By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ……
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:
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].