By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ……
Lost/Stolen Packages – FedEx, UPS
The following parcels have been reported lost/stolen:
A package being sent from Bayside, New York to Gardner, Massachusetts has been reported lost/stolen in transit. The package contained five raw $20 gold pieces (dated 1891, 1899, 1904, 1908, and 1925) and $97 in 40% halves. The package was last scanned in Middletown, Connecticut. Case # 55562557.
A package being sent from Torrance, California to Mineral Springs, North Carolina has been reported lost/stolen. The package contained set a set of three 2016-W 100th Anniversary 24K gold centennial collection coins graded NGC/PCGS SP70. Tracking shows it arrived in Mineral Springs but was never delivered.
A package being shipped from Islip, NY to Kyle, Texas has been reported lost/stolen. The package contained 17 raw one-ounce gold eagles. The tracking indicates the package arrived in Kyle and was out for delivery.
Vehicle Burglary in New Mexico
A subject traveling in his motorhome stopped at a Love’s truck stop. While the subject was inside, some unknown person or persons entered his vehicle and gained access to a safe containing coins, gold, bullion, and jewelry.
- 2 1881 $5.00 gold coins
- 9 1 0z Krugerrand gold coins
- 20 1 oz Mexican Silver coins
- 11 Mexican gold 50 peso coins
- 1 Australian Gold Kangaroo coin
- 2 Chinese Panda 1oz gold coins
- 5 Canadian Maple Leaf 1 oz gold coins
- 6 Gold Ingots 1oz
- 1 Silver Ingot 10oz 279.00
- Canadian Silver Polar Bear coin
- 7 U.S. Silver dollars dates 1879 to 1924
- 1 Platinum and Sapphire Bracelet
- 1 Emerald tennis bracelet
No other information about the burglary is available at this time.
Coin Show Theft – Traveling Suspects
A theft occurred during the recent coin show held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland. A male and female, described as being Hispanic, asked to look at several coins at a dealer’s table. The suspects picked out a number of coins to purchase but stated they did not have enough money with them, although they displayed a large amount of $100 bills. The suspects stated they would return in half an hour with the additional money. Upon placing the tray back in the case, the dealer observed that a total of four coins valued at three thousand dollars was missing. The suspects never returned.
The victim advised the female looked like the suspect in a recent theft reported on by NCIC that occurred in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
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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].
Dealers should learn early – allow potential buyers to only look @ ONE ITEM AT A TIME… gheesh