, 2020 Click Here   By Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC …… We are all leading different lives from those we had just two months ago. In some ways, things have changed greatly for the time being; but in other ways, […]

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Sedwick Treasure Auction #27 Re-Scheduled for May 27-28

By Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC …… Special times deserve special treatment. We are living through a unique period in the history of humanity, not just the impact of COVID-19 but also the global response to contain and minimize it. To accommodate all the necessary changes, we have decided to re-schedule our Auction #27 for May […]

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LAST CALL! Consign to Sedwick’s Treasure Auction 27

Last Call to Consign to the Treasure Auction By Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC …… Daniel Frank Sedwick Treasure Auction 27 April 29-30, 2020 Consignment Deadline: February 29, 2020 This is a reminder that the Daniel Frank Sedwick Treasure Auction has less than two weeks left to receive your consignment for our first LIVE Spring FLOOR […]

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Atocha: The Most Valuable Shipwreck Find in History

By Blanchard and Company, Inc …..   The Nuestra Señora de Atocha was one of the most valuable shipwrecks in history. The Spanish galleon was owned by King Philip IV before sinking into the ocean in 1622 during a hurricane. It carried an armament of 20 heavy guns. The cargo was so vast that it […]

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Rare 1856-S/s Quarters Discovered in Amazing SS Central America Treasure

Nine elusive examples of the large mint mark over small mint mark variety now confirmed from treasure retrieved in 2014   The fabled SS Central America, the famous “Ship of Gold” that sank in 1857 carrying tons of California Gold Rush treasure, continues to surprise and delight the numismatic world. California Gold Marketing Group LLC […]

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Bidding Now Open on Sedwick’s Treasure Auction #26

AUCTION CATALOG 26 – BIDDING OPEN – CLICK HERE   By Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC …… Thank you for joining us for our 26th auction overall and our seventh in a live floor setting. It is through the support and enthusiasm of bidders and consignors alike that we are able to offer such a high […]

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Capturing the Excitement of Lost and Found Coin Treasures

By Dennis Tucker – Publisher, Whitman Publications …… Q. David Bowers’ Lost and Found Coin Hoards and Treasures, one of the most exciting coin-collecting books of recent years, has been released in a new second edition by Whitman Publishing. The 480-page hardcover book is available online and in bookstores and hobby shops nationwide. Here, Whitman […]

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Gold Bars, Honduras Coin Rarity to Appear in Sedwick’s November Treasure Auction

  By Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC …… A large variety of gold and silver shipwreck bars, as well as numismatic rarities, will attract excited bidding during Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s Treasure, World, U.S Coin & Paper Money Auction 26. The floor auction will be held November 1-2, 2019 at the DoubleTree Disney Springs in Orlando, […]

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New Secrets of SS Central America Treasure Revealed in Bowers-Manley Book

Impressive book provides previously undisclosed information about fabulous Gold Rush sunken treasure of fabled “Ship of Gold”   By California Gold Marketing Group …… Never before revealed information about the greatest American treasure ever found, the tons of California Gold Rush-era coins, ingots, and gold dust recovered from the 1857 sinking of SS Central America, […]

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Gold Rush Treasure “Supernova” Sinks 1857-S $20 Auction Record at Legend Rare Coins

Multi-Toned Double Eagle From SS Central America Sells for record $282,000 The spectacular 1857-S Double Eagle, recovered in 2014 from the fabled SS Central America and nicknamed “Supernova” because of its amazing, unique natural toning, set a record price for any 1857 San Francisco Mint $20 gold coin in a public auction conducted by Legend […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick May Treasure Auction Posts $2.05 Million

By Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC ……   A shipwreck-recovered early Spanish colonial gold tumbaga bar (lot 194) weighing 1.816 kilograms with a marked fineness of 5.75 karats saw heavy interest during Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s Treasure, World, U.S. Coin & Paper Money Auction 25 conducted online on May 2-3. After the spirited bidding concluded, the […]

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Argentina Gold, Shipwreck Treasure Tops Sedwick’s 25th Treasure Auction

A rare, early Argentinean gold coin in a remarkably high grade is coming up for auction May 2-3 as part of Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s Treasure, World, US Coin & Paper Money Auction 25. The top coin lot is an Argentina gold 8 escudos struck in 1832 at the La Rioja mint. The coin exhibits […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Hosts Record $3.1 Million Treasure Auction

A variety of rarities and strong turnout by bidders helped propel Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s Treasure Auction 24 results to over $3.1 million USD, a record-breaking sale for the firm. The sale, held live on November 2-3 in Orlando, Florida and online on November 5, featured over 2,300 lots. All prices cited include a 19 […]

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Recovered Artifacts Confirm Site of Pulaski Shipwreck

Over 100 early 19th-century gold and silver coins recovered from the Steamship Pulaski wreck on earlier dive By CoinWeek News Staff …. In January, marine exploration and recovery company Blue Water Ventues International (BWVI) announced that they had found the site of the shipwreck of the Steamship Pulaski, which sank off the coast of North Carolina […]

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The Mike Fuljenz Metal Report: Q&A on SS Central America Gold Coins

By Mike Fuljenz – Universal Coin & Bullion …… Q&A WITH DR. MIKE FULJENZ AMERICA’S GOLD EXPERT® ON GOLD RECOVERED FROM THE SS CENTRAL AMERICA Q. – As you surveyed many of the 3,000+ gold coins and gold dust, what impressed you the most? There were some sub-standard coins that I rejected, being a former […]

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Historical Regulated Gold $15 Coin to Appear in Sedwick Treasure Auction

  In the early years of the United States of America, a lack of gold coinage forced citizens to utilize an unusual but practical source. Known as regulated gold, these were foreign gold coins adjusted by respected goldsmiths to weights compatible with US dollars. One such piece, an NGC-graded XF 40 Lima, Peru, cob 8 […]

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From the Icy Waters of the Atlantic: The WWII Treasure of the SS Gairsoppa

The German commander of the Nazi U-boat fleet predicted that by using submarines to cut off Britain’s overseas commerce, Germany could bring the mighty island to its knees. Churchill feared the same. Control of the Atlantic was of paramount importance during World War II, and German submarines in formations called “wolf packs” ceaselessly prowled the […]

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Gold Shipwreck Treasure Worth Millions of Dollars on Display in Long Beach – 4K Video

 CoinWeek travelled to Long Beach, California, to film the return of the famous “Ship of Gold“. The second exploration of the SS Central America shipwreck has made national news, as recovery efforts resulted in the collection of $40 million in gold bars and coins from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, where the famous […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #89: Recovering Gold from the SS Central America with Bob Evans

 CoinWeek Podcast #89: Recovering Gold from the SS Central America with Bob Evans Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Bob Evans has been there from the start, serving as chief scientist and historian for the salvage and recovery effort of the […]

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Ship of Gold Exhibit to Feature $40 Million in “New Cargo” Gold Rush Treasure at Long Beach

First public exhibit of latest recovered glittering trove from fabled SS Central America will be at February 22-24, 2018 Long Beach Expo The unparalleled SS Central America “Ship of Gold” exhibit will dock with $40 million of glittering “new cargo” sunken treasure at the February 22-24, 2018 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick’s Cob Report – The “Mesuno Hoard” of Spanish Gold Revisited

By Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC ……   SHIPWRECK GOLD COBS are valuable and exciting items today, but in 1959 you could not give them away for much more than melt value. They had very little public interest until massive quantities of them from the 1715 Fleet off the east coast of Florida started to hit […]

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Shipwreck Artifacts and Coins Top Sedwick Treasure Auction 22

By Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC …… Spanish colonial rarities set high prices in Daniel Frank Sedwick’s Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction 22, held November 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 $2.45 million in winning bids (all […]

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Recovery of Sunken Gold Only Means to Keep Thompson’s Freedom Hopes Afloat

By CoinWeek News Staff …. As part of the long-running legal saga involving former treasure hunter Tommy Thompson, attorney Ira O. Kane, the court-appointed receiver representing Recovery Limited Partnership and Columbus Exploration LLC, has asked a state judge in Ohio to approve the sale of gold recovered from the SS Central America shipwreck. If approved, […]

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Treasure Coins, Gold Artifacts Brighten Sedwick’s November Auction

Unique gold coins and artifacts will draw attention to Daniel Frank Sedwick’s Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction 22. Over 2,340 lots will be up for bidding in the combined floor and live online auction held next week on November 2-3. Online lot viewing and bidding is hosted at www.auction.sedwickcoins.com. One impressive artifact […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick – Important 1715 Fleet Artifacts from Upcoming Treasure Auction 22

By Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC …… Today we will cover some of the most important artifacts from the 1715 Fleet you can find in our upcoming auction. These pieces are important for either their rarity, their quality, their provenance or all of the above. Lot 1473: Gold-and-pearl “Madonna” brooch, large and ornate, from the 1715 […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick Treasure Auction #22 Private Lot Viewing – 4K Video

Daniel Frank Sedwick specializes in treasure coins and cobs of struck in Central and South America. In November, the firm will offer a range of wonderful treasure coins and items from this important period in history. While many of these pieces are of high quality and scarce, the prices of this area of collecting and […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick Treasure Auction #22 Private Lot Viewing – 4K Video

Daniel Frank Sedwick Treasure Auction specializes in treasure coins and cobs of struck in Central and South America. In November, the firm will offer a range of wonderful treasure coins and items from this important period in history. While many of these pieces are of high quality and scarce, the prices of this area of […]

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