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