On Friday January 6, 2017, during the FUN Show, the hotel room of a collector was burglarized, resulting in the loss of 19 coins, mostly US Bust Half-Dollars. An itemized list appears below. The total value exceeds $40,000 USD.
Fort Lauderdale police and Doug Davis of the Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) are investigating the crime. Should you have any information regarding the crime or the stolen items, please contact Davis at (817) 723-7231 or [email protected].
The victim is a member of the Bust Half Nut Club (BHNC). Through the efforts of BHNC secretary Steve Herrman and PNG dealers Sheridan Downey and David Kahn, a reward fund has been assembled, currently totaling more than $16,000. The reward, administered by BHNC, is offered to any person that provides information leading to recovery of the stolen coins. Questions regarding the reward may be directed to Steve Herrman at [email protected].
Collectors and dealers are urged to print a copy of the list of stolen coins and to keep an eye out for the items while examining Internet coin auctions, attending coin shows or visiting coin shops.
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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. For further information contact Doug Davis at (817) 723-7231 or NCIC P.O. Box 14080 Arlington, Texas 76094 or on-line at numismaticcrimes.org.