Daniel Frank Sedwick Coins is excited to present their Treasure, World, and US Coins Auction on November 1st to 4th, 2019. The first day has 3 sessions and over 1000 lots to bid on! The 2nd day winds up the live auction with over 300 lots for bidders. They then take a day off and run an online only session of almost 200 lots on November 4th. Online bidders can join bidders from around the world and bid real time for fun and to build their collection.
Some Featured Collections
– The John Pullin Collection of dated Mexican silver and gold cobs, most with 1715 Fleet origins
– The Whittier Collection of Bolivia Monetary Medals
– The “Classics” Atocha Collection of quality type coins from the Atocha with original certificates
– The Santander Collection of Colombian proclamation medals
Everything is up for grabs on the auction block including Gold, silver, bars, cannons, treasure chests, Latin American and worldwide prime quality numismatic single coins and collections, as well as amazing treasures and coins from the US. Online registration is available and bidders should get their accounts ready to go as soon as possible. Absentee bids can be left for those unable to be part of the live auction.
A significant highlight of day one is at Lot 82. This piece is a large, cut gold “finger” bar #53 opening for bidding at $40000. The full catalog description is:
“Large, cut gold “finger” bar #53, 1325 grams, fineness XVII (17K), marked with foundry / owner SARGOSA / PECARTA and several tax stamps, ex-Atocha (1622), ex-Caesars Palace auction (1987). 9-3/4″ long, 1″ wide and 5/8″ thick. Impressively long ingot of typical shape, nearly complete except for small piece of one of the rounded ends chiseled off in its time, the other end with cylindrical assayer’s “bite” and the unmarked bottom flattened (as made) and with Treasure Salvors number A85-53 engraved at one end, the top of the bar graced with four clear fineness markings (XVII all in one box) plus traces of at least eight tax stamps in addition to the all-important SARGOSA / PECARTA foundry cartouche near the uncut end, with pits here and there (from crude casting) impregnated with both dark and light coral encrustation, heavily pedigreed and of great value to both ingot collectors and Atocha fanatics. From the Atocha (1622), with original Fisher photo-certificate #85A-GB053, pedigreed to the Caesars Palace auction of September 26, 1987 (lot #145), with original catalog, Treasure Salvors’ 1981 booklet The Treasure of 1622, Mathewson book Treasure of the Atocha (1987 second printing), and original manifest report from Gene Lyon. Recovered from: Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida”
The most valuable item on the Nov 2nd auction day is lot 1449. This magnificent piece is a massive natural crystal emerald mounted in an 18k Pendant. Sedwick describes this as follows:
“Massive natural crystal emerald mounted in 18K pendant with 22 diamonds, 22.65 grams total weight. 3″ long, 1/2″ in diameter. Incredible supersized octahedron Colombian emerald capped by a seven-sided 18K handmade “hat” containing 22 small round diamonds on one side and alternating rough and smooth gold sides, a sturdy 18K gold bail finishing out the piece. The exquisite transparent medium-green emerald is unlike any we’ve ever offered,a true trophy for the deserving but fully appreciated in person, with some technical aspects from the appraisal as follows: approximately 47.5 carats, clarity SI2 (Type 3), very good symmetry, pale to medium color, with medium tone and transparent. With recent GIA-certified expert appraisal for $44,710.”
Paper money buyers can look to the timed auction for some great options. On November 4th, a feature banknote is at Lot 1638. Featured is a note from El Salvador opening for a value buy at only $65. As described:
“El Salvador, Banco Central de Reserva, 1 colon, 17-3-1954, series UA, serial 4829573, PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ. SCWPM-87. With black 15-10-1954 validation overprint on reverse. Tied with one other for finest known in the PMG census. PMG #8063863-002.”
Daniel Sedwick will be broadcasting a live audio and video feed for the online bidders for the entire day of the auction. Bidders should browse the entire catalog to see all of the treasures available as it is an extensive list. All inquiries can be filled by speaking with renowned experts by calling the auction house at anytime during business hours.