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NCIC: Coins Stolen From Mail, Fraudulent Checks to Coin Dealers

By Doug DavisFounder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ……

Lost/Stolen USPS

The following notes being shipped via USPS have been reported stolen/lost.


The following note was shipped on May 17, 2019 from Pennsylvania to Michigan but was never received by the recipient:

  • Series 1928 Red Seal $2 United States Note SN A 01763343A

New Jersey

The following note was shipped via USPS on Mar 29, 2019, from New Jersey to Pennsylvania but was never received by the recipient:

  • FR 1802 $10 1929 1st NB of Coopersburg, PA CH#9034 AU+ SN 000185

Lost/Stolen FedEx

The following coins being shipped priority via FedEx from Georgia to Massachusetts have been reported stolen/lost. The last known location was Memphis, Tennessee.


  • (1837-42) C. Becthler $5 128g 22c RUTHER. NGC 61 3016984-001
  • 1852-C $1 Gold PCGS MS-64+ CAC 04477816
  • 1873 $10 Gold Pattern J-1343 PF-66* UC NGC 3260336-001
  • 1878 $1 Judd 1551 PR 64RB CAC PCGS 7157225
  • 1914-S half PCGS MS-66 25677218
  • 1908-S Half PCGS MS-66+ CAC 19806541
  • 1909-S Half PCGS MS-67 21555199
  • 1880 $3 Gold MS-65 PCGS 36062451
  • 1873 Trade $1 Pattern Judd 1293 PF-66 NGC 2034618-109

Fraudulent Check Orders

A coin company in California has been receiving fraudulent check orders for under $1,000 from the Santa Cruz, California area. Several of the checks were returned from the bank as being fraudulent and, in some cases, the suspect used the same phone number and same address.

Addresses used:

  • 632 Water St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • 630 Water St., Santa Cruz, CA
  • 406 Main St, Watsonville, CA
  • 308 East Virginia Terrace, Santa Paula, CA

Email addresses used:

  • slowadventure[at]yahoo.com
  • redcaponetreasres265[at]gmail.com
  • flemingalan24[at]yahoo.com
  • jmstock1993[at]gmail.com
  • boltonamy1[at]gmail.com

Phone numbers used:

  • 831-350-3715
  • 831-239-8982

Stolen USPS

A priority package being shipped from Ohio to California was broken into and contents removed.

Stolen Coin:

  • 1893S UNC Details Improperly Cleaned NGC 4183643-001

Fayetteville, GA Police Request Assistance

The Fayetteville PD Uniform Patrol Division made an arrest involving theft during the early morning hours of May 31, 2019. The suspect was identified as Anthony Nolen. During the theft, investigation narcotics were located in the vehicle in which Nolen was driving. In addition to the narcotics, officers located gallon sized ziplock bags containing numerous amounts of gold coins, bars, and jars containing what appears to be gold dust, necklaces, and watches. Officers confiscated the items for safekeeping and all property is being held at the Fayetteville PD.

Allegedly stolen gold and gold coins, image courtesy Numismatic Crime information Center (NCIC) and Doug Davis

Investigators are attempting to locate any jurisdictions with possible burglaries or thefts of gold and gold related items.

Anyone with information please contact Sergeant Shawn Albea, Criminal Investigation Division, City of Fayetteville Police Department, at 760 Jimmie Mayfield Boulevard, Fayetteville, Georgia 30215. Phone: (770)-719-4218.

Also, please contact the Numismatic Crime Information Center’s Doug Davis if you have any questions or information about any of the cases above. You can reach him at (817) 723-7231, or email him at [email protected].

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The Numismatic Crime Information Center is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation. P.O. Box 14080 Arlington, Texas 76094.

Numismatic Crime Information Center
Numismatic Crime Information Centerhttp://www.numismaticcrimes.org/
The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation whose mission is to serve as a national and international resource for collectors, dealers, and law enforcement in the education, prevention, and investigation of crimes involving coins, paper money, tokens, medals, and related numismatic items. NCIC disseminates current crime-related issues to the numismatic industry and provides local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies with the fundamental investigative techniques, knowledge, and understanding to respond effectively to the complex challenges encountered during a crime. Please contact the Numismatic Crime Information Center's Doug Davis if you have questions or information concerning open cases. You can reach him at (817) 723-7231, or email him at [email protected].

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