Saturday, September 5, 2015

9/5/15 Report - Colonial Numismatic Presentations With Sedwick Auction. Sacred Heart Reales. Tropical Depression Seven.

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Sedwick Coins Treasure Auction 18 Coming In October
The Potosi mint produced some oddly shaped cobs.  Some appear to represent the Sacred Heart.  The exact purpose or use is unknown, but some think they were used by church officials.

Many were "holed," and I've read they were sometimes sewn into clothing.

Here is a link to a Sedwick report on the heart shaped cobs

There are other events associated with the auction that you might want to attend.  Here is a schedule of events.

LOT VIEWING: OCT 28 10:00-6:30 = Evergreen Room.

Ricardo De León Tallavas (Evolution of Mexican Numismatics)
12:45-1:30 PM EST - Buena Vista Ballroom
Jorge Proctor (Mexican Assayers under Philip V)
2:00-3:00 PM EST - Buena Vista Ballroom
Glenn Stephen Murray Fantom (Colonial Mintage Statistics for Lima and Potosí:
Historical Context and Analysis) 
3:30-4:30 PM EST - Buena Vista Ballroom
Herman Blanton (Mysteries of Colombian Cobs)
4:45-5:30 PM EST - Buena Vista Ballroom
Luis Roberto Ponte (Venezuelan Numismatics) 
6:00-7:00 PM EST - Buena Vista Ballroom       

Pre-Auction Dinner 7:30 PM EST 

- October 29, Floor & Internet Auction 10AM->
- October 30, Numismatic Forum and Breakfast. Moderator: Jorge Ortiz Murias.

These events will be at the Doubletree by Hilton at Lake Buena Vista in Orlando.


Very Soft Sand Treasure Coast Beach This Morning.
You can see where the last high tide stopped.

I visited four beaches this morning before finally finding one I thought was worth detecting.  At that last beach I found a good number of coins in a small area and slightly more sinkers.  I think it was something like 60 per cent sinkers to 40 percent coins.  All fairly new coins.  I've found old stuff at that location before, but the conditions were so poor I was lucky to find as many coins as I did.  I'll be happy when we get cooler weather.  I was soaked with sweat from digging all those deep coins - and sinkers.

Even at low tide, the sand seems to extend out another twenty or so yards into the water before dropping off.  That is a lot of sand that needs to be moved.  Hopefully some day it will get moved.

Fred is still out there but not coming this way.  Tropical depression seven might come this way though.  It is still way over by Africa at this point.

We're going to have a flat surf through Labor Day.

Happy Hunting,