Sedwick Shipwreck Treasure Auction #3 Closes Thursday, May 29

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Sedwick Treasure Video imageSedwick’s Shipwreck Treasure Auction #3 includes a rare astrolabe, silver coins, gold ingots, Chinese porcelain and other artifacts carefully selected for quality and eye-appeal.

In this latest auction, Numismatist Daniel Frank Sedwick included treasure artifacts of over 1100 lots from many shipwreck finds, including:

  • Gold cobs from the Spanish 1715 Fleet of the east coast of Florida,
  • Gold ingots and nuggets from the Espadarte wreck of 1558 off Mozambique,
  • Silver “tumbaga” ingots from the still-unidentified wreck of ca. 1528 off the Bahamas,
  • Rare mariner’s astrolabe from a Florida wreck (ca. 1580),
  • Small artifacts from the Arqueonautas finds off Africa,
  • Porcelains from wrecks off the Philippines (the Ying Lung collection).

The shipwreck coins section of the auction includes two large offerings:

  • a second installment of silver cobs from the Consolación, sunk off Ecuador in 1681, and
  • the first-ever auction of silver coins from the “Coconut wreck” of ca. 1810 sunk in deep water off Bermuda.

The rest of the coin offerings include a substantial collection of Spanish colonial 8 reales of all different types and most of the mints, including some scarce Mexican War for Independence issues.

A few of the highlights from the over 1100 lots may be seen by watching the embedded video below.


Bidding closes at 5:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, May 29. For more information and bidding details, visit

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