Every day more and more collectors and dealers become victims of numismatic crime. Recently a collector was the victim of a theft that resulted in the loss of a currency collection valued at over $40,000. After reporting the offense to local law enforcement officials the victim contacted the Numismatic Crime Information Center. NCIC reached out to the agency to offer assistance and then immediately sent out an alert to the more than 6,000 NCIC network members.
During the next several months NCIC assisted in coordinating the investigative strategies between the victim, law enforcement and several dealers. The investigation resulted in the recovery of 90 percent of the victim’s collection.
Numismatic Crimes are complex and challenging to law enforcement and in most cases devastating to victims. However, the educational and investigative resources provided free to law enforcement, dealers and collector’s is having an impact in combating numismatic crime.
In 2018 we will be launching a new website, adding additional investigative resources, enlarging our email crime alert network and continuing the presentation of accredited “Numismatic Crime Investigations” training to law enforcement across the country. To accomplish these strategic initiatives we need your financial support. A tax deductible donation can be sent to P.O. Box 14080 Arlington, Texas 76094 or at Numismaticcrimes.org.
As a member of the numismatic community your experience, knowledge and involvement is critical to our continued success. With your help we can make a difference.
Thank You and have a Happy and Safe Holiday Season!!!
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The Numismatic Crime Information Center is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation. P.O. Box 14080 Arlington, Texas 76094.