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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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8 Escudos Royal Gold Recovered From 1715 Fleet Shines in Sedwick November Auction

By Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC …… A Royal gold 8 escudos, a coin literally “fit for a king”, recovered from a sunken Spanish treasure fleet will be up for sale on November 17 in Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s Treasure Auction 28. It is graded by NGC as Mint State 66 and is the only example […]

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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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Just One Week Left Before Daniel Frank Sedwick Treasure Auction 27 Goes Live

By Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC …… We are a week away from the start of our Treasure, World, U.S. Coin & Paper Money Auction 27! Now is your LAST CHANCE to schedule to bid by phone or mail your bids. Here’s what you need to know to be ready to bid in the sale: Registration […]

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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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Start 2020 Off Right – Consign to Sedwick’s Treasure Auction #27

Start 2020 Off Right! Consign to our Floor and Online Treasure Auction 27 April 29-30, 2020 Consignment Deadline: February 29, 2020   By Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC …… We’re starting off 2020 with something new: our first floor Spring Treasure Auction! We’ve heard from consignors and bidders alike about how much they enjoy our 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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Collections Drive Results at Sedwick Treasure Auction 26

By Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC …… Several important coin collections crossed the auction block during Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC’s Treasure Auction 26. The live floor and online auction, held November 1-2, realized over $2.3 million in coins, medals, and banknotes sold. The auction began with the John Pullin Collection of dated Mexican gold cob escudos. […]

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Pedigrees & Hoards: Shipwreck Coins

  By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek …. Thanks to a fellow pedigree collector, I’ve started to add shipwreck coins to my collection. There’s a lot of information available on each shipwreck, and the stories are as interesting as any “land-based” hoard so why not? The nice thing about building any pedigree collection is that you […]

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Coin Hoards, Treasures, and Troves: Separating Truth From Taradiddles!

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

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Pillar Dollar Coin Coveted by US Collectors Recovered From Rooswijk Shipwreck

The Spanish Pillar Dollar By Blanchard and Company, Inc ….. If there is one classic Mexican coin that serious U.S. numismatic collectors covet, it’s the Pillar dollar. The 8 Reale, also known as “piece of eight”, is an iconic silver coin that was struck at the Mexico City Mint between 1732 and 1772. Mexican Pillar […]

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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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Rare Gold Coins Turning up in Shipwreck of SS North Carolina

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ….. Just 20 miles off the coast of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, a shipwreck dating back to the early 1840s could yield a cache of rare gold coins from the Dahlonega and Charlotte Mints. Divers have already brought up a number of rare coins from the sunken remains of the […]

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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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Recently Announced Hoard Second Largest Find of Norman Coins Ever in UK

Norman Coins Hoard By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …. After seven months of processing the find, the British Museum in London announced on Tuesday, August 27 the discovery of a large norman coins hoard of silver pennies in the Chew Valley dating to the Norman Invasion of England. Discovered by metal detectorists in January, the […]

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SS Central America Sunken Treasure Gold Dust Now in Grand Format, Certified 5oz Holders

California Gold Rush gold dust housed in elegant PCGS holders   Historic sunken gold treasure, originally discovered by 49ers during the heydays of the California Gold Rush and untouched in the miners’ gold field packets for more than 160 years, is now available in grand format PCGS-certified holders each containing five ounces of the precious […]

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High Mint State 1913-D Barber Quarter Among Highlights of David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction

DLRC Auction Highlights by David Lawrence Rare Coin Auctions  …… Our Sunday Internet Auction #1080 offers a registry quality Barber Quarter, a frost gem proof Barber Quarter, a lovely Civil War date Seated Half, a gorgeous Walking Liberty Proof Half, a CAC-approved Liberty Gold $5, and a rare shipwreck Liberty $10 gold piece. Don’t miss […]

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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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How One Metal Detectorist Discovered the Seaton Down Hoard of Ancient Roman Coins

The Seaton Down Hoard By Alex Lemaire for CoinWeek ….. Laurence Egerton is a 51-year-old semi-retired builder in the United Kingdom who spends his spare time metal detecting. He doesn’t make a living out of it. For most of the many years he has spent pursuing this hobby, he has dug up little more than […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: SS Central America 1857-S $3 Gold Coin

Although recoveries from the SS Central America more than doubled the number of Mint State 1857-S three dollar gold pieces known, just 11 examples are currently shown in Uncirculated grades by both PCGS and NGC combined. This PCGS-graded MS61 coin that we are offering in our July 11-14 Summer FUN Signature Auction is one of […]

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Fabled SS Central America Treasure Reveals Extremely Rare, Gem 1856-S Dime

Retrieved in latest SS Central America sunken treasure recovery, top rarity is now graded PCGS MS65 CAC, tied for finest known The SS Central America, the famous “Ship of Gold” that sank in 1857 carrying tons of California Gold Rush-era treasure, continues to reveal astonishing numismatic surprises. The latest find is an extremely rare mint […]

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1883 Trade Dollar, Shipwreck Gold Highlight David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction

Our Sunday Internet Auction #1068 offers a beautiful proof Trade Dollar, a key date Morgan Dollar, two exciting shipwreck $20 Liberty Gold pieces and a countless number of PCGS-, NGC-, and CAC-certified pieces. In all, there’s a vast selection of over 400 New Items, featuring 100 No Reserve Lots and 25 Vault Value Items. All […]

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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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CoinWeek Podcast #113: Daniel Frank Sedwick Treasure Auction Preview

CoinWeek Podcast #113: Daniel Frank Sedwick Treasure Auction Preview Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. This episode of the NLG Award-winning CoinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS. In this episode, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan sits down with Daniel Frank Sedwick to discuss highlights […]

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See the Amazing Eureka Gold Nugget, Second Largest Ever Found in Arizona!

  Always find time in your day to stop and eat a sandwich. That is the lesson we learned when we sat with Utah coin dealer Robert Campbell so he could show us this impressive gold nugget that was discovered in a placer mine in the Huachuca mountains of Arizona. The nugget appears in its […]

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See the Amazing Eureka Gold Nugget, 2nd Largest Ever Found in Arizona!

Always find time in your day to stop and eat a sandwich. That’s the lesson we learned when we sat with Utah coin dealer Robert Campbell so he could show us this impressive gold nugget that was discovered in a placer mine in the Huachuca mountains of Arizona. The nugget appears in its original form, […]

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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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SS Central America “Supernova” Double Eagle Gold Coin To Be Sold by Legend Rare Coin Auctions

 The spectacular 1857-S Double Eagle, recovered in 2014 from the fabled SS Central America and now nicknamed “Supernova” because of its amazing, unique natural toning, will be offered to the public for the first time through Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA). “I was beyond thrilled when the coin was consigned to Legend Auctions. When […]

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Sedwick auction brings $3.1 million

Recovered Spanish silver bars and coins performed well in the latest Sedwick auction.
What do you imagine when you think about treasure recovered from sunken Spanish galleons?
Silver bars? Pieces of eight?
Many coin collectors dream of these.
Imagine making them the basis of your business

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Thompson Reaches Settlement to Give up Missing Gold

By CoinWeek News Staff …. On Wednesday, November 14, former treasure hunter Tommy Thompson reached a settlement in Franklin County Common Pleas Court in Columbus, Ohio concerning the 13-year-old lawsuit brought against him by one of the original investors in his efforts to salvage the site of the 1857 wreck of SS Central America. The […]

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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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Treasure and World Coins – Collecting Peruvian Gold Cobs

by Daniel Frank Sedwick – Sedwickcoins.com …….. Serious coin collectors generally concentrate on perfection: the more perfect the coin, the more desirable and valuable it is. As a result many of them shy away from cobs, which, being hand-struck on hand-cut flans, are understandably less than perfect. The gold cobs of Lima and Cuzco, Peru, […]

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Treasure and Shipwrecks – 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 Born in England in 1689, Samuel Bellamy became a sailor early in life and fought for the Royal Navy during Queen Anne’s War (War of Spanish Succession). Like so many other sailors, he was at loose ends […]

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Amazingly Toned Gold Coin Recovered with SS Central America Treasure

“Supernova” Double Eagle from the SS Central America Treasure will be publicly displayed for the first time at the ANA World’s Fair of Money® in Philadelphia Named the “Supernova,” an 1857-S Double Eagle with unique, mind-blowing toning was among the thousands of U.S. and world gold coins recovered during the last sunken treasure mission to the […]

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Pirate Coins For Me – A True Tale of Pirates from 300 Years Ago

  A Submission By Roald Versteeg to CoinWeek….. History Pirates and buccaneers have captured the imagination of the world for centuries, the most infamous cutthroats of their day, larger than life, and the scourge of nations. With swashbuckling tales, murder on the high seas, daring heists, revenge, and most of all – Pirate Coins and […]

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The Finest of the SF Mint Gold from the SS Central America Treasure to be at the ANA

The latest recovery from the legendary “Ship of Gold,” the SS Central America Treasure, includes six coins that now comprise the finest known “San Francisco Mint denomination set” for $1, $2.50, $3, $5, $10 and $20 gold pieces, according to the California Gold Marketing Group (CGMG). The Double Eagle in the recently assembled set is […]

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Consign to Sedwick Treasure Auction 24 at Summer FUN Show

Time to Sell in Sedwick’s next Treasure, World, U.S. Coin & Paper Money Auction Looking to consign? Contact us today! Email us at office@sedwickcoins.com or call our office at 407.975.3325. Now is not too early to consign to our Treasure, World and U.S. Coin & Paper Money Auction #24, which will be our sixth LIVE […]

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Unprecedented Grouping of Rare Territorial Gold Coins Aboard SS Central America Treasure

Some of the finest known Kellogg & Co. and Wass Molitor & Co. San Francisco gold coins are among the 105 historic California Gold Rush Territorial gold coins recovered during the last expedition to the fabled “Ship of Gold,” the SS Central America, that sank in 1857. The headline-making recovery also includes a rare variety […]

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SS Central America Sales…

The “Ship of Gold” is sailing quickly. A total of 2,935 U.S. Mint gold coins retrieved from the last recovery of sunken treasure from the fabled SS Central America and made available in the market already have been sold out by the California Gold Marketing Group (CGMG). “In an incredibly short period of time, the […]

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SS Central America Gold Coins Sail Away…

The “Ship of Gold” is sailing quickly. A total of 2,935 U.S. Mint gold coins retrieved from the last recovery of sunken treasure from the fabled SS Central America and made available in the market already have been sold out by the California Gold Marketing Group (CGMG). “In an incredibly short period of time, the […]

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Shipwreck Coins Among Treasures at David Lawrence Rare Coins

By David Lawrence Rare Coins …… Our Sunday Internet Auction #1017 offers a fantastic selection of over 420 New Items including the Mutiny Bay Collection, along with 50 No Reserve Lots and 25 Vault Values. Shipwreck coins stir the imagination of sunken treasure and remain popular among avid and casual collectors alike. Our Mutiny Bay […]

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English Museum Acquires Hoard of Ancient Gold Coins from Gallic Wars

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins on gold price ……. A hoard of 10 gold coins discovered in Kent in 2016 is finally on display at a nearby museum, and although the coins themselves are small, the historic nature of the find is immense. An Unexpected Discovery The group of gold coins was found at a […]

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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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Sedwick’s Treasure Auction 23 to Feature Coins Graded by PCGS

A wide variety of rarities graded by PCGS are set to draw heavy bidding during Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction 23 to be held live online May 15 and 16, 2018. Some of the PCGS-graded coin highlights include: Lot 24 – Lima, Peru, cob 2 escudos, 1708H, graded […]

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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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Sedwick Treasure Auction to Feature the James Bevill Collection of Mexican Coins & Paper Money

The May 15-16, 2018 Sedwick Treasure Auction, World, U.S. Coin & Paper Money Auction #23 to be held by Daniel Frank Sedwick , LLC will feature 51 lots from the collection of author and researcher James P. Bevill. Many of these coins are the plate specimens from Bevill’s award winning book The Paper Republic, the […]

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Sedwick’s Treasure Auction 23 to Feature NGC-Graded Coins, PMG-Graded Notes

A wide variety of treasure , coin rarities ans paper money , both NGC-graded coins and PMG-graded notes, are set to draw heavy bidding during Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction 23 to be held live online May 15 and 16, 2018. Some of the NGC-graded treasure and coin […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for April 6, 2018: Twit on Bitcoin, Fake Banknotes, Gold Caper

Coinweek News Wire for April 6, 2018 …. Current Events 1.) Filipinos Not Happy With New Coin Designs Even with this breakdown, it’s obvious that it’s not going to be easy to distinguish which coin is which. All have similar colors, identical layouts, and some are only a few millimeters bigger than others. For example, the PHP10 […]

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Group of 17th-Century Silver Coins Found in Northern Ireland Declared Treasure

by Everett Millman for GainesvilleCoins For reasons of historical economic privation by its powerful southern neighbors in Great Britain, Ireland does not have a reputation for yielding very much buried treasure. You’re simply far less likely to find old gold or silver coins in Ireland and Northern Ireland than on the British mainland. This is because […]

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SS Central America Double Eagle Gold Coins Highlight David Lawrence Rare Coin Auction

By David Lawrence Rare Coins ……   Our Sunday Internet Auction #1007 offers a fantastic selection 350 New Items along with 50 No Reserve lots and 25 Vault Values. All lots will begin closing at 8pm EST on Sunday, April 8. Some of the more interesting highlights from this week’s sale include: 1848 1/2c PCGS/CAC […]

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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 News Wire for Feb. 9, 2018: Germans Love Cash, Inside Jobs, Crypto Crash…

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. Coin News Wire for February 9, 2018 Brain Food 1.) Digital != crypto != virtual I suspect that the Telegraph’s confusion may have arisen because of the tendency amongst management consultants (and others) to conflate the two entirely different kinds of electronic money: a cryptocurrency and a digital currency are […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick’s Treasure Auction Consignment Deadline

Don’t miss the Treasure Auction consignment deadline for Sedwick’s Auction 23! By Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC …… Now is the time to contact us for consigning to our Treasure, World, U.S. Coin & Paper Money Auction 23, which is already shaping up to be another great sale. The consignment deadline is February 25, 2018, so […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for Feb. 2, 2018:

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. Coin News Wire for February 2, 2018 Brain Food 1.) When paper money was as risky as bitcoin The first paper money notes in these parts were issued by the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1690. That caught the attention of London. In 1740, when the Massachusetts Land Bank wanted to […]

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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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CoinWeek News Wire for January 26, 2018: Buy the Book Before your Buy the Bitcoin….

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. Coin News Wire for January 26, 2018 Brain Food 1.) This is the reason why only dead people can be featured on American currency In 1866, Congress issued an act stating that no living person can be portrayed on American currency. Our Founding Fathers believed it was unpatriotic for living […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 12, 2018: Of Shipwrecks and Surpluses…

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. Coin News Wire for January 12, 2018 Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency 1.) Breaking Bitcoin With a Quantum Computer “The second someone creates a viable quantum computer, the NP-complete math problems at the heart of Bitcoin mining tech become instantly solvable,” Beath notes. “In other words, one answer to the question ‘what’s […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for December 8, 2017: Money Will Burn, the Bitcoin Bubble and the Red Kettle

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for December 8, 2017 Current Events 1.) BEP Damaged Currency Redemption With the wildfires raging in California, it’s important to remember that the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) offers a redemption program for burned, mutilated or otherwise damaged currency. Follow this link to learn more. 2.) Zimbabwe not […]

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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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Thompson Remains in Jail While Court OKs Sale of SS Central America Gold

  By CoinWeek News Staff …. After a quick morning hearing on Thursday, November 30, Franklin County, Ohio Common Pleas Judge Laurel Beatty-Blunt signed an order approving the sale of $30 million worth of gold, gold coins and other items recovered from the site of the 1857 shipwreck of SS Central America. The approximately 16,000 […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 23, 2017: Bitcoin Nyet, and Speaking of Crime…

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 23, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Patriotic collectors boost market for ancient Chinese artefacts Following the fashions to buy western art and classic wristwatches, historical Chinese artefacts are now the must-have item for the country’s wealthy collectors who are snapping up maps, books and other objects that […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 17, 2017: Fountains of Ruin, Blockchain Blues, In Broad Daylight…

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 10, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Boise’s Assay Office played an important role for the whole nation Between 1861 and 1866, Idaho Territory produced about $52 million in gold ($728 million in today’s dollars). As the sheer volume of gold to be tested increased, the nearest facility […]

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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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Ancient Hoard of Roman Silver Coins Accidentally Found in Bulgaria

  By CoinWeek News Staff …. Neighbors complained that the yard next door was unkempt and a public nuisance, so the authorities in Mezdra, Bulgaria began to clear the overgrown lot. During the process of uprooting one particularly old plum tree, a cache of well-patinated Ancient Roman silver coins was discovered in the tangle of […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 10, 2017:

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for November 10, 2017:  Brain Food 1.) Israel’s ancient underwater treasure In 2015, divers discovered a hoard of more than 2,000 gold coins on the ocean floor off the coast of Caesarea – the largest stash ever found in the region… 2.) Why Soviet communist countries had a love-hate […]

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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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World Coin News – NGC Certifies Extremely Rare 1695 Royal 8 Escudos

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an extremely rare 1695 Royal 8 Escudos. Graded NGC MS 65, this coin was struck in Mexico City for royalty only to be lost in a shipwreck on its way to Spain. Only two examples of this issue are known. One is impounded in a Florida museum. The other, […]

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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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World Coins – The Argentina 1829 “Tapados” of Facundo Quiroga

By Mariano Cohen, courtesy Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC …… Lot 777: Argentina (River Plate Provinces), La Rioja Mint, 8 reales, 1828P, NGC MS 63 (finest-known in NGC Census); Images courtesy Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC In September 1825 the government of La Rioja in Argentina approved the statute creating the “Banco de Rescates y Casa de […]

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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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Metal Detectorist Finds Once-in-a-Lifetime Hoard of Rare Ancient Roman Coins

Many dating back to the time of Mark Antony and Cleopatra By CoinWeek News Staff …. As reported in the UK press last week, a 35-year-old metal detectorist discovered a surprisingly large hoard of ancient Roman silver coins on a farmer’s field in Dorset County, England. The hoard of silver denarii, dating back nearly 2,000 […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick’s The Cob Report – “Two Bits” US Quarter Design Proposed

By Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC ……   Could the two bits return to circulation? A Spanish colonial influenced design for the 2019 Texas San Antonio Missions America the Beautiful quarter was recommended by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) on September 19. The reverse design is based heavily on Spanish colonial cob reales, which circulated […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for September 15, 2017: Cash or Credit, Company Scrip, Gold Hold

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for September 15, 2017: Brain Food 1.) Why the world has so many Guineas As colonisers carved up the continent, many European nations controlled their own Guinea. At independence, French Guinea became Guinea, Spanish Guinea became Equatorial Guinea, and Portuguese Guinea became Guinea-Bissau. The region was a major source […]

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Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – Gold Treasure Ingot from Daniel Frank Sedwick

Gold Treasure ingot to be sold in Danial Frank Sedwicks November auction The auction house of Daniel Frank Sedwick specializes in not just world coins, but treasure coins, cobs and gold treasure ingots; basically some of the coolest numismatic material in the market. Here Charles get to talk and hold some of the items in […]

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Time to SELL in the Sedwick Treasure Auction of World, U.S. Coin & Paper Money Auction

Now is not too early to consign to the Sedwick Treasure Auction of World and U.S. Coin & Paper Money  #22, which will be our fifth LIVE PUBLIC FLOOR sale. As usual this event will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton at Lake Buena Vista in Orlando, Florida, with the live floor auction on […]

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Consign Now for Daniel Frank Sedwick’s Treasure, World & US Coin Auction #22

Consign now for Treasure, World, U.S. Coin & Paper Money Auction #22, which takes place November 1-3, 2017. Get top dollar for your collection! If you have shipwreck coins, ingots or artifacts, or Spanish colonial & Latin American gold or silver coins, our auction is the best place to buy and sell them. The deadline […]

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Pirates of the Caribbean & Authentic Shipwreck Coins from Modern Coin Mart

Yo ho, yo ho, a stacker’s life for me! Avast ye stackers and collectors, new Pirates of the Caribbean coins have arrived at Modern Coin Mart (MCM), and they’re ready to set sail into your collection. Just in time for the release of the new Disney film, Dead Men Tell No Tales, captain Jack Sparrow […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for May 19, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for May 19, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Defacing coins like a suffragette Have you ever tried to get into the mind of a suffragette? British Museum curator Tom Hockenhull has… and not in the way you might expect from a numismatist… The Future Is Now 2.) How the Royal […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for May 12, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for May 12, 2017 Current Events 1.) Indian Demonetization did not impede future black money flows: UN report The Indian government’s demonetisation measures did not impede future black money flows in new denominations, a UN report said on Monday. According to UN Economic and Social Survey of Asia […]

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Intense Bidding at Sedwick Treasure Auction for Shipwreck Artifacts and Coins

Strong collector demand provoked intense bidding and high prices for both shipwreck and non-shipwreck items in Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s May 3-4 treasure auction The 2,086 lot auction realized $1.725 million USD in winning bids. All prices listed include a 17.5 percent buyer’s premium. A gold and red-coral rosary recovered from the shipwreck of the […]

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Metal Detecting – U.K. Ranks Its Top 20 Treasures

By Everett Millman – Gainesvillecoins.com ……   Most aspiring treasure hunters are aware that Great Britain is essentially the metal detecting treasure capital of the world Aside from an extensive history of habitation that has produced almost innumerable antiquities and medieval coins, the country boasts the world’s most equitable treasure trove laws. This is effectively the […]

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Metal Detecting – U.K. Ranks Its Top 20 Treasures

By Everett Millman – Gainesvillecoins.com …… Most aspiring treasure hunters are aware that Great Britain is essentially the metal detecting treasure capital of the world Aside from an extensive history of habitation that has produced almost innumerable antiquities and medieval coins, the country boasts the world’s most equitable treasure trove laws. This is effectively the reason […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for April 28, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for April 21, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The Hidden Science Of The New British Pound Coin There is however one security feature that the Royal Mint are being particularly cagey about, and that is the feature that they deem to make the coins the most difficult ever to forge. […]

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British Museum: Exclusive Video of Piano Gold Coin Hoard

By CoinWeek News Staff …. Earlier this year, the British public–along with the rest of the world–was invited to help solve the mystery of 913 piece gold coin hoard hidden inside a vintage piano donated to a local community college in 2015. The 91.7% pure gold coins, 633 sovereigns and 280 half sovereigns dating from […]

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Ancient Coins – After Three Years, Excavation of Jersey Hoard Complete

By Shaquille Brissett for Gainesville Coins …. On Sundays friends Reg Mead and Richard Miles would take to the fields of Grouville, in the Bailiwick of Jersey, an island in the United Kingdom, to search for an ancient Celtic Hoard. The hoard had become the stuff of legend, only coming to the men by way […]

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Treasure News – Search for Yamashita’s Gold Continues

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……. Most of the time, when the topic of lost treasure is brought up, it falls into one of two categories: centuries-old shipwrecks and hidden Nazi gold. However, there is another major source of mythologized stories of long-forgotten gold riches that dates back to the WWII era: Yamashita’s gold. […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick’s The Cob Report – Why History Matters: Consigning Items With A Story

By Cori Sedwick Downing – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC …… Do you have an interesting coin, bank note, or shipwreck artifact with a history to tell? Here are the 15 reasons why you should consign to us now to be a part of Treasure Auction 21: 1) Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC will get top dollar […]

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Ahoy! Silver Bar from Atocha Shipwreck, Painting by Guy C. Wiggins Could Steal Spotlight at Milestone’s Jan. 14 Auction

Also Featured: Gen. MacArthur’s personal, monogrammed Louis Vuitton luggage By Milestone Auctions ……   Based in the Cleveland suburb of Willoughby, Milestone Auctions is a company on the rise. Co-owners Miles King and Chris Sammet have become increasingly well known for their traditional business values and youthful passion for tracking down antiques – a combination […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for December 9, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for December 9, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Plough uncovers major hoard of Roman coins A WONDERFUL collection of 120 Roman Imperial coins was unearthed in the Isle of Axholme. The so-called Owston Ferry Hoard was discovered in 1952 by Mr. A. T. Pitchfork. Ploughing a field in the village, […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick Treasure Auction Brings $2.25 Million

By Connor Falk – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC …… Shipwreck gold and silver ingots made a big splash in Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s $2.25 million floor auction held November 12-14, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. A complete gold strap intended for making oro corriente (coin-like ingots) recovered from an early 1500s wreck in the Caribbean sold […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 11, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for November 11, 2016 Current Events 1.) Some Central Florida toll booths not registering $1 coins Central Florida Expressway Authority officials said they weren’t aware of the problem until Channel 9 brought it to their attention… Under the Radar 2.) Commemorative Singapore Botanic Gardens coin unveiled A commemorative coin showcasing iconic features of the Singapore […]

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A Relative to the Confederate Half Dollar? 6 U.S. Highlights in Sedwick Treasure Auction 20

By Cori Sedwick Downing – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC …… While Spanish colonial and shipwreck coins make up much of our November Sedwick Treasure Auction , a number of other collecting areas are well represented. We’ve already taken a look at paper money, so let’s turn to U.S. rarities coming up for auction. Lot 1401 – […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick’s The Cob Report – What You Can’t Live Without in Treasure Auction #20 (Pt. 2)

By Cori Sedwick Downing – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC ……   In this article, we will cover some of the big-ticket items (i.e. gold and gold and silver bars) that you can find in our upcoming auction. These coins and bars are important for either their rarity, their quality, their provenance or all of the […]

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NGC: 1715 Plate Fleet Shipwreck Image Gallery Now Online

Extra ordinary rare and high-grade coins recovered from the storied 1715 Treasure Fleet shipwreck Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has created an online image gallery of nearly 300 rare and high grade gold coins recovered from the shipwreck of the famous 1715 Plate Fleet. The coins were recovered and submitted to NGC by 1715 Fleet – […]

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Some of Sedwick’s Favorite Things in Upcoming Treasure Auction #20

By Cori Sedwick Downing – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC …… As you peruse our catalog online, you might enjoy some of the items that stand out to us. Not all are big ticket items. Some are just cool because of what they represent. What items in our auction catch your attention? If bling is your […]

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Some of Sedwick’s Favorite Things in Upcoming Treasure Auction #20

By Cori Sedwick Downing – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC ……   As you peruse our catalog online, you might enjoy some of the items that stand out to us. Not all are big ticket items. Some are just cool because of what they represent. What items in our auction catch your attention? If bling is […]

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Treasure News – Daniel Frank Sedwick Auction #20 Now Online

Treasure, World, U.S. Coin & Paper Money Auction 20 Floor Auction November 12-13 – Internet Only November 14 Orlando, Florida   Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC is pleased to announce our Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction #20 catalog is now online and open for early bidding. iCollector (Register and enter bids) SixBid (Sixbid auction […]

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No Nazi Gold Train, But Legends Abound

By Steven Cochran for Gainesville Coins …… The saga of the Nazi Gold Train supposedly buried in a mountain tunnel may have ended with the treasure hunters coming up empty, but the world-wide publicity has given the nearby Polish city of Walbrzych a new lease on life. The town has become a tourist destination for […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for September 23, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for September 23, 2016 The Future Is Now 1.) Bitcoin is money, U.S. judge says in case tied to JPMorgan hack “Bitcoins are funds within the plain meaning of that term,” [Judge Alison] Nathan wrote. “Bitcoins can be accepted as a payment for goods and services or bought directly […]

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Sedwick Treasure, World and US Coin Auction #20 Preview

  By Cori Sedwick Downing – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC …… While all of us at Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC are diligently working on making our November Treasure World & US Coin Auction #20 the BEST ever, I thought I would pause to tell you about some of the cool stuff we will have for […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for September 9, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for September 9, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The birth and death of paper money Kublai Khan, said Marco Polo, had ‘a more extensive command of treasure than any other sovereign in the universe’. There were no jangling pockets of coins in Kanbalu. Bark had been stripped from the mulberry […]

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Federal Judge Announces Ruling in SS Central America Case

By Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc …. Ira Owen Kane, the court-appointed Receiver for the salvor of the SS Central America, Recovery Limited Partnership (RLP), announced today that on August 31, 2016, Chief Judge Rebecca Beach Smith of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, granted RLP a salvage award of 100% of the […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Welcomes Numismatist Connor Falk

Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, specialists in Spanish-American colonial coins and treasure, is proud to have numismatist Connor Falk join the company. Falk will review and catalog consignments as well as work with clients to get the most out of the auction experience. Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, already a leader in Latin American and shipwreck coin […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for August 5, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for August 5, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Newman Numismatic Portal Update The Newman Numismatic Portal will be represented at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, California next week. Stop by and visit, or attend one of our presentations. Our schedule is: Wednesday, August 10: […]

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Gainesville Coins: Gold and Silver Treasure Update

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……. Unlike perhaps any other location on Earth, the United Kingdom has an incredible abundance of gold and silver treasure from both its medieval period and the earlier times when Ancient Rome controlled the British Isles. Due to this rich and diverse history, people are digging up valuable treasure […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for July 29, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for July 29, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Deciphering history through coins Another prized possession is the one with an imprint of Alexander [the Great] on the face of the coin. “It belongs to 327 B.C. and there is also a story that Alexander married an Indian tribal woman. I […]

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Metal Detectorist Finds Treasure Hoard of 8,000 Ancient Roman Coins

By Shaquille Brissett for Gainesville Coins …… There are times when persistence pays off in a big way. This turned out to be exceedingly true for one treasure hunter from Altrincham, a small British market town in Greater Manchester. It was January of 2015, and Cheshire, a county in the northwest portion of England between […]

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Treasure News – 1804 Shipwreck Bullion Goes on Display

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……. More than two centuries after the Spanish warship Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes (roughly, “Our Lady of Mercy”) was sunk off the coast of Portugal before reaching the Spanish port city of Cádiz, the massive haul of gold and silver bullion that was onboard is finally back in […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for July 15, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for July 15, 2016 Brain Food 1.) “Metal Detectives” dig up treasure Metal “detective” Richard Nalli said it’s not knowing what you’ll find that makes the past time so much fun. “Metal detecting is going on an adventure. Every time that machine beeps your heart skips a beat. You […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for July 15, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for July 15, 2016 Brain Food 1.) “Metal Detectives” dig up treasure Metal “detective” Richard Nalli said it’s not knowing what you’ll find that makes the past time so much fun. “Metal detecting is going on an adventure. Every time that machine beeps your heart skips a beat. You […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for July 10, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for July 10, 2016 Brain Food 1.) From cotton to cash: how to (actually) make a euro Reinhold Gerstetter is responsible for the design of the euro banknotes. Fans of the old Deutsche Mark may recognize his work – he drew the faces on their last edition, before Germany […]

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Sedwick’s Treasure, World, and U.S. Coin Auction 19 Now Online

Live on the Internet, Wednesday-Thursday, May 18-19, 2016 Our Treasure, World & U.S. Coin Auction #19 is now available for viewing and bidding Online! With more lots than in any of our past five auctions, this sale promises to be a big one, appealing to collectors and dealers alike. All of our usual specialties (shipwreck […]

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Treasure Coin News – Oldest European Shipwreck Discovered

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ………. The oldest shipwreck that dates back to Europe’s “Age of Exploration,” which traces its origins to the 15th century, has been discovered in waters off the coast of Oman, a country situated in the southeast portion of the Arabian Peninsula. A wealth of fantastic artifacts have been recovered […]

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Gold Treasure Myth Captivates Paraguay

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ………. Modern myths don’t die easy in Paraguay, particularly when they deal with gold bullion and buried treasure. The legend of the hidden treasure dates to the War of the Triple Alliance–often known simply as the Paraguayan War or the “Great War” to locals–fought from 1864 to 1870 between […]

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The Cob Report – Sedwick Treasure, World, and U.S. Coin Auction #19 Highlights

By Cori Sedwick Downing – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC …… We’re busy getting ready for our next auction May 18-19th, which is quite a production! First we collect consignments, then we assign lot numbers to each auction lot, and then we photograph everything. While that’s going on, Dan writes a detailed description about each lot. […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick’s Treasure, World & U.S. Coin Auction to be held October 29

 Daniel Frank Sedwick’s third “LIVE FLOOR” world coin and treasure auction in Orlando Florida  on October 29th will go down in history as the “Hearts and Royals” auction. Never before have so many Hearts (14) and Royals (46) been offered at the same time. Hearts and Royals  are very special silver cob coins from Potosí, […]

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Shipwreck Treasure – Florida Marine Salvage Officer Talks About Treasure. VIDEO: 2:27

William Diaz, Former Florida Agent Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…… The state of Florida has a vested interest in all shipwreck treasure within its territorial waters. A former agent talks about the early days of treasure exploration starting in 1967. Copyright © CoinWeek July 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print […]

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Diver Finds Million Dollar Treasure in Florida – VIDEO: 2:07

Eric Schmitt, Booty Salvage, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com….. A scuba diver recently found a million dollars worth of coins and artifacts off the Florida coast. Hear his story and what is involved in knowing where to dive. Copyright © CoinWeek July 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare Coin […]

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Attendees at the 1715 Fleet Conference in Vero Beach Talk About Treasure. VIDEO: 6:06

Richard Beleson, David Crooks, William Diaz, Douglas Gossage, John Putrow, Linda Ullian Schmid, Julie Stocker, Rex Stocker, and Gay Withers. Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… More then 100 people attended the banquet for the 300th Anniversary of the wreck of the Spanish Plate Fleet  held in Vero Beach, Florida. Many people shared  their stories and involvement […]

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Time Capsule Buried by 1715 Treasure Fleet Society in Vero Beach, Florida – VIDEO: 5:45

Ben Costello, Director, 1715 Fleet Society. On the 300th anniversary of the wreck of the Spanish Plate Fleet, the 1715 Fleet Society buried a time capsule in the Jaycee Park in Vero Beach, Florida. The intent of the capsule is to reach out to future generations and share some of the values and items of […]

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Sedwick’s Now Accepting Consignments for Next Treasure & World Coin Auction

Now is not too early to consign to Sedwick’s Treasure, World and U.S. Coin Auction #18, which will be our THIRD LIVE PUBLIC FLOOR sale. Like last time, we have secured the DoubleTree by Hilton at Lake Buena Vista in Orlando, FL, and we have locked in the date: October 29 2015 (with lot viewing […]

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$50 Million in Silver Recovered from SS City of Cairo Shipwreck

By CoinWeek News Staff…. A hoard worth nearly US$50 million has been recovered from the wreckage of the SS City of Cairo, a steamboat sailing from India to Great Britain during World War II. 100 tons worth of silver rupees belonging to the UK Treasury have been found some 16,800 feet under the waters of […]

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Money Museum Hosts Free Event for National Coin Week

Free admission, coin-making demonstrations and more scheduled for April 25 The American Numismatic Association and Edward C. Rochette Money Museum will celebrate National Coin Week, April 19-25, with a host of family-friendly activities–including an open house with free admission and special events on Saturday, April 25. The theme for this year’s event is “Building Tomorrows: […]

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Sedwick’s Treasure, World & U.S. Coin Auction 17 Now Online

Treasure, World & U.S. Coin Auction #17 Live on the Internet, Wednesday-Thursday, April 29-30, 2015   Our Treasure, World & U.S. Coin Auction #17 is now available for viewing and bidding online! We are dubbing this auction “The 1715 Fleet Anniversary Auction,” as it was 300 years ago this summer that the treasure-laden Spanish 1715 […]

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Divers Discover Largest Treasure of Gold Coins Ever Found in Israel

  By CoinWeek News Staff…. In a press release issued Tuesday, February 17, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) reported that the largest treasure of gold coins ever discovered in Israeli territory had been recovered from the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea in the harbor of the ancient city of Caesarea. Winter storms in the area […]

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Newly discovered Anglo-Saxon Treasure Coins on Display at The British Museum

The British Museum has put on display the largest Anglo-Saxon coin hoard discovered since the implementation of the United Kingdom’s Treasure Act of 1996. The 5,200 coin hoard was discovered by treasure hunter Paul Coleman in the village of Lenborough, Buckinghamshire, a rural community located approximately 2 hours northeast of London. Minister of State for […]

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Forgotten Hoards of History: Unearthing Scotland’s Nordic Trove

by Crystal Gomez – Gainesville Coins In September 2014, a metal detector enthusiast found a spectacular stockpile of Viking legacy. According to the BBC, it is Scotland’s most significant hoard and is estimated to be worth over £1 million pounds. The cache is rumored to be the most sizeable hoard found in Scotland since 1891 […]

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Forgotten Hoards of History: Unearthing Scotland’s Nordic Trove

by Crystal Gomez – Gainesville Coins In September 2014, a metal detector enthusiast found a spectacular stockpile of Viking legacy. According to the BBC, it is Scotland’s most significant hoard and is estimated to be worth over £1 million pounds. The cache is rumored to be the most sizeable hoard found in Scotland since 1891 […]

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Sunken Treasure: The Story of Black Sam Bellamy and the Whydah

Courtesy of  Shaquille Brissett and  GainesvilleCoins.com ………. Beneath the waters of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the sea floor is laden with gold, like the streets of heaven, only a bit more macabre. An estimated 400,000 silver and gold coins are submerged within its black waters. Meanwhile, tools, jewelry, weapons and a young boy’s leg are strewn about the remnants of […]

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5,000 Anglo Saxon Coins Found In UK Countryside

By Nick Huxsted – Arrowfile ……. One of the largest ever UK discoveries of Anglo Saxon coins has been unearthed by a metal detector enthusiast in a field in Buckinghamshire. Paul Coleman is a member of the Weekend Wanderers Detecting Club and was out with his club and son when he made the discovery on […]

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Sedwick’s Second Treasure and World Coin Floor Auction: A Growing Success

Daniel Frank Sedwick‘s second floor sale (with simultaneous interactive LIVE Internet bidding), was the 16th live auction, a new milestone for the growing company. Serious bidders and top numismatists from around the world came to the November 6 auction in five consecutive sessions at the DoubleTree Hotel in the Walt Disney World Resort. The Floor […]

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Kagin’s to Market Newly Found ‘Butte Nugget’

The Butte Nugget, with an estimated value of $450,000, will be marketed exclusively by Kagin’s, Inc. On October 21, 2014, Rare coin experts, Kagin’s Inc., announced the discovery of one of the largest natural California gold nuggets ever seen. The treasure was found by a California man who was prospecting for gold on public land […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick announces Treasure & World Coin Auction 16

In this auction we present some of the most amazing numismatic treasures we have ever seen, befitting our second Live Floor sale in Orlando, Florida, and solidifying the event as an annual “must see” occasion for treasure buffs and serious numismatists alike, who will also surely enjoy our latest addition of educational talks by experts […]

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Odyssey Marine Releases Preliminary List of Numismatic Items Recovered from SS Central America

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. Odyssey Marine Exploration (NASDAQ: OMEX) published its fourth operational report Report #14-04 (PDF), which details the firm’s ongoing salvage operations at the site where the SS Central America–the famed “Ship of Gold”–sank more than 150 years ago. The court-appointed Receiver for the firms Recovery Limited Partnership, LLC […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Promotes Agustin Garcia-Barneche to Vice President of International Numismatics

Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC  announces the promotion of Agustin “Augi” Garcia-Barneche to the position of Vice President of International Numismatics, in addition to the expansion of the company’s accounting department. “Augi has been with the company for six years now and has been instrumental in the growth of our auctions and business in general,” says […]

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Daniel Sedwick Announces Upcoming Treasure Auction. VIDEO

Daniel Sedwick Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. More treasure items plucked from the bones of a once proud Spanish galleon are coming on the auction block courtesy of Daniel Sedwick. Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC proudly announces their Treasure, World and U.S. Coin Auction #15, taking place live on the Internet in four sessions, May 1-2, 2014. […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick Announces Treasure, World and U.S. Coin Auction #15

  Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC proudly announces their Treasure, World and U.S. Coin Auction #15, taking place live on the Internet in four sessions, May 1-2, 2014. The total pre-auction low estimate for 1613 lots exceeds $1.2 million. “This auction is packed with trophies but also features many great wholesale opportunities,” says Daniel Sedwick. “We […]

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