Numismatic Crime with Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ……
Numismatic Crime – Stolen Russian Coins
Numismatic Crime Detectives in Omaha, Nebraska are investigating a theft resulting in the loss of over $30,000 USD in Russian coins.
Below is an image of the police report:
Interstate Coin Show Theft and Arrest
Hagerstown, Maryland police are investigating a theft from a dealer attending the Interstate Coin Club Show in Hagerstown on February 29, 2020. The theft resulted in the loss of coins and jewelry valued at approximately $20,000.
The victim advised that two black males wearing surgical masks requested to see coins and sat at opposite ends of his two 8 ft tables. Shortly after leaving his own tables, the victim realized that a black slabbed box was missing.
Stolen Coins and Jewelry:
- 4- 1/2 cents slabbed NGC
- 3- Large Cents slabbed NGC
- 1- Pine Tree Shilling slabbed NGC AU
- 2.75 carat diamond (round) in gold setting
- 2- diamond rings
- 1- 4 Ducat in bezel with 18kt 24 inch chain
On March 4, 2020 NCIC was contacted by a dealer who advised that a subject was attempting to sell one of the coins on the alert. The alertness and quick actions by the dealer was instrumental in the “ARREST” of a suspect and recovery of all but one coin.
Due to the pending on-going investigation no other details can be released.
Stolen Ancient Coins
The Long Beach, California Police Department is investigating a vehicle burglary resulting in the loss of the following coins:
- Macedonia, Philip II silver tetradrachm, Pella life time issue EF
- Roman Republican silver denarius, Musa series, muse Thalia Choice EF
- Hadrian, silver denarius RIC 178, laureate bust, rev. seated and veiled goddess ch EF
- Trajan silver denarius, RIC 76, laureate bust, rev. dacian captives ch EF
- Antonius Pius bronze sestertius, RIC 717, laureate head, rev victory flying right ch. EF
- Galba bronze sesterius, RIC 456, laureate head right, rev. victory advancing VF
- Byzantine gold solidus, Leo I RIC 605, mint condition
- Byzantine bronze follis, Anastius, very choice EF
- Byzantine gold cupped hyperpyron, Christ facing, emperor Manuel reverse, SB 1956
- Large Gold British Medal in glass lunette, 1845 Prince Albert, rev St. George Proof
- Historical Paper Bond Note, Greek revolution of 1824, blue print 12″ X 9″
The offense occurred after leaving the Long Beach Coin Show.
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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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