Treasure and World Coin Auction #10 was a success, and for the first time we hold a new world record price in South American gold coins with the sale of a Brazilian gold monetary ingot for $218,500 (including buyer’s fee). We achieved this through proper research, promotion, and expertise that only a specialist can provide, and we are eager to do it for your special treasures as well. Consign now!
Total prices realized for all the lots was $1.425 million (including buyer's fees). View the complete list of prices realized here: link. Several lots sold for record prices for their types. We could not have accomplished this without our consignors and bidders, to whom we send out a great big THANK YOU!
Top Highlights from Auction #10 are as follows (all prices include 15% buyer's fees):
|Lot #||Item||Price Realized|
|118||Brazil, Serro Frio gold ingot #114, Dom Pedro II, 1832, with original guia, unique & extremely important||$218,500|
|1305||Gold cross studded with 6 high-grade emeralds, intricately engraved back, from the 1715 Fleet||$43,125|
|248||Large silver bar #794, 76 lb 7.07 oz troy, Class Factor 1.0, with special certificate, from the Atocha (1622)||$37,375|
|11||Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1714/3M, very rare, from the 1715 Fleet||$25,876|
|1349||Ornate Spanish bronze cannon with crest of Charles IV and dated 1791||$19,780|
|242||Gold "tumbaga" bar #M-1014, 310 grams, with 5 tax stamps and 6 fineness markings VI||$17,250|
|9||Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1713/2M, from the 1715 Fleet||$16,100|
|7||Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1699R, rare, from the 1715 Fleet||$13,800|
|913||Potosi, Bolivia, cob 2 reales Heart, 1759q, very rare, last known date of Hearts||$12,937|
|1323||Ornate gold ring embedded in large clump of rock, featured on the cover of Flash of Gold||$12,650|
|2||Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, 1714J, from the 1715 Fleet||$10,350|
|3||Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, 1715J, from the 1715 Fleet||$9,200|
|15||Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1750R, from the Luz (1752)||$7,590|
|907||Potosi, Bolivia, cob 2 reales Heart, 1728M, very rare||$7,487|
|4||Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, (171)5J, from the 1715 Fleet||$7,475|
|16||Lima, Peru, cob 4 escudos, 1750R, choice specimen from the Luz (1752)||$7,475|
|517||Large clump of 73(+/-) Spanish colonial bust 8 reales, Charles III, from El Cazador (1784)||$6,900|
Now we're preparing for another successful auction with our Treasure and World Coin Auction #11, scheduled for April 3-5, 2012. We have begun taking consignments already; only two months remain before the consignment deadline of January 15, 2012. Now is the time to contact us about your potential consignments and even long-term plans for selling your collection.
Bidders all over the world are anxious to buy now, and we are attracting many new buyers with every auction. For the upcoming auction we seek shipwreck coins, especially gold cobs (which have done very well lately); gold coins (particularly from Latin America); early and dated cobs from Mexico, Lima and Potosi; rare world silver crowns; and high-end shipwreck artifacts in good condition with proper certification. It almost goes without saying that gold and silver ingots are doing very well in the current market of record melt values, and since we have all the top customers for shipwreck bullion, our auction is by far the best place to sell treasure ingots.
As with any of our auctions, consigning early has significant advantages: more time for us to research and promote your pieces, better exposure at coin shows we attend, and preferential positioning in our catalog if we get more than one consignment of the same item and have to defer duplicates to later auctions.