Numismatic Crime - Mail Theft of Gold Coins, National Bank Note

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

Lost/Stolen Package of Gold Coins

An expressmail package being sent from White River Junction, Vermont to NGC’s offices in Sarasota, Florida on July 1 disappeared sometime not long after it left White River Jct. at 6:20 PM.

The package contained the following six gold coins:

  • Central American Republic 1847-CR 1/2 Escudo NGC MS62 (cert # 2767802-004)
  • Guatemala 1874-P 5 Pesos raw BU
  • Guatemala 1926 20 Quetzals raw BU
  • Italy-Naples & Sicily 1767 6 Ducati raw BU
  • Peru 1854-Lima MB 2 Escudos NGC MS63 (cert # 3807875-007)
  • Poland 1834 3 Roubles-20 Zlotych raw AU

If you get offered any or all of these coins please contact Matt or Dawn at the WRJ Post Office at (802) 296-3346, or contact Robert Steinberg at (802) 369-6518.

Package Cut Open, Gold Bullion Stolen/Missing

A priority mail package was sent from a dealer in Westport, Connecticut to another dealer in New York City on 7/7/2020. The package contained two 20 oz Philharmonic gold coins in boxes, and one 5 oz gold Panda in a box. Upon arrival on July 8, the package had been cut opened from the bottom and re-taped. Only one Philharmonic was still in the package.

The following coins are missing:

  • 1988 China 5oz gold Panda
  • 2009 20 oz Gold Philharmonic

National Bank Note Stolen From Package

A package mailed from Western Springs, Illinois to Chicago has been reported stolen/missing. The package contained the following note:

United States $10 National Bank Note - Chicago. Courtesy Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC)

United States $10 National Bank Note - Chicago. Courtesy Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC)

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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].

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 numismatic crime.


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