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Season’s Greetings from all of us at Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC

6 Dec

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As the Holiday Season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on
the past year and on those who have helped us shape our business.
We value our relationship with you and look forward to working
with you in the year to come.

We wish you a Happy Holiday Season and a
New Year filled with Peace and Prosperity!

A medida que la temporada de fiestas está sobre nosotros,
nos encontramos reflexionando sobre el pasado año y en los que
han ayudado a dar forma a nuestro negocio.

Valoramos nuestra relación con usted y esperamos con interés trabajar
juntos en el año por venir.
Le deseamos muy Felices Fiestas y
un Año Nuevo lleno de Paz y Prosperidad!


We would like to thank bidders and consignors for our past Nov. 1-2 Treasure Auction 26 which was a great  success with prices realized over $2.3 million. And we’re already getting ready for our next one! If you have items for consigning to our Treasure Auction 27 in May 2020, we’ll be accepting consignments in person at the following shows:

January 9 – 12, 2020 FUN Show 2020 65th Annual FUN Convention Orlando, FL
January 17 – 19, 2020 48th New York International Numismatic Convention New York, NY
February 20 – 22, 2020 Long Beach Expo Winter Coin Show Long Beach, CA (walking show)
February 27 – 29, 2020 ANA National Money Show Atlanta, GA

The deadline for getting consignments for our April Auction will be February 29, 2020.

We look forward to seeing you at these shows! In addition you can contact us at any time to arrange shipment of your consignments or schedule and private appointment at our office in Maitland, Florida.

Finally we would like to remind you that we have updated our Online Store and eBay with many new items so please visit them.

Well wishes from all of us at Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC!

Collections drive Sedwick’s Treasure Auction 26

19 Nov

Several important coin collections crossed the auction block during Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC’s Treasure Auction 26. The live floor and online auction, held Nov. 1-2, realized over $2.3 million in coins, medals, and bank notes sold.

The auction began with the John Pullin Collection of dated Mexican gold cob escudos. All of the coins were recovered from various wrecks of the 1715 Fleet, sunk on July 31, 1715 off Florida’s east coast. In just 18 lots, a total of $150,476 was raised. The highest price realized was for lot 7, a cob 4 escudos dated 1715J and graded by NGC as MS 62 that sold for $28,560 on an estimate of $10,000 to $20,000. This result was followed closely by lot 3, a cob 8 escudos dated 1714J and graded NGC MS 60 that saw $21,420 on an estimate of $20,000 and up. This coin boasts a pedigree to the salvors’ Real Eight Company collection as well as being plated in a January 1965 National Geographic article on the 1715 Fleet’s history.


This 1715J cob 4 escudos, lot 7, from the Pullin collection was also plated in Dr. Frank Sedwick’s Practical Book of Cobs.

An additional $46,809 was garnered by the sale of 66 silver cob reales from Pullin’s collection. Most of the coins were dated, a quality scarcely seen on Mexican cobs for the time period. Many of these coins also hold pedigrees to the 1715 Fleet. The top selling silver lot was lot 322, a Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales dated 1709J that realized $3,332 on an estimate of $350 to $500.

All told, the John Pullin Collection earned $197,285 during Sedwick’s sale. The collector, John Pullin, gave a talk at the auction the day prior to the sale on collecting 1715 Fleet coins and how his collection was assembled. He also personally signed the lot tags for his coins in the sale.

A similar shipwreck coin collection, the Atocha Classics Collection, attracted interest from numismatists and shipwreck enthusiasts alike. The curated group was comprised of 49 lots of high-quality silver cob reales of various denominations recovered from the wreck of the Atocha, sunk in 1622 off Key West, Florida. The collection realized $112,812 after spirited bidding.

The top selling lot was lot 149, a Potosi, Bolivia, cob 4 reales from the reign of Philip II that brought in $7,735 on a $2,000 to $3,000 estimate. The coin was awarded Grade 1, the highest possible grade for Atocha coins, on its special Mel Fisher, Inc. photo-certificate. It was also pedigreed to the Atocha Research Collection and plated in that collection’s 1988 catalog.

The third session of the auction contained the Whittier Collection of Bolivian Monetary Medals that raised $67,110 across 109 lots. The highest selling lot was lot 622, a Potosi, Bolivia, 10 soles dated 1825 commemorating Simon Bolivar’s liberation of Chuquisaca and graded by PCGS as MS64 that sold for $2,975.

A second offering of Whittier Bolivian medals will appear in Sedwick’s April 2020 Treasure Auction.

The sale also hosted the Santander Collection of Colombian Proclamation Medals. The collection, an assemblage of the rarest Colombian medals issued from 1724 to 1825, reached $34,391 across 17 lots. The highest selling lot was lot 1137, a Bogota, Colombia, silver uniface 4 reales-sized die trial dated 1789 that realized $12,495 on a $7,000 to $10,000 estimate.

Aside from numismatic collections in the auction, other top earners include lot 82, a gold “finger” bar weighing 1.325 kilograms recovered from the Atocha that realized $77,350 on a $50,000 and up estimate. An 88 troy pound, 7.04 troy ounce silver bar from the same wreck, lot 92, fetched $44,625 on a $25,000 and up estimate.


The gold “finger” bar was the primary way of transporting much wealth from the New World to Spain.

The highest valued coin in the auction was lot 942, a Honduras gold 20 pesos dated 1888 and graded NGC AU 58. With an estimated mintage of 30 or fewer pieces and only three survivors known today, heavy bidding was expected. When the hammer dropped, the final sale price was $71,400 on a $40,000 and up estimate.


This Honduras 20 pesos, lot 942, was most likely struck in a token amount for a political reason rather than for practical circulation use.

Other top lots in the auction include:

  • Lot 85 – Small gold disk weighing 373 grams from the Luz shipwreck (1752), sold for $30,940 on an estimate of $17,500 and up.
  • Lot 42 – Lima, Peru, cob 4 escudos, 1705H, NGC MS 62, finest and only example in NGC census, ex-1715 Fleet, sold for $28,560 on an estimate of $10,000 and up.
  • Lot 407 – Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1715J, NGC XF details / plugged, repaired, sold for $20,230 on an estimate of $15,000 to $22,500.
  • Lot 544 – Panama, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer oX below denomination I to right, mintmark AP to left, king’s name missing in legend, unique, sold for $20,230 on an estimate of $3,500 and up.
  • Lot 437 – Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1659V (Series II), Royal-die obverse (unique), with Guatemala sun-over-mountains countermark (Type II, 1839) on cross, plate coin in the Standard Catalog, sold for $11,305 on an estimate of $6,000 to $9,000.
  • Lot 534 – Potosi, Bolivia, cob 2 reales Heart, 1685VR, unique, sold for $10,710 on an estimate of $5,000 and up.
  • Lot 1082 – Arequipa, Peru, 1/5 sol, 1885AC, NGC AU 55, finest known, ex-Whittier (stated on label), plated in the Standard Catalog, sold for $10,115 on an estimate of $5,000 and up.
  • Lot 298 – USA (San Francisco Mint), gold $20 coronet Liberty “double eagle,” 1863-S, PCGS AU58 / Brother Jonathan (1865), sold for $8,330 on an estimate of $8,000 to $12,000.

Full prices realized can be viewed at The company’s next auction will be held April 30, 2020 with a consignment deadline of March 1, 2020. Consignments can be done in person at the FUN Show (Jan. 9-12), New York International (Jan. 17-19), and Long Beach Coin Show (Feb. 20-22) or by email at

Sedwick’s Auction to Feature NGC-graded Coins and PMG-graded Notes

12 Oct

This article shared here was written by NGC.

Among the rarities in the November 2019 sale are NGC-certified coins from the storied 1715 Fleet.

Many rare coins graded by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® and notes graded by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) are up for bidding in Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s World, US Coin and Paper Money Treasure Auction 26. Five sessions will take place November 1-2, 2019, live in Orlando, Florida, and online at, followed by an Internet-only session on November 4.

In addition, NGC, Numismatic Conservation Services™ (NCS®) and PMG will attend the Orlando event to hand out information, explain the companies’ services and benefits, and answer questions. (NGC, NCS and PMG will not accept direct submissions at the show.)


1888 Honduras Gold 20 Pesos graded NGC AU 58.

The coin with the highest estimate is an 1888 Honduras Gold 20 Pesos graded NGC AU 58. Gold coins from Honduras in the 19th Century are extremely rare, and this one has an estimate of $40,000 to $80,000.

Among the other highlights from the auction, which includes coins pedigreed to the famous 1715 Spanish Fleet that wrecked in a hurricane off the coast of Florida, are:

NGC-graded coins: Session 1 – November 1, 2019

NGC-graded coins: Session 2 and Session 3 – November 1, 2019


Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1715J, NGC XF details / plugged, repaired.

PMG-graded notes: Session 4 – November 2, 2019


Falkland Islands, Pick# A3, 1915 1 Pound, graded PMG Fine 12.

To learn more about Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC Auctioneers, click here.

Gold bars, Honduras coin rarity to appear in Sedwick’s November Treasure Auction

2 Oct

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 on Nov. 1-2, 2019 at the DoubleTree Disney Springs in Orlando, FL and live online.

Ingots from famous wrecks like the “Tumbaga wreck” of ca. 1528 will be found in the sale. The Atocha, sunk in 1622 off Key West, Florida, will be represented by three gold “finger” bars, one of which is a long specimen weighing 1,325 grams and estimated at $50,000 and up that last appeared in the 1987 Caesars Palace auction of Atocha artifacts. A further seven large silver ingots from the Atocha will also be sold, several of which have the same Caesar’s Palace pedigree.


This gold “finger” bar recovered from the Atocha was used as a means of transporting great wealth and bears several tax stamps indicating that King Philip IV’s share had been paid.

Shipwreck coins will also appear in the auction, many of which were held in collections for many years. The John Pullin collection of dated Mexican cobs is comprised of choice gold escudos and silver reales, most of which are pedigreed to the 1715 Plate Fleet, sunk off the east coast of Florida. The group includes an important gold 8 escudos dated 1714 and graded NGC MS 60 that was salvaged by the Real Eight Company and photographed in a 1965 National Geographic article that made the Fleet’s coins famous.  A similar assembly of coins, the Atocha Classics collection, will feature top-quality silver cobs from that popular wreck.


A gold cob 8 escudos dated 1714 with assayer’s initial J was previously used as a showpiece for the Real Eight Company’s finds and pictured in a 1965 National Geographic article.

Likewise, another two collections focusing on South American medals will cross the block. The Whittier collection of Bolivian Monetary Medals boasts high grade examples of circulating gold and silver commemoratives from the 1800s, all graded by PCGS. Following that, the Santander collection is composed of rare Colombian proclamation medals and includes a very rare “Gibraltar de America” trial strike (lot 1133) with a pedigree going back to Glendining’s Peltzer sale in 1927.

The highest estimated coin in the sale is lot 942, a Honduras gold 20 pesos dated 1888 and graded NGC AU 58. Based on mint records and opinions from numismatists Henry Christensen and Holland Wallace, probably fewer than 30 examples were struck; only three are known to survive today. It is estimated at $40,000 and up.

Other top lots in the sale include:

  • Lot 2: Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, 1714J, “GRAT” variety (date on reverse), NGC MS 63, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label), ex-Real Eight, ex-John Pullin (stated on label). Estimate: $15,000 and up.
  • Lot 4: Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, 1715J, NGC MS 63, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label), ex-John Pullin (stated on label). Estimate: $12,500 to $20,000.
  • Lot 28: Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1708H, NGC MS 63, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). Estimate: $15,000 and up.
  • Lot 32: Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1715M, rare, NGC XF 45, ex-Loosdrecht (1719). Estimate: $10,000 to $15,000.
  • Lot 85: Small gold disk, 373 grams, 18K, marked with 48, small double-slash and A/V monogram, ex-Luz (1752), ex-Sotheby’s. Estimate: $17,500 and up.
  • Lot 295: USA (New Orleans Mint), gold $2-1/2 Classic Head, 1839-O, NGC AU 55 / SS New York (1846), housed in promotional “book.” Estimate: $5,000 to $7,500.
  • Lot 298: USA (San Francisco Mint), gold $20 coronet Liberty “double eagle,” 1865-S, PCGS AU58 / Brother Jonathan (1865). Estimate: $8,000 to $12,000.
  • Lot 407: Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1715J, NGC XF details. Estimate: $15,000 and up.
  • Lot 591: Argentina (River Plate Provinces), Potosi mint, 8 reales, 1813J, NGC MS 63+. Estimate: $2,500 to $3,750.
  • Lot 1078: Lima, Peru, gold 8 escudos, 1841MB, extremely rare, NGC XF 45, Calico La Onza Plate Coin. Estimate: $10,000 and up.
  • Lot 1097: Toledo, Spain, gold double excelente, Ferdinand-Isabel, T to left and cross of five dots flanking shield on reverse, NGC MS 63*, finest and only example in NGC census. Estimate: $7,000 to $10,000.
  • Lot 1292: Bogota, Colombia, Banco Prendario, 1 peso, 1881, series A, serial 00855, PMG Choice UNC 64 EPQ. Estimate: $2,500 to $3,750.
  • Lot 1312: Falkland Islands, Government of the Falkland Islands, 1 pound, 3-3-1915, serial B05682, PMG Fine 12, rare. Estimate $4,000 and up.


  • Lot 1317: Athens, Greece, Bank of Greece, 25 drachmai specimen, no date (1897-1900), PMG VF 30, rare, only known example in PMG census. Estimate: $2,500 and up.

Bidders can register now for the auction at; the catalog will be available online beginning Oct. 8. For more details, please contact Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC at

Summer FUN 2019 coin show report

21 Jul

The Summer FUN coin show is one of our favorite coin shows for several reasons. It tends to be an active show that brings in a lot of collectors who appreciate shipwreck, Spanish colonial, and American coins and history. Since this year’s show was held in Orlando, it was also convenient for us to drive down with items we normally wouldn’t be able to bring with. The show ran from July 10 to July 13.


Augi Garcia-Barneche (left) and Connor Falk (right) have many reasons to celebrate while at the FUN show.

We began on Wednesday with booth setup which went by smooth despite the oppressive heat both outside and inside the convention hall. Early Birds entered the bourse shortly thereafter. We had several good sales within the first few hours.

Thursday proved to be the busiest day with a large amount of foot traffic throughout the morning. We saw several good clients walk away with new additions to their collections. Likewise, some new customers to us were thrilled with their purchases. Many coins such as a spectacular Mexican 8 cob reales from the Concepcion (1641) with a canvas bag corrosion pattern were sold that day.

There were also numerous comments and questions on the 88 troy pound silver bar from the Atocha (1622) that we had on display. It, though not for sale now, proved to be quite an attraction. Look for it in our November 1-2 Treasure Auction 26.

The bourse slowed down a little bit towards the afternoon. This gave us time to replace holes in our cases with other coins as well as make some dealer to dealer sales. We had many numismatic books for sale as well, several of which went off to the libraries of collectors and dealers alike.


A few items from our inventory as well as consignments for our November auction.

Friday morning was also active as we saw more clients who took the day off to come out to the show. Many more coins were sold and plenty of conversations were had. Although it became quiet in the afternoon, we took advantage of the time to write up some new inventory that came our way. We also processed some new consignments throughout the show. One such item is a gold disk ingot weighing 372 grams from the wreck of the Luz, sunk in 1752 off Montevideo, Uruguay that’ll be a star in the Shipwreck Ingots section of our November sale.

The final day of the show, Saturday, was somewhat active. Plenty of families came out as well as a Boy Scout troop. Several new Venezuelan banknotes were passed out by us to the young numismatists. Some last-minute deals were concluded before we packed everything up for the ride back to the office.

Our thanks go out to the FUN show organizers for creating another well attended show. We also appreciate the work of the show security staff, police officers, and sheriff’s deputies who walked the bourse and kept the event safe.

Our next show is the ANA World’s Fair of Money. It’ll be held Aug. 11-17 in Rosemont, Ill. We’re closing our consignment period for the November auction then, so please contact us now so we can get the paperwork done and the items shipped. For more information, check out our company schedule here.

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