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Numismatic Crime – Coins Stolen and Lost While Being Shipped

Numismatic Crime Updates - NCIC, Doug Davis

A Report on Recent Numismatic Crime by Doug DavisFounder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ……

Stolen in Transit: UPS – Texas to California

A package being shipped from Texas to Los Angeles, California was picked up by the recipient at a UPS store and found the contents missing.

The package contained eight 1oz Gold PAMP Bars with serial numbers A038037, A038038, A038039, A038040, A038041, A038042, A038045, and A038046.

Lost in Transit: FedEx – Arizona to Florida (RECOVERED)

A FedEx package shipped Priority overnight with signature confirmation from Arizona to Maitland, Florida has been reported lost/stolen. The package was part of a three-package shipment. Two packages were correctly delivered and signed by the recipient. The missing package was marked as delivered but not received at the delivery location and the signature was marked as “electronic signature release on file.” The delivery location checked security cameras and no FedEx delivery was made on that day.

The package contained 260 silver Spanish Colonial bust 8 reales, mostly of Charles III and Charles IV. Most of the coins have surface debris or heavy cleaning, and are held in plastic flips in plastic binder pages with tape around edges.

UPDATE: As of July 28, the misdelivered package has been recovered.

Idaho Coin Shop Burglary

The Ada County Sheriff’s office in Eagle, Idaho, is investigating the early morning burglary of Eagle Coin & Precious Metals that occurred on July 25, 2023. Three suspects entered the building and took random coins and precious metals. Video footage is being reviewed and additional information will be sent out when available.

The following is a partial listing of stolen coins and precious metals:

  • 1904 $2.50 NGC PF 55 1704993-002
  • 1909 D $5 Indian PCGS MS63 47669785
  • 1913S $10 Indian PCGS AU 55 47669788
  • 1858 S $1 Gold NGC XF45 6340312-003
  • 1881 $5 Gold Lib NGC MS61 4296501-002
  • 1899 $2.50 PCGS AU58 47937788
  • Bermuda $30 Triangle Gold Coin NGC PF68 3347656-001
  • 100 oz silver Academy bar
  • 1860 S $3 dollar Gold PCGS F15
  • 1896 $20 Gold raw AU
  • 1902 S $20 Gold raw AU
  • 1905 $10 Gold raw AU
  • 30 various silver rounds
  • 1 tube Austria Philharmonics
  • 1 tube Australian Kangaroo
  • 1904 Proof $2.50 NGC PR65 1704993-002
  • 1929 $10 Friedberg 1801-1 Hailey National Bank Small Brown TY 1 SN D000280A PCGS VF 35 #47651676
  • 1901 Fr.119 $10 Bison Ser # E7450927 PCGS VF 30 #47651674

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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].

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.

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