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Stay Alert – Recent Numismatic Crime You Should Be Aware Of

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

Vehicle Burglary, Inventory Stolen

The owner of Coin Castle Coins was the victim of a vehicle burglary while traveling home after a recent Chattanooga coin show. The victim had stopped in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee and unknown person or persons smashed the back rear window of the vehicle and removed bags containing coins, paper money and jewelry.

Stolen items include:

  • Catalog case containing US paper money. Notes were in bundles and separated by type (large, small, nationals, fractional and obsoletes). The notes were in plastic sleeves and in the right hand corner had a small white sticker with the price and cost code written in red ink. The victim had also just purchased a group of Nashville Nationals.
  • 1/2 ounce Panda early key date graded MS 66 (No cert available)
  • Several small gold pieces
  • 8-10 trays of sterling rings that were tagged with the wording Stock Exchange and included a bar code
  • Group of Donald Trump novelty coins

No further information is available at this time.

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Milwaukee, WI

The following coin has been reported as stolen by Harbor Coins during the Milwaukee Numismatic Association Coin Show:

1924 $20 NGC MS66+ 3312404-012

1924 $20 NGC MS66+ 3312404-012. Stolen from Milwaukee Coin Show. Image courtesy NCIC

USPS Package Lost/Stolen

A registered package being mailed from Lebanon to Milwaukee has been reported lost/stolen. The package contained two Armenian medals and six Armenian tokens.

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Stolen/Lost Ancient Coin

A Fedex package being sent from Roma Numismatics in London to Harlan J. Berk Chicago, IL has been reported Stolen/Lost. The package contained an Athenian tetradrachm 16.87 grams and is pictured below.

Stolen or lost Athens Tetradrachm, Harlan J. Berk. Image courtesy NCIC

The package appears to have been Stolen/Lost at the Customs/Fedex office in Memphis, TN.

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Residential Burglary

Investigators with the Linn County Sheriff’s Dept. are investigating a residential burglary that occurred in Corvalis, Oregon. Taken in the burglary was a roll of 1992 South African kruggerrands.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office case number is 18-04947.

Anyone with information contact:

Deputy S. Frambes
Linn County Sheriff’s Office
(541) 967-3950
1115 Jackson St SE
Albany, OR 97322

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Suspects Identified

The Numismatic Crime Information Center, in collaboration with our European counterparts, have identified the following suspects involved in coin thefts across the country.

NCIC has been tracking these subjects along with others for the past 90 days. Offenses have occurred in Iowa; Wyoming; Aiken, South Carolina; Montana; and Colorado.

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If you have been a victim or have come into contact with these subjects we can provide information to the investigating law enforcement agency.

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Please contact the Numismatic Crime Information Center’s Doug Davis if you have any 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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The Numismatic Crime Information Center is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation. P.O. Box 14080 Arlington, Texas 76094.

Numismatic Crime Information Center
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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