Category Archives: shipwrecks

Sedwick Treasure Auction 28 Now Online

Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction 28 Live on the Internet: Wednesday-Friday, November 17-19, 2020 Now Online – Click Here   By Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC …… Assembling the consignments for this auction has been a long yet very rewarding task that has now come to fruition. We are simply amazed at the […]

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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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Coin Profile – 2019 Australia 1 oz Silver $1 Batavia Shipwreck Triangular Coin

Batavia Shipwreck Triangular Coin This unique Batavia Shipwreck Triangular Coin depicts the Batavia, one of Australia’s oldest shipwrecks, in one ounce of .999 fine Silver. There is a limited mintage of 20,000 coins available in this release. Batavia Shipwreck Triangular Coin Highlights: Limited mintage of 20,000 coins worldwide. Each coin comes individually packaged in a unique,  Coin […]

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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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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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US Silver Coins – History Revealed by Recovered SS Central America Cash Box

Retrieved sunken treasure gives a fascinating glimpse of Gold Rush-era daily commerce aboard fabled Ship of Gold Historic silver and gold coins discovered in the purser’s lockbox in 2014 from the fabled “Ship of Gold”–the SS Central America–that sank in 1857 are coming to market for collectors, according to the California Gold Marketing Group LLC […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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CoinWeek News Wire for February 3, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for February 3, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Coins discovery ‘will re-write’ Anglo-Saxon history Historians say an entire chapter of the Anglo-Saxon period will have to be re-written after a metal detectorist found a huge hoard of coins in a field. James Mather made the discovery of 200 complete silver […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for February 3, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for February 3, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Coins discovery ‘will re-write’ Anglo-Saxon history Historians say an entire chapter of the Anglo-Saxon period will have to be re-written after a metal detectorist found a huge hoard of coins in a field. James Mather made the discovery of 200 complete […]

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World Banknotes – Sunken Luxury: The Loss of the SS Andrea Doria

By Connor Falk – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC …… The SS Andrea Doria name invokes tragedy now, but at the time of construction, she represented the hopes of Italian recovery after World War II. Construction began in 1950, with the ship launching in June 16, 1951. In terms of size, she was 697 feet long […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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