Category Archives: Shipwreck Coins

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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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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Classic U.S. Coins – When Did Type One Double Eagles Become Popular?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner Type One Liberty Head double eagles, struck from 1850 through 1866, are today one of the most popular gold coins from the standpoint of date collecting. Despite the presence of numerous mid-to-high five-figure and even a few six-figure issues, many serious date collectors of these coins […]

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Classic U.S. Coins – When Did Type One Double Eagles Become Popular?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner   Type One Liberty Head double eagles, struck from 1850 through 1866, are today one of the most popular gold coins from the standpoint of date collecting. Despite the presence of numerous mid-to-high five-figure and even a few six-figure issues, many serious date collectors of these […]

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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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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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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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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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Denver Coin Expo returns to National Western Complex

Over 100 exhibitors from around the country will join together for one of the largest and oldest coin shows in the Rocky Mountains this fall
Denver, CO — This fall, the Denver Coin Exposition is coming to the National Western Complex from September 26-28. It will be open to the public Thursday and Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and on Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

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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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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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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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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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SS Central America Gold Highlights David Lawrene Rare Coins Auction

By David Lawrence Rare Coins …… Our Sunday Internet Auction #1061 includes a selection over 500 New Items along with 100 No Reserve Lots and 30 Vault Value Items. We have three very exciting shipwreck items featured that are sure to garner much attention. All lots will begin closing at 8 pm EST on Sunday, April […]

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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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Denver Coin Expo returns to National Western Complex

Over 100 exhibitors from around the country will join together for one of the largest and oldest coin shows in the Rocky Mountains this fall
Denver, Colorado — Going on its 35th year, the Denver Coin Exposition is coming to the National Western Complex from October 11-13. It will be open to the public Thursday and Friday from 10 a

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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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A Shpwreck for the Ages: The SS Central America and the Liberty Head Double Eagle

The siren song of gold called from California to every corner of the country. Across the nation, men (and a much smaller number of women) sold their possessions, borrowed money, and spent their savings to get themselves to the Promised Land. The journey, however, was perilous. Prospective gold miners, called ’49ers for the year (1849) […]

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A Shipwreck for the Ages: The SS Central America and the Liberty Head Double Eagle

The siren song of gold called from California to every corner of the country. Across the nation, men (and a much smaller number of women) sold their possessions, borrowed money, and spent their savings to get themselves to the Promised Land. The journey, however, was perilous. Prospective gold miners, called ’49ers for the year (1849) […]

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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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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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CoinWeek News Wire for December 15, 2017: Christmas Gold Coins, Bitcoin News, Greek Coins

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for December 15, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Ancient Jewish Coins – Fame, Fortune and Fakes Did you get gelt? No, not the chocolate kind but honest-to-goodness gelt. Maybe you were lucky to receive a genuine Judaean coin for Chanukah. Or a medallion from the early years from the State […]

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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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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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Coin Grading Service Special Labels in the Postmodern Era

By David Schwager for CoinWeek ….. Buy the coin, not the slab. This is wise guidance, and a prudent collector needs to do more than read the numbers on a holder before deciding whether to buy. At the same time, it is accurate to say that a collector buys both the coin and the slab. […]

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Coin Grading Service Special Labels in the Postmodern Era

By David Schwager for CoinWeek …..   Buy the coin, not the slab. This is wise guidance, and a prudent collector needs to do more than read the numbers on a holder before deciding whether to buy. At the same time, it is accurate to say that a collector buys both the coin and the […]

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So, You’ve Decided to Collect Liberty Head Double Eagles…

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… The decision to collect this series should not be made lightly as Liberty Head double eagles have the distinction as being among the most difficult and longest-lived series in all of 19th/early 20th century American numismatics. Specializing in 20 Libs requires patience, a healthy budget (although there are ways […]

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So, You’ve Decided to Collect Liberty Head Double Eagles…

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……   The decision to collect this series should not be made lightly as Liberty Head double eagles have the distinction as being among the most difficult and longest-lived series in all of 19th/early 20th century American numismatics. Specializing in 20 Libs requires patience, a healthy budget (although there are […]

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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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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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Daniel Frank Sedwick Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction #21 Goes Live May 3

Sedwick’s Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction #21 Catalog is NOW ONLINE! In addition to our usual fare of the world’s best treasure for sale, this auction features arguably our best offering yet of Latin American material, particularly Central American coins from the holdings of the late Richard Stuart, and also many important […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Whitman Publishing Announces New Book on Coin Hoards and Treasures

Whitman Publishing announces the release of Lost and Found Coin Hoards and Treasures: Illustrated Stories of the Greatest American Troves and Their Discoveries, by Q. David Bowers. The 480-page hardcover book is available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at http://www.Whitman.com), for $39.95. It can also be borrowed for free as a […]

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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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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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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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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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