Treasure & World Coin Auction # 8 by Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC

Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC has announced the dates for their fall Treasure and World Coin Auction #8, comprising nearly 2800 lots with a pre-auction estimate of about $1.3 million. Session I will take place on Thursday, October 21, followed by Sessions II and III on October 22-23 respectively. Registration for bidding LIVE on the internet via will be available the last week of september. Times and contents for each session are to be announced.

"This is our third auction in a row with over $1 million in lots, and it is over 600 lots more than our last auction in the spring," says managing owner Daniel Sedwick. "And the diversity of material this time is astounding."

Highlights include:

* Probably the finest known Lima cob 1 escudo 1710, encapsulated PCGS MS-64 (plus more than 50 other gold cobs, mostly from shipwrecks)
* The finest known Mexican 1 escudo 1733/2, recovered by Marty Meylach from the 1733 Fleet and the inspiration for his book Flash of Gold
* Unique Santiago, Chile, 1 escudo, 1755/4, ex-Eliasberg
* A collection of well over 100 Spanish colonial bust 8 escudos
* A collection of large, natural gold nuggets
* A unique silver "pina" ingot from the Atocha (1622)
* Hundreds of Atocha (1622) silver coins, both rarities and wholesale lots (plus two collections of coins from dozens of different shipwrecks)
* Four Lima and Potosi cob Royals (round presentation specimens) in various denominations
* A collection of dated cobs from mainland Spanish mints (rarely seen at auction)
* A Santo Domingo 4 reales of Charles-Joanna (one of very few ever offered at auction)
* A collection of English hammered gold and silver coins by type and other general world coin rarities
* Ancient and US coins (a first for Sedwick)
* Large gold-and-emerald pendant and a gold religious medallion and chain from the 1715 Fleet
* A unique Tarascan (Mexican) silver plate from the "tumbaga" wreck (ca. 1528)
* A large selection of colonial-era weapons (mainly cutlasses and flintlocks)