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Numismatic Crime – Help Identify Suspects in Gold Coin Theft

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

Suspects in Theft of Gold Kruerrands

Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) - Fort Oglethorpe, GA coin theft suspects

The two females pictured above are responsible for the theft of gold coins from a shop in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. The suspects entered the store and wanted to buy gold one-ounce Kruggerands for a wedding. The suspects asked for a box and wrapping material. The suspects also wanted to add to the order and assist in wrapping up the coins as a means of distraction. When it came time to pay they were a thousand dollars short and said they had the rest in the car. They left a $200 deposit to hold the coins while they went out to the car. After a short time, they never returned. The suspects somehow pocketed the coins during the transaction.

Certified Coin Theft in Mail

A package being shipped from Fresno, California to Palos Verde, CA has been reported lost/stolen. The package was last scanned at the Fresno, CA facility but no further movement.

The package contained the following:

  • 1- 2006-W $10 Burnished Platinum Eagle PCGS MS70 (W missing on the label; PCGS Certification Number 821116.70/24252787)
  • 1- 2006-W $25 Burnished Platinum Eagle PCGS SP70 (PCGS Certification Number 21126.70/44156997)
  • 1- 2007-W $50 Burnished Platinum Eagle PCGS MS70 (PCGS Certification Number 150437.70/11916817)
  • 2- 2007-W 4 Coin $10, $25,$50,$100 Burnished Platinum Eagle NGC MS 70 Early Releases Set (NGC Certification Numbers: 3108167-001 1950801-073; 3108167-002 1950801-076; 3108167-003 1950801-074; 3108167-004 1950801-075)
  • 1- 2008-W $10 Burnished Gold Eagle PCGS SP70 (PCGS Certification Number 393064.70/1525822)

Stolen in Transit – USPS

A USPS Priority mail package being shipped from New York to Woodland Hills, CA arrived with the contents missing.

Description of Property Stolen (Key Items):

2008-W Four-Coin Set of Gold Burnished American Eagles, Graded by PCGS as SP70 First Strike. The PCGS coin number and coin certification number are:

  • 400038.70/13536578: 2008-W $50 Burnished American Buffalo
  • 399931.70/18045956: 2008-W $25 Burnished American Buffalo
  • 399929.70/12598621: 2008-W $10 Burnished American Buffalo
  • 399927.70/13536353: 2008-W $5 Burnished American Buffalo

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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].

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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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