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Numismatic Crime Updates: Major Coin Burglary in Maui Exceeds $1 Million in Losses

By Doug DavisFounder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ……
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Major Burglary in Maui

Detectives with the Maui Police Department in Hawaii are investigating a residential burglary involving coins and precious metals. The loss is in excess of one million dollars.

Partial Listing of Stolen Coins:

  • 700 Platinum Eagles various denominations graded MS69
  • 600 Gold Eagles various denominations graded MS69
  • 4,000 circ Morgan and Peace dollars

Here is a list of coins with cert numbers:

https://files.constantcontact.com/f0e00abc001/c4d15cba-a88c-45e9-9ad9-5f5cf31e7ac7.docx

Please contact Sgt. Jonathan Kaneshiro, Maui PD, at (808) 270-4305 or [email protected] if you have any information.

Residential Theft – 50 1oz American Gold Eagles

Detectives with the Chicago Police Department are investigating a residential theft that occurred sometime between July 13-30, 2021, resulting in the loss of 50 one-ounce gold eagles and an assortment of Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Prada handbags, wallets, and duffels. Several 18-year-olds had access to the residence during this period of time and are persons of interest.

Anyone with information please contact Detective Pulcanio at the Chicago PD, (872) 216-0772.

Burglary at Massachusetts Coin Shop

Detectives with the Seekonk, Massachusetts Police Department are investigating a burglary that occurred at Wexler’s Inc. The suspect used a weight to smash the front window and is described as a white male wearing a Patriots snap-back hat.

The suspect stole a large number of coins dated 1970-2018 ( dollars, quarters, nickels, etc.). The coins were housed in cardboard 2×2’s with the date, grade, and price written in ink.

Anyone with information contact Det. Lucke at the Seekonk PD, (508) 336-7027 x4 or [email protected].

Numismatic Crime en Route to ANA

A dealer traveling to the ANA was the victim of a vehicle burglary, which resulted in the loss of the following coins and paper money:

  • 1934 $1000 PMG VF-20 s/n F00001846A
  • 1934 $1000 raw XF/AU, small tear at bottom; s/n F00008247A
  • 1934-A $500 raw XF/AU; sn B00268179A
  • 3- 1929 $20 Ty1 Capital National Bank of Lansing, MI; s/n B003998A, B003999A, B004000A; all crisp new condition
  • 15-20 $2.50 quarter eagle Indians raw XF/better
  • 20- $20 Saints raw BU
  • 1891-CC $5 gold raw XF/AU
  • 1921 Peace dollar NGC MS65
  • 1899 dollar NGC MS64
  • 3-5 $10 libs raw
  • 3- Canadian Maple Leafs

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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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