Sedwick Subasta 24

Las subastas de Daniel Sedwick son específicas de naufragios, con sus correspondientes interesantes historias  https://www.sedwickcoins.com/shipwreck_histories.htm  Estas historias suelen estar incluídas en las primeras páginas de sus catálogos   https://www.sedwickcoins.com/archive.htm

Pero a lo que íbamos…Siempre es interesante repasar anteriores subastas para suponer por donde “van a ir los tiros”. He seleccionado algunos lotes, más o menos a voleo

https://www.sixbid.com/browse.html?auction=5336&page=3

Session II, Lot 272

Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida
Lot of three Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer D (where visible), Grade 3, with HRC replacement certificates.
Lot of three Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer D (where visible), Grade 3, with HRC replacement certificates. 23.28, 17.91 and 13.65 grams. Generally good shields and crosses despite varying degrees of edge-loss from corrosion. With Fisher tags and HRC replacement certificates #159688, 159683 and 207280. Recovered from: Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida

Estimate: 600 USD   |   Starting price: 480 USD

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Session II, Lot 410

Capitana, sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador
Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1650O, with THREE crowned countermarks (two T’s on shield, one script-P on cross), extremely rare.
Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1650O, with THREE crowned countermarks (two T’s on shield, one script-P on cross), extremely rare. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-509. 18.49 grams. Two impressively clear T countermarks (one 100% full) on a well-detailed shield with full P-O and 😯 to sides, also full but doubled date on other side (variety with dots between digits) that features a nearly full script-P countermark, the whole coin thin from corrosion and with edge-split but nicely toned. Recovered from: Capitana, sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador

Estimate: 350 USD   |   Starting price: 350 USD

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Session II, Lot 573

Spanish 1733 Fleet, Florida Keys
Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1733F, ex-Coffins Patch.
Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1733F, ex-Coffins Patch. KM-103; CT-775. 26.42 grams. Really beautiful for a shipwreck coin, with bold full AU details enhanced by contrasting toning on fields and the barest trace of surface corrosion all over, great combination of attractive design and strike and preservation. From the “Coffins Patch” site, with certificate from the salvager, pedigreed to our Auction #6, with original lot-tag #492. Recovered from: Spanish 1733 Fleet, Florida Keys

Estimate: 1’000 USD   |   Starting price: 800 USD

Session II, Lot 592

Reijgersdaal, sunk in 1747 off South Africa
Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1742MF.
Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1742MF. KM-103; CT-793. 26.66 grams. Lovely UNC details enhanced by beautifully toned fields, faint trace of corrosion near pillars-side rim only. Pedigreed to our Auction #6, with original lot-tag #559. Recovered from: Reijgersdaal, sunk in 1747 off South Africa

Estimate: 300 USD   |   Starting price: 240 USD

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Session II, Lot 619

Cazador, sunk in 1784 off New Orleans
Large clump of 73(+/-) Spanish colonial bust 8 reales of Charles III (one loose).
Large clump of 73(+/-) Spanish colonial bust 8 reales of Charles III (one loose). 1820 grams total; roughly 4″ x 3-1/2″ x 3″. Massive conglomeration of several short stacks of coins at all angles, totally uncleaned and with predominant colors of green, gray, tan and white, including a few small oyster shells and worms, a very natural, attractive and impressive display. Big clumps like this are rarely encountered due to the irresistible urge to take such things apart to look for rarities! Recovered from: Cazador, sunk in 1784 off New Orleans

Estimate: 5’000 USD   |   Starting price: 5’000 USD

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Session IV, Lot 1266

Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia (French or British), 6 livres 15 sous, “S.Lucie” incuse countermark (1813) on obverse of parallel-cut Spanish colonial bust 8 reales dated 1799, NGC VF details / scratches (tag only).
Saint Lucia (French or British), 6 livres 15 sous, “S.Lucie” incuse countermark (1813) on obverse of parallel-cut Spanish colonial bust 8 reales dated 1799, NGC VF details / scratches (tag only). KM-10.2; Pridmore-9. 15.34 grams. Beginning on Jan. 20, 1813, cut 8 reales were authorized for circulation as money on the island. The act specified that the cut pieces must be cut vertically along the pillars, leaving the shield in center intact. Such cut coinage circulated until Aug. 1, 1851, when the majority of issued pieces was redeemed. Countermark is a deeply impressed XF with host coin VF, edge bump at lower right, some old scratches on reverse now toned over. NGC #2801284-007 (tag only)

Estimate: 700 USD   |   Starting price: 550 USD

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Session VII, Lot 1896

Sabina, sunk in 1842 off South Africa
Lot of ten Spanish colonial bust 8 reales, various mints and periods.
Lot of ten Spanish colonial bust 8 reales, various mints and periods. 204.53 grams total. Nice mix of dates and mints including a Santiago, Chile, 1816FJ and two Durango-minted War for Independence issues. All corroded and polished but with visible dates and mintmarks, some with assayers visible. With generic certificates from the salvagers. Recovered from: Sabina, sunk in 1842 off South Africa

Estimate: 300 USD   |   Starting price: 240 USD

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Agosto canicular 8 reales I

Sigo en solaz receso , valga la redundancia, por lo que tampoco voy a contaros / dar detalles sobre mi no del todo ociosa existencia, más que nada por su falta de interés / trascendencia. Espero seguir así hasta mediados de septiembre.

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De mis lecturas, viajes, audiciones y experiencias varias, todas relativamente alejadas de mi afición por las moneditas, valgan los post scriptums (P.S.)

https://www.sixbid.com/browse.html?auction=5038&category=152166&lot=4191843

En agosto no hay muchas subastas, ninguna en España, por lo que de un vistazo rápido por USA, Australia, Japón, UK y Austria, destaco alguna pieza.

https://www.greatcollections.com/Coin/610288/Mexico-1783-Mo-FF-Silver-8-Reales-Shipwreck-El-Cazador-NGC-Genuine

Siempre me han llamado la atención las monedas procedentes de pecios, por su historia añadida

https://www.sixbid.com/browse.html?auction=5091&category=157632&lot=4243619

Desde Japón

https://www.sixbid.com/browse.html?auction=5071&category=156199

En Heritage siempre hay cosas interesantes…muuuyyyyyyy interesaaaantesssss

https://www.sixbid.com/browse.html?auction=5071&category=156199&lot=4215821

Estimate: 10’000 USD   |   Starting price: 5’000 USD

Charles III Pillar 8 Reales 1768 So-A VF Details (Chopmarked) NGC, Santiago mint, KM18, Eliz-15, WR-2. Obv. Crowned arms divide assayer and denomination. Rev. Crowned globes between crowned pillars. The strike is a bit soft above the date and on the corresponding area on the obverse. The surfaces are a bit rough, with 2-3 small chopmarks on both the obverse and reverse. An extremely rare issue, with the XF45 Millennia Collection example (sold by Ira & Larry Goldberg in 2008 at $39,000) possibly the only piece sold at auction in the last 20 years. Previous to that, in the Ponterio Amat Collection Sale of March 1991, a VF/XF realized $27,500. The first with have offered and one of the few pieces extant.HID05401242017

https://www.sixbid.com/browse.html?auction=5071&category=156206&lot=4215835

Estimate: 50’000 USD   |   Starting price: 25’000 USD

Danish Asiatic Company. Christian VII Trade Piastre 1777 AU55 NGC, Kongsberg mint, KM639.2, Dav-412, Salvesen-52. An extraordinary offering that features the crowned arms of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden across the obverse. The reverse presents the crowned, globe-shaped arms of Denmark and Norway between two pillars with the island names of ISLAN, GRÖNLAN, and FERÖ below. Thick, cobalt-dove patina covers the entirety of the planchet, with cordovan coloring at the legends and original luster that gleams from the expanses. The strike has been rendered with authority and any effects of handling remain well concealed beneath the darkened patination. Struck for trade in the Orient, the design of this historically important “Greenland Dollar” was inspired by the Spanish colonial pillar 8 Reales, and was issued in the year that the Danish Asiatic Company ceded Asian trade rights to the Danish crown. A scarce offering in total, with Salvesen reporting a mintage figure of 21 known pieces, 12 of which are in museums. Ex. Millennia CollectionHID05401242017

https://www.sixbid.com/browse.html?auction=5071&category=156242&lot=4216045

Estimate: 500’000 USD   |   Starting price: 250’000 USD

Charles and Johanna “Early Series” Rincón 8 Reales ND (c. 1538) •M•-•M• AU50 NGC, Mexico City mint, 36.5mm, 27.13g, KM-Unl., Calico-68, Nesmith-Unl. hISP[]ИIE : [ornament?] : [ornament?] : ET : IИDIARRVM : RE [truncated S?]:, a pair of crown-topped pillars (representing the Pillars of Hercules), rhomboidal banner in between with the word PLVS, one pellet above, one in either corner; R below (for Francisco del Rincón), cross above (value marker), all with inner beaded border / AKROLVVS (V double struck) : [ornament?] : ET : IOhAИA : D, crowned shield with turrets in first and fourth quadrants (representing Castile), and lions in the second and third (representing Leon), pomegranate at bottom (representing Granada); •M• (mintmark, stacked) on either side, all within inner beaded border. Perfectly centered and well-struck for the type. Wonderful slate gray surfaces that continue to emit rays of gorgeous mint luster. Once considered to be a purely conjectural piece, this earliest of crown-sized coins struck in the New World–just two years after the establishment of the mint (later Mexico City) by royal charter in 1536–represents a minuscule group of just 3 known pieces recovered from the shipwreck of the “Golden Fleece” (sunk c. 1550) in 1990, and sold at public auction in 2004, 2006, and 2014 respectively. First suggested by the testimony of Francisco Tello de Sandoval after an investigation of the mint in 1545 (though legislation for the minting of such pieces had been issued on November 18, 1537), the present offering displays all of the tell-tale signs concordant with this and other 16th-century accounts while hardly evincing a trace of saltwater damage: – The legends, crudely blundered in numerous places and often showing double-striking, frequently contain breaks, in keeping with nearly ubiquitous contemporary statements that such pieces were “very difficult” to mint. – There is, in general, very little wear on the flan, with the coin maintaining nearly its full weight, confirming Juan Gutierrez’s statement that they “were not circulating”. – It carries the initial of the mint’s first assayer, Francisco del Rincón, who served his two-year term of office between 1536 and 1538. Aside from the unabashed illiteracy of the legends (a sign that these early pieces were produced by native, New World mint workers), the present offering bears several other key clues to its early production, including the older, Gothic style of numerous letters in the legends, most particularly the M mintmarks on either side of the crowned royal shield of Spain, while the remainder of the orthography conforms to “new” Latin lettering. From a more world-historical perspective, while this initial experiment aimed at a colonial crown-sized silver coinage initially failed, such experimentation conformed with and reflected Spain’s newfound wealth and domineering aspirations at the dawn of the sixteenth-century. Perhaps planned as the potential backbone of a nascent colonial empire, this issue proudly asserts Spain’s central position in the world political order, conveying via the motto between the Pillars of Hercules–the old border of the known world–PLVS (“beyond”, in direct defiance of the ancient motto Ne Plus Ultra, nothing further beyond) that the new superpower was no longer to sit idly on the edge of global affairs. While earlier offerings of this type were somewhat hampered by confusion over the quantity of pieces recovered, which we now know to be only three, typically achieving $350,000 to $450,000, the sale of a third (but inferior) piece in 2014 for $587,500 demonstrated the untapped potential of this exquisite issue. With the current piece far outranking the 2014 specimen in terms both of execution and preservation, we expect this truly magisterial piece to soar to ever greater heights, and it is sure to ignite the fiercest of bidding amongst potential buyers. Ex. Heritage New York Signature Auction #397, January 2006, Lot 14177 Selection from the Isaac Rudman Numismatic CabinetHID05401242017

De menos, 5.000 a más, 500.000 dólares…y aquí lo voy a dejar por hoy, que siento cierto mareo 😉 Continuará…

Si queréis, podéis preguntaros si habéis visto alguna de estas, aunque no sólo, monedas en alguna otra subasta reciente española, precio de adjudicación, procedencia…¿Por qué aparecen en agosto estos monedones? ¿Quién está “deshaciendo posiciones”? ¿?

P.S.

P.S.2      http://www.coinsweekly.com/en/Numismatic-Whos-Who/42

2 € euros conmemorativos España 2018

Día 7 de febrero; Banco de España en Madrid

¡Im-presionante! Eran algo menos de las 9 de la fresquita mañana y parece que había expectación por las nuevas monedas conmemorativas de 2 euros; una bonita cola de casi dos (2) horas

Una vez dentro del Banco, con tarjeta de visitante y reconfortado con el calorcito, la cola sigue (40 minutos)

Un (1) rollo de cada conmemorativa, para que todos pudiésemos tenerlas 🙂

8 reales subasta Cayón Febrero

Aquí el catálogo en pdf:  http://www.quickpx.com/auctions/cayon/cayon2/CayonFeb17.pdf

Y aquí en sixbid:   https://www.sixbid.com/browse.html?auction=3249

Bonitos redondos, variados duros de Fernando VII, segovianos, macuquinos raros de Cuenca…Variedad y exclusividad. Aquí os dejo alguno, sin valorar nada más del conjunto, como si de un museo se tratase.

https://www.sixbid.com/browse.html?auction=3249&category=66701&lot=2715679

https://www.sixbid.com/browse.html?auction=3249&category=66701&lot=2715680

https://www.sixbid.com/browse.html?auction=3249&category=66700&lot=2715558

https://www.sixbid.com/browse.html?auction=3249&category=66700&lot=2715561

Y como siempre, ¡tened cuidado ahí fuera con las falsas…que haberlas, “haylas”!

ps Hecho de menos todos los cantos y algunos pesos, sobretodo en monedas caras…¿razón para la omisión? Pensemos ¿mal?, jeje… 😉

psII  Algunas de las monedas de esta subasta me suenan de otras no muy alejadas en el tiempo, aunque no se cita procedencia en la mayoría de los casos…