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:

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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