Treasure

Metal Detectorist Finds Treasure Hoard of 8,000 Ancient Roman Coins

Metal Detectorist Finds Treasure Hoard of 8,000 Ancient Roman Coins

By Shaquille Brissett for Gainesville Coins …. Another roman Coin Hoard found with metal detector There are times when persistence pays off in a big way. This turned out to be exceedingly true for one treasure hunter from Altrincham, a small British market town in Greater Manchester. It was January of 2015, and Cheshire, a […]

Treasure News – 1804 Shipwreck Bullion Goes on Display

Treasure News – 1804 Shipwreck Bullion Goes on Display

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   More than two centuries after the Spanish warship Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes (roughly, “Our Lady of Mercy”) was sunk off the coast of Portugal before reaching the Spanish port city of Cádiz, the massive haul of gold and silver bullion that was onboard is finally back […]

CoinWeek News Wire for July 15, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for July 15, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for July 15, 2016 Brain Food 1.) “Metal Detectives” dig up treasure Metal “detective” Richard Nalli said it’s not knowing what you’ll find that makes the past time so much fun. “Metal detecting is going on an adventure. Every time that machine beeps your heart skips a beat. […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for July 10, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for July 10, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for July 10, 2016 Brain Food 1.) From cotton to cash: how to (actually) make a euro Reinhold Gerstetter is responsible for the design of the euro banknotes. Fans of the old Deutsche Mark may recognize his work – he drew the faces on their last edition, before […]

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Gainesville Coins: Crime Doesn’t Pay for Treasure Finder

Gainesville Coins: Crime Doesn’t Pay for Treasure Finder

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Treasure hunting is a fantastic hobby and pastime. It not only can pay off handsomely for a determined metal detectorist, but it’s a great way to bring history and cultural heritage closer to the present-day. However, not everybody hunting for buried treasure chooses to play by the […]

CoinWeek News Wire for June 24, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for June 24, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 24, 2016 The Brexit 1.) EU referendum explained: Brexit for non-Brits 2.) After Brexit, Europe faces an existential crisis Britain’s decision to quit the EU is a seismic moment for Europe because it points to the inescapable reality that a new national politics – whose angry […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick’s The Cob Report – A Perfect Pair of Potential Numismatists

Daniel Frank Sedwick’s The Cob Report – A Perfect Pair of Potential Numismatists

By Cori Sedwick Downing – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC ……   With our Sedwick Treasure, World & U.S. Coin Auction #19 done and dusted [Follow link to see prices realized. —CoinWeek], we look ahead to our next auction in November. Save the dates: November 11-12, 2016. This is our live floor auction and we invite […]

Gainesville Coins: UK Treasure Finder Awaits Big Pay Day

Gainesville Coins: UK Treasure Finder Awaits Big Pay Day

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   One of the most astounding treasure finds in Britain’s rich history of such discoveries is finally close to being finalized–meaning the funds are ready to be split evenly between the treasure finder and the owner of the land where it was found, as required by the country’s […]

CoinWeek News Wire for June 10, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for June 10, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 10, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Found a rare coin? Beware, it could be a fake At a metal-detecting rally in 2009 near Linwood, a metal detectorist unearthed a small silver coin which on first glance looked like a half crown of William III (1697-1702). On closer […]

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Treasure Shipwreck Found Off Namibia

Treasure Shipwreck Found Off Namibia

By Shaquille Brissett for Gainesville Coins ……   It was almost 500 years ago when The Bom Jesus, a Portuguese sailing ship, inexplicably vanished while en route to India. The vessel was carrying an immense treasure that has eluded even the most ardent and focused treasure hunters. A recent discovery in the Namibia desert, however, […]

Big Sale of Ancient Roman Coin Hoard

Big Sale of Ancient Roman Coin Hoard

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Sometimes, there’s no way to know how valuable something is until it goes on sale at auction. Last week, when novice treasure hunter George Hughes of South Petherton, England finally watched his hoard of ancient Roman coins hit the auction block, he found the results absolutely “shocking.” […]

Finding Gold Treasure in Europe

Finding Gold Treasure in Europe

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Considering it has been the cultural and political center of the Western world for centuries, Europe is home to quite a bit of historic treasure. With all of the history of wars and wealth changing hands that the continent has seen in its time, there is still […]

Coins, Artifacts from Ancient Roman Shipwreck Found off Israeli Coast

Coins, Artifacts from Ancient Roman Shipwreck Found off Israeli Coast

Biggest find in Israeli territorial waters in the last 30 years By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   The Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA), with the support of the Rothschild Caesarea Foundation, has been very active in the ancient port city of Caesarea in recent years. Early in 2015, the IAA recovered the largest trove of […]

Daniel Frank Sedwick’s The Cob Report – The SS Central America: 160 Years of Woe

Daniel Frank Sedwick’s The Cob Report – The SS Central America: 160 Years of Woe

By Cori Sedwick Downing – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC ……   Lot 239, Sedwick Treasure Auction #19 Rarely does one random event lead to so much mayhem as the wreck of SS Central America when it sank in a hurricane in 1857. It reminds me of something that Eppie Lederer (aka Ann Landers) once said […]

National Treasure – Was Colonial Treasure Buried in Philly?

National Treasure – Was Colonial Treasure Buried in Philly?

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……….   Amid the many historical sites and abundance of artifacts from the American Revolution to be found in the heart of Philly, you may also find a stash of Spanish gold and silver coins somewhere. A mysterious letter that dates to 300 years ago may hold clues to […]

Sedwick’s Treasure, World, and U.S. Coin Auction 19 Now Online

Sedwick’s Treasure, World, and U.S. Coin Auction 19 Now Online

Live on the Internet, Wednesday-Thursday, May 18-19, 2016 Our Treasure, World & U.S. Coin Auction #19 is now available for viewing and bidding Online! With more lots than in any of our past five auctions, this sale promises to be a big one, appealing to collectors and dealers alike. All of our usual specialties (shipwreck […]

Treasure Coin News – Oldest European Shipwreck Discovered

Treasure Coin News – Oldest European Shipwreck Discovered

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……….   The oldest shipwreck that dates back to Europe’s “Age of Exploration,” which traces its origins to the 15th century, has been discovered in waters off the coast of Oman, a country situated in the southeast portion of the Arabian Peninsula. A wealth of fantastic artifacts have been […]

Gold Treasure Myth Captivates Paraguay

Gold Treasure Myth Captivates Paraguay

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……….   Modern myths don’t die easy in Paraguay, particularly when they deal with gold bullion and buried treasure. The legend of the hidden treasure dates to the War of the Triple Alliance–often known simply as the Paraguayan War or the “Great War” to locals–fought from 1864 to 1870 […]

The Cob Report – Sedwick Treasure, World, and U.S. Coin Auction #19 Highlights

The Cob Report – Sedwick Treasure, World, and U.S. Coin Auction #19 Highlights

By Cori Sedwick Downing – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC ……   We’re busy getting ready for our next auction May 18-19, which is quite a production! First we collect consignments, then we assign lot numbers to each auction lot, and then we photograph everything. While that’s going on, Dan writes a detailed description about each […]

Treasure Coin News – Shipwreck of Vasco da Gama’s Esmeralda Discovered

Treasure Coin News – Shipwreck of Vasco da Gama’s Esmeralda Discovered

Portuguese ship wrecked on a remote island in the Sultanate of Oman is the earliest ship of discovery to be found and scientifically investigated by archaeologists By Blue Water Recoveries Ltd ……   Oman’s Ministry of Heritage & Culture (MHC), in cooperation with Blue Water Recoveries Ltd (BWR) of West Sussex, UK, announce the discovery […]

By March 30, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Treasure Coins – The “First Dollar” of the New World

Treasure Coins – The “First Dollar” of the New World

Mexico City, Mexico, 8 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer R (Rincón), extremely important “first dollar of the New World,” three known, NGC XF 45 By Daniel Frank Sedwick – www.sedwickcoins.com……..   This coin is the very root of the concept of the American dollar. Minted in 1538, under the joint Spanish reign of Charles I […]

Odyssey Marine $21 Mil. Deal Retires Debt, Retains Interest in Future Shipwreck Projects

Odyssey Marine $21 Mil. Deal Retires Debt, Retains Interest in Future Shipwreck Projects

By Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc….   Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMEX) has sold certain intangible and tangible assets primarily related to its shipwreck business for $21 million. As part of the deal Odyssey will retain a 21.25% interest in the future net proceeds from shipwreck projects and an exclusive contract to provide shipwreck search and […]

By December 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Millions of Ancient Chinese Copper Coins Discovered

Millions of Ancient Chinese Copper Coins Discovered

Researchers sift through huge piles of the copper coins. Source: ecns.cn By Everett Millman for Gainesvillecoins.com….   Most of the time when we hear about a large discovery of long-forgotten coins, they are found in Europe or the Middle East (with their thousands of years of history using coins), or even along the east coast […]

World Coin Profile – 1704 Cob 8 Reales Heart (Corazon) Potosi, Bolivia

World Coin Profile – 1704 Cob 8 Reales Heart (Corazon) Potosi, Bolivia

Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Heart, 1704Y Unholed and arguably finest known, very rare, ex-Pena, Craig, Karon. S-P43a; KM-unl.; CT-848. 27.00 grams. Seldom do we encounter a cob so astoundingly lovely and rare that it takes us days to come up with a proper description: This is just such a coin. To start with, one […]

Daniel Frank Sedwick’s Treasure, World & U.S. Coin Auction to be held October 29

Daniel Frank Sedwick’s Treasure, World & U.S. Coin Auction to be held October 29

Daniel Frank Sedwick’s third “LIVE FLOOR” world coin and treasure auction in Orlando Florida  on October 29th will go down in history as the “Hearts and Royals” auction. Never before have so many Hearts (14) and Royals (46) been offered at the same time. Hearts and Royals are very special silver cob coins from Potosí, Bolivia–made […]

1715 Fleet Anniversary – Sedwick’s Treasure & World Coin Auction #18

1715 Fleet Anniversary – Sedwick’s Treasure & World Coin Auction #18

Our third live floor auction (Treasure, World and U.S. Coin Auction #18) will take place on October 29, 2015 at the DoubleTree Suites Hotel at Lake Buena Vista, just minutes from Walt Disney World. We invite you to attend and take part in the outstanding opportunities this event offers, whether as a consignor or a […]

Divers Discover $4.5 Mil More 1715 Fleet Gold off Florida Coast

Divers Discover $4.5 Mil More 1715 Fleet Gold off Florida Coast

By CoinWeek News Staff….   It’s been one heck of a treasure hunting season for Brent Brisben. On Wednesday, August 19, Brisben–owner and operator (along with his father, William O. “Bill” Brisben) of 1715 Fleet – Queens Jewels, LLC–announced the discovery on July 30 of 350 gold coins worth almost US $4.5 million off the […]

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Rex Stocker – Treasure Hunter

Rex Stocker – Treasure Hunter

Rex Stocker, Treasure Hunter Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. Imagine finding gold treasure on a beach as a young man. This happened to Rex Stocker whose life was changed forever when he found a gold dragon whistle and chain. He became a member in the Real Eight Company and is still involved in the treasure world. […]

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Comments About 1715 Fleet Conference Symposium. VIDEO: 2:56.

Comments About 1715 Fleet Conference Symposium. VIDEO: 2:56.

With Richard Beleson, David Crooks, John Putrow, Linda Ullian Schmid, and Gay Withers. Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…… More then 100 people attended the banquet for the 300th Anniversary of the wreck of the Spanish Plate Fleet. People talked about why they came to the banquet. Copyright © CoinWeek July 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line […]

By August 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Shipwreck Treasure – Florida Marine Salvage Officer Talks About Treasure. VIDEO: 2:27

Shipwreck Treasure – Florida Marine Salvage Officer Talks About Treasure. VIDEO: 2:27

William Diaz, Former Florida Agent Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…… The state of Florida has a vested interest in all shipwreck treasure within its territorial waters. A former agent talks about the early days of treasure exploration starting in 1967. Copyright © CoinWeek July 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print […]

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