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Numismatic Crime Updates: Break-Ins, Bad Checks, and Stolen Coins

Numismatic Crime Updates: Break-Ins, Bad Checks, and Stolen Coins - NCIC, Doug Davis

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

Post Coin Show Car Break-In

A collector exhibiting and volunteering at the recent Elgin Coin Show drove home and was the victim of a vehicle burglary. The suspect or suspects removed a blue luggage/black satchel and small plastic case while the victim was unloading. A police report has been filed.

The following is a list of stolen property:

One black canvas satchel, two-sided, shoulder strap:

  • 2 green albums-60 educational sheets, some with Roman and Greek ancient coins, $400
  • 1 black album of Greek and Roman coins, bronze and silver, 60 coins total, $600
  • 1 black album of Russian coins, mostly 19-20 th century, 100 coins total, $100
  • 1 black album of Chinese coins, ancient to modern, 250 coins total, $500
  • 1 black album of Philippine Commonwealth coins, 200 coins, some silver, $400

Blue softshell medium size Samsonite suitcase with wheels:

  • 4 envelopes of US currency from 1960s, $200 face value
  • 3 envelopes-$90 face-silver certificates, 1 saddleback, 2 funny back, 2 Confederate, $400
  • Philippine Victory, Military payment certificates, Japanese invasion/occupation currency, $300
  • World War 2 ration wallets with 30+ books of stamps, 4 different types, $100
  • 19th-century letters, some stamped, some stampless, 30 total letters, $300
  • 2 quarter map albums, mostly full of quarters, $50
  • 22 silver walking liberty half dollars in blue Whitman album, $220
  • Box of carded buffalo nickels, some loose buffalo nickels, $20
  • 3 Red Books, $40
  • Copper coins from UK, about 300 coins, $30
  • 5 empty Whitman albums, blue color, buffalo nickels, $5
  • 2 empty Whitman album, blue color, Liberty nickels and Lincoln cents, $2
  • 5 partially filled Whitman albums, blue color, Jefferson nickels, $20

Samsonite suitcase $50 Items in a plastic case:

  • 3 rolls of buffalo nickels, 120 loose buffalo nickels in baggie, $100
  • 400 loose older Jefferson nickels, in several baggies $30
  • 140 silver nickels from WW2, in 3 baggies 1943-1945, $210
  • Plastic bottle of nick a date, $10

Missing/Stolen FedEx – Raleigh, NC

A package being shipped via FedEx ground to Raleigh, North Carolina has been reported missing/stolen. Last known location was Raleigh, NC area.

The package contained the following:

  • 1955/55 Double Die Lincoln Cent NGC Graded AU Details #5956390-003
  • 1843-C Large Date $2.50 NGC Graded Fine Details #5956390-001
  • 1926-S Buffalo Nickel NGC Graded VF Details # 5956390-004
  • 1908-S Indian Head Cent – NGC Graded Unc Details #5956390-006
  • 1937-D XF45 NGC 3 Legged Buffalo Nickel #5956390-005

Raw Coins:

  • 1843 D $2.5 Had Glue Residue – Weird Staining on the front over date VF/XF Details
  • 4 – Jewelry Grade $2.50 Liberty/Indians
  • 1880/76 25c California Gold – AU Details – Bent
  • 1853 50c California Gold – XF Details – Rim Damage
  • 1900 Layfette Dollar – XF/AU Cleaned in a black capital plastic holder
  • 1938-D BU Buffalo Nickel in Round Air Tite
  • Proof Jefferson Nickels in 2×2’s 1962 x 2 , 1969-S
  • 1835 Bust Half – Fine
  • 1853-O Half Dime – G Damaged
  • 1869 Indian Head Cent
  • Cleaned XF/AU 1831/1832 Bust Half Dollar
  • 1863 Indian Head Cent F
  • 1939 or 1938 Jefferson Nickel in BU
  • 1875 Indian Head Cent
  • 2 – Fantasy Wells Fargo Silver Bars
  • Hawaiian Dime/Quarter/Half Dollar Watch Fob

Missing/Stolen Package – Hong Kong to Singapore

A package being shipped from Hong Kong to Singapore has been reported missing/stolen.

The package contained the following:

  • PCGS 04173997 CHINA. Hunan. Dollar, Year 11 (1922). PCGS MS-61.
  • PCGS 35701158 CHINA. Szechuan. Copper 20 Cash Pattern, ND (1903-05). PCGS SPECIMEN Genuine–Scratch, AU Details Gold Shield.
  • PCGS 28091389 CHINA. Dollar, Year 23 (1934). PCGS MS-62 Gold Shield.
  • PCGS 35913695 CHINA. Chihli (Pei Yang). 7 Mace 2 Candareens (Dollar), Year 34 (1908). PCGS Genuine–Graffiti, AU Details Gold Shield.
  • PCGS 40917997 CHINA. Kirin. 1 Mace 4.4 Candareens (20 Cents), CD (1908). PCGS Genuine– Chopmark, AU Details Gold Shield.
  • PCGS 35913687 CHINA. Szechuan. 7 Mace 2 Candareens (Dollar), ND (1901-08). PCGS Genuine– Graffiti, VF Details Gold Shield.
  • PCGS 39149061 CHINA. Szechuan. 7 Mace 2 Candareens (Dollar), ND (1901-08). PCGS Genuine– Tooled, VF Details Gold Shield.
  • PMG 8046072-039 CHINA–PEOPLES REPUBLIC. Peoples Bank of China. 100 Yuan, 2000. P-902*. Replacement. PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ.

Bad Check for Gold Bullion

A coin dealership in Port Arthur, Texas has reported that an individual identified as Yvette Stokes attempted to purchase gold bullion in the amount of $3,950 with a bad check. The check was written on the account of the Legal Defense Fund in Detroit, Michigan.

Missing/Stolen Package – New Hampshire to California

A USPS package being shipped from New Hampshire to California has been reported missing/stolen. The last scan was in Manchester, NH.

The package contained the following coins:

Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) - Missing or Stolen Coins

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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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