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NCIC: Counterfeit Carson City Dollars, California Vehicle Burglaries

Numismatic Crime - San Mateo PCGS Coin Theft
Two of the PCGS-graded coins stolen from car in San Mateo.

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


The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) has received two reports involving the sale of Carson City dollars to a subject identified as Jacob Zulch out of Gratiot, Michigan and Port Huron, Michigan. The subject returned the coins, but the ones he returned were counterfeit.

NCIC is looking for additional dealers or eBay sellers who have done business with Zulch.

San Mateo Vehicle Burglary

Investigators with the San Mateo, California police department are investigating a vehicle burglary that occurred on August 19, 2019.

A witness observed a male subject break the back windshield of a vehicle and remove a backpack which contained coins, cash, checkbook, computer, and cell phone.

The following coins were stolen:

( ALL PCGS Graded )

  • Stone Mountain P-19695953 MS 66
  • New Rochelle P-25542235 MS67+
  • Bridgeport P-25385569 MS67
  • Elgin P-25368360 MS67
  • Antietam P15741705 MS66
  • Bay Bridge P50256542 MS67+
  • Spanish Trail P37466261 MS 67+
  • Buffalo Nickel P37650934 PF 67+ 1936
  • 2 /12 Gold P50024458 PF 66DCAM 1893

Anyone with information please contact Detective Ryan Alba, San Mateo Police Deptartment, at (650) 522-7710 x 5195, Case #190819024.

Van Nuys Vehicle Burglary

Dealer Mark Ostromecki, owner of The Coin & Stamp Connection, was the victim of a vehicle burglary after the Van Nuys Coin Show on 8/18/19. The victim stopped in a residential area to meet a friend and while inside the residence for approximately 45 minutes his vehicle was burglarized. The victim states that he may have been followed from the show.

A partial listing of stolen coins:

  • Approximately 375 certified coins
  • 220 fresh slabbed coins from PCGS with sequential numbers 37136240-253,
  • 37136980-999,37137091-37137110, 37137224-37137243, 37137270-37137289,
  • 37137485-37137504,37141229-37141248,37165181-37161600,37841425-37841444,37845213-37845238 (Type coins thru Dollars)
  • 1811 cent PCGS unc details (low pop)
  • 1829 10cent PCGS XF40
  • 1940-D 10cent PCGS MS67 FSB
  • 1821 Bust Quarter PCGS VF30 (low pop)
  • 1909 VDB PCGS MS66 RB
  • 1860 Victoria Medal Large Silver Allen (India East Indian Railway Rajmahal)
  • Roll 26-S dimes G-XF
  • 30-31-D dimes
  • Approx. 200 Walking Liberty halves (raw)
  • 2 double row boxes coins

Most coins were tagged with pink/red, yellow, orange or green Avery color-coded labels.

Please contact the Numismatic Crime Information Center’s Doug Davis if you have 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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