Category Archives: Coin Theft

Where Does Waldo Newcomer Fit Among the All-Time Great Collections of US Coins?

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   By all measures an enormously successful man, legendary U.S. coin collector Waldo C. Newcomer was born on September 14, 1867, in Baltimore, Maryland. After graduating from Johns Hopkins University in 1889, Newcomer went to work for industrialist Bernard Baker as a clerk at the Baltimore […]

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Numismatic Crime – Coins, Currency Stolen From Mail; Suspect Wanted

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Stolen from Dealer’s Table The coin pictured below was stolen from a dealers table at the Denver Coin Show. The suspect was a white male who identified himself as Steve Dupont and gave an Englewood, Colorado address. 1853 $20 USAOG 900-Thousandths PCGS […]

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Numismatic Crime – Coins Missing or Stolen From Mail Around the Country

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Stolen/Lost Express Mail Package A package being shipped from Williamsburg, Virginia to New Jersey on August 28, 2020, has been reported stolen/missing. The package arrived at the Richmond, VA distribution center on August 29, 2020. However, there has been no movement and […]

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Numismatic Crime – Suspects Wanted in Memphis Coin Shop Robbery

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Suspects Wanted in Memphis Coin Shop Robbery On 9/7/20 a white male and white female entered “A Coin & Silver Shop” in Memphis, Tennessee wanting to see gold coins. Both subjects had a thick accent. The subjects looked at several gold coins […]

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Numismatic Crime – Coins Stolen From Mail, Armed Robbery of Portland Dealership

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Minnesota Mall Theft The following coins were stolen from a locked display case inside the Moorhead Antique Mall: Austria, 2K ( Kreuzer), Salzburg, dated 1715, NGC graded MS 63, Certification #702118-015 Austria, 3K (Kreuzer), Hall, dated 1644, NGC graded MS 64, Certification […]

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Numismatic Crime – Coins, Currency, Silver Bar Stolen From Mail

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Stolen from USPS A package was sent to a dealer in New York City containing coins, jewelry, and several watches. The recipient opened the package and found several items missing. After close inspection, the bottom of the box had been opened at […]

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Numismatic Crime – Coins Stolen, Cut From Packages in Transit

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Numismatic Crime – Package Cut Open The following coin was stolen from a USPS package that was cut open and removed on its way to Portland, Oregon. First Strike 2009-P Ultra High Relief $20 PVGS MS70 PL #38159425 Stolen/Missing Express Mail An […]

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The Great du Pont Coin Robbery… and Recovery

By Mike Garofalo for PCGS ……   Thursday, October 5, 1967, was a really terrific day for this author. I was 14 years old, a freshman in high school, and my beloved Boston Red Sox had just played Game 2 of baseball’s 1967 World Series. The Sox pitching ace, Jim Lonborg, shut out the St. […]

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

By Doug Davis – Founder & 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 […]

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Numismatic Crime – Lost and Stolen Coins, Canadian Currency

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Lost/Stolen Package – Carson City, Nevada A package being sent from Carson City, Nevada to Reno, NV has been reported lost/stolen. Last tracking indicates package was received at a Reno US Postal Service distribution center. The package has not been delivered to […]

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Numismatic Crime – Aggravated Robbery, Coins Stolen From Collector’s Residence

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Aggravated Robbery The Dallas Police Department is investigating an aggravated robbery of an 84-year-old coin collector. The victim had just returned home from his bank and was exiting his vehicle when attacked from behind. The assailant grabbed the victim’s briefcase causing the […]

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Numismatic Crime – Suspect Sought in St. Petersburg Coin Theft

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Stolen/Missing Coins and Currency A first class package sent from Pennsylvania to the Seattle, Washington area has been reported missing/stolen. The package contained the following: 1899 $5 Chief Note in Fine condition- serial # ( N79553616) 1896 $1 Educational Note in VF […]

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Numismatic Crime – NCIC Needs Your Help to Find Missing, Stolen Coins & Currency

Recent Numismatic Crime by Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Missing/Stolen Packages A FedEx package being shipped (March 25) from Westlake Village, California to Naples, Florida has been reported missing. Package Contents: 1908 No Motto $20 St. Gaudens NGC MS64 Cert #4602252-112 .999 Silver Silver City Las Vegas, Nevada […]

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Numismatic Crime – Stolen Russian Coins, Arrest Made in Show Theft: NCIC

Numismatic Crime with Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Numismatic Crime – Stolen Russian Coins Numismatic Crime Detectives in Omaha, Nebraska are investigating a theft resulting in the loss of over $30,000 USD in Russian coins. Below is an image of the police report: Interstate Coin Show Theft and […]

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Numismatic Crime – Vehicle Burglary, Coin and Note Thefts: NCIC

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Stolen Ancient Coins The Long Beach, California Police Department is investigating a vehicle burglary resulting in the loss of the following coins: Macedonia, Philip II silver tetradrachm, Pella life time issue EF Roman Republican silver denarius, Musa series, muse Thalia Choice EF […]

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Numismatic Crime – Coin Shops Targeted by New Group of Alleged Gold Thieves

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Numismatic Crime Residential Burglary – Tennessee Detectives with Williamson County, Tennessee are investigating a residential burglary that resulted in the loss of a large number of coins. Here is a partial listing of the stolen coins: 1951, $.05, Proof Jefferson, PR67 toned, […]

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Numismatic Crime – Ancient Coins Stolen With Bad Check, Burglar Takes Certified Coins

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Burglary Detectives with Williamson County, Tennessee are investigating a residential burglary that resulted in the loss of a large number of coins. A partial listing of stolen coins follows below: 1951, $.05, Proof Jefferson, PR67 toned, ANACS 5309758 1955, $.05, Proof Jefferson, […]

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The 1875 Dot Reverse Indian Head Cent: Did It Catch a U.S. Mint Crook?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… What’s up with the unusual raised dot on the reverse of some 1875 Indian Head cents? That’s the question many coin collectors have asked for decades. The little raised dot in question appears near the top left corner of the “N” in the word “ONE” on the reverse of […]

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Numismatic Crime Alerts – Coin Dealer Robbed After Show, Stolen Packages

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Coin Dealer Inventory Stolen in Vehicle Burglary The Torrance, California Police Department is investigating a vehicle burglary involving currency dealer Vern Potter. The offense occurred after leaving the North County Monthly Coin Show on Sunday, December 1, 2019. Mr. Potter ‘s entire […]

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Numismatic Crime – Judge Refuses to Lower Bond in Faraj Case, Update on Bressett Burglary

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Fraudulent Credit Card Bullion Purchases The following two coins were purchased using fraudulent credit cards: 1 ounce gold eagle NGC MS703376247-004 ( Address used 1003 Allendale Rd Four Oaks NC, 27524) 2014 500 YN Gold Panda MS70 PCGS 52206.70/28747839 (Address used 1360 […]

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Residential Burglary of Numismatic Legend: NCIC

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Residential Burglary The Colorado Springs, Colorado Police Department is investigating the residential burglary of professional numismatist Ken Bressett. The offense occurred on November 2, 2019. The following is a partial listing of stolen items: Nice foreign from China, Japan, India, and Spanish […]

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Numismatic Crime – Residential Burglary of Numismatic Legend: NCIC

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Residential Burglary The Colorado Springs, Colorado Police Department is investigating a numismatic crime,  the residential burglary of professional numismatist Ken Bressett. The offense occurred on November 2, 2019. The following is a partial listing of stolen items: Nice foreign from China, Japan, […]

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NCIC: Hotel Room Safe Burglary, Jewelry Store Robbery

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Fraudulent Money Orders During the past couple of weeks, the Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) has been working with our Postal Inspector contacts in Los Angeles, California in reference to bad money orders coming from an address in LA. The suspect’s MO […]

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NCIC: Stolen Coins Recovered, Arrest Made in Bad Checks Case

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… $20,000 Gold Theft-Suspects Identified Rochester, Minnesota police are investigating the theft of $20,000 USD in gold coins from Med City Coins. Two white males with heavy accents entered the store flashing a large amount of cash and wanting to buy gold coins. […]

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Coin Dealer Arrested for Stealing More Than $330,000 in Cross-Country Scheme

By Nassau County District Attorney’s Office …… Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a coin dealer from Fort Salonga was arraigned on Wednesday, September 11 for a $330,000 cross-country coin consignment and sale scheme that targeted coin dealers and private collectors from California, Michigan, Ohio and Long Island. Harold Adamo, 53, was arraigned […]

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NCIC: Counterfeit Carson City Dollars, California Vehicle Burglaries

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Counterfeits The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) has received two reports involving the sale of Carson City dollars to a subject identified as Jacob Zulch out of Gratiot, Michigan and Port Huron, Michigan. The subject returned the coins, but the ones he […]

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NCIC: Missing and Stolen Coins, Bad Check Update

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Vehicle Burglary A dealer traveling in the Tarpon Springs, Florida area stopped at a store for a short period of time and when he returned to his vehicle it had been burglarized. The following coins were stolen: 30 Gold American Eagles (raw) […]

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Mexican Mint $2.5 Million Gold Coin Robbery Days After Brazil Gold Heist

Over $2.5 Million in Gold Coins Taken From Casa de Moneda   By CoinWeek News Staff …. Yesterday in Mexico City, two men (one of them armed) robbed a branch of the Casa de Moneda of more than $2 million worth of commemorative gold coins and other valuables. According to the Secretary of Public Security […]

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Recovered Coins, Fraudulent Checks: Updates From Numismatic Crime Information Center

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Recovered Coins The Central Wisconsin Narcotics Task Force is requesting assistance in identifying an offense/victim involving the coins pictured below. The coins were located in a vehicle operated by a known narcotics user. Anyone with information please contact Michael Allard of the […]

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NCIC: Coins Stolen From Mail, Fraudulent Checks to Coin Dealers

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Lost/Stolen USPS The following notes being shipped via USPS have been reported stolen/lost. Michigan The following note was shipped on May 17, 2019 from Pennsylvania to Michigan but was never received by the recipient: Series 1928 Red Seal $2 United States Note […]

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Suspects Wanted in Coin Shop Robberies: NCIC

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Stolen Gold Coins-Coin Shop On May 10,2019 two suspects, male and female, entered Willard Coin Exchange in Mansfield, Ohio and requested to see gold coins from a showcase. While the male suspect looked at the gold, the female browsed in the shop. […]

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Suspect in Organized Coin Shop Theft Ring Arrested: NCIC

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Missing/Stolen-FedEx Rare Coin Company of America (Rarcoa) recently had a package with six coins routed to Wisconsin that fell off the shipping grid. The package was sent via FedEx and its original destination was Houston, Texas. Missing/Stolen Coins: 1927 $20 SAINT MOTTO […]

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Mail Theft, Michigan Coin Shop Robbery Among Recent Numismatic Crimes: NCIC

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… USPS Thefts Chicago Area An express mail package containing a large number of slabbed and raw dollars was shipped on April 9, 2019, from California to Illinois. Upon arrival, the recipient advised the package had been opened and re-taped using express mail […]

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NCIC: Theft of Gold Bullion, Coins Among Recent Numismatic Crimes

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… USPS – Theft of Coins/Bullion Two Express Mail packages were dropped off at a post office in Sarasota, Florida on April 1, 2019. Both packages were scanned but only one left the facility and was delivered to the correct recipient. It appears […]

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NCIC: Help Identify Suspects in Multiple Gold, Coin Store Robberies

  By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Assistance Needed – Suspect Identification The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) is working with the NYPD Major Theft Unit to identify gold and jewelry theft victims that involved the person pictured below. The subject has been traveling across the US targeting […]

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NCIC: Finest Known of Only Six Aluminum Morgan Dollars Missing or Stolen

Recent Alerts From the Numismatic Crime Information Center   By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Missing/Stolen – Rare Finest Known Aluminum Morgan A registered USPS package has been reported missing/stolen. The package contained the following coin: 1885 Edge Lettered Aluminum Snowden $1 Morgan, PCGS PR68 Cameo Judd-1749 CAC. […]

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Recent Numismatic Crime You Should Be Aware Of – Stay Alert

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… USPS Losses The following two offenses have been reported stolen/missing. #1 The following two coins were sent priority mail from Carson City, Nevada to Fort Worth, Texas. They have been reported missing/stolen: #2 A registered package being sent from Honolulu to Redondo […]

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Stay Alert – Recent Numismatic Crime You Should Be Aware Of

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Traveling Suspect The suspects pictured were in Grants Pass, Oregon yesterday mid-morning and responsible for stealing $7,000 in gold coins. At approximately 4pm the same suspects were in a shop in Redding, California approximately 200 miles away. The owner contacted the Numismatic […]

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Update in Theft of 100 Kilo Big Maple Leaf Gold Coin

No sign of the 100 Kilo Maple Leaf Gold Coin , worth over $4 million US By CoinWeek News Staff …. UPDATE, 7/26/2018: According to reports in the Daily Mail, along with articles in German publications the Sächsische Zeitung, the Focus magazine, the Tagesspiegel and the Deutsche Wirtschaftsnachrichten., a Lebanese Crime Family ( The Remmo Family) is believed to be behind the […]

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Numismatic Crime Information Center Update for July 13, 2018

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Vehicle Burglary in Boca Raton Boca Raton, Florida detectives are investigating a vehicle burglary that occurred in the early morning hours of June 16, 2018 at the Hampton Inn in Boca Raton. The following coins were stolen: 2 Gold American Eagles (0.5 […]

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Numismatic Crime Information Center Update for May 29, 2018

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ……   USPS Lost/Stolen The coins listed below have been reported lost/Stolen. The coins were sent via USPS and the last known location was San Diego, California: 1891-CC Top 100 VAM 3 Spitting Eagle Morgan Dollar NGC AU-58 07779158004653665003 1891-CC Top 100 VAM […]

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Numismatic Crime Information Center Update for May 7, 2018

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Residential Burglary Investigators with the Medina, Minnesota police department are investigating a burglary where someone entered a residence and stole more than $27,000 worth of uncirculated Presidential dollar and Kennedy half dollar coins. The dollars were 2007-2017 and the halves were from […]

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Numismatic Crime Information Center Update for May 7, 2018

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ……   Residential Burglary Investigators with the Medina, Minnesota police department are investigating a burglary where someone entered a residence and stole more than $27,000 worth of uncirculated Presidential dollar and Kennedy half dollar coins. The dollars were 2007-2017 and the halves were […]

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Numismatic Crime Information Center Tip Leads to Arrests in Rob Gronkowski Super Bowl Break-in

Two proof Morgan dollars were stolen from the home of  football star Rob Gronkowski as he played in Super Bowl LII While New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was busy playing in Super Bowl LII on February 5, suspects were busy burglarizing his home, which he shared with three other individuals. The suspects stole […]

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Postal Inspectors, FedEx, District Attorney Investigators and Banking Investigators to Attend ANA Law Enforcement Seminar

Numismatic crime offenses related to USPS and FedEx shipments continue to plague the numismatic industry and in most cases are frustrating to the victims. The immediate challenge in these type of offenses is determining which law enforcement agency federal or local takes the lead role. The Numismatic Crime Information Center is addressing these issues along with other […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 12, 2018: Of Shipwrecks and Surpluses…

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. Coin News Wire for January 12, 2018 Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency 1.) Breaking Bitcoin With a Quantum Computer “The second someone creates a viable quantum computer, the NP-complete math problems at the heart of Bitcoin mining tech become instantly solvable,” Beath notes. “In other words, one answer to the question ‘what’s […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 10, 2017:

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for November 10, 2017:  Brain Food 1.) Israel’s ancient underwater treasure In 2015, divers discovered a hoard of more than 2,000 gold coins on the ocean floor off the coast of Caesarea – the largest stash ever found in the region… 2.) Why Soviet communist countries had a love-hate […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for October 27, 2017: The Bitcoin Revue, Vending Machines for Crows

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for October 27, 2017:  Brain Food 1.) Coin stash that puts new spin on China’s 100 years of humiliation Inside a nondescript Hong Kong warehouse sit seven tons of Qing dynasty coins – proof, their owner says, that it was the imperial monetary system, not the opium trade, that […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for October 6, 2017: Australia 5 Cent, Money Evolves, Wu-Tang Clan…

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for October 6, 2017: Brain Food 1.) INFOGRAPHIC: 58 Insane Facts About Bitcoin You probably have heard a lot of people talking about Bitcoin recently, so you’ll want to save this infographic via BitcoinPlay.net to learn what Bitcoin is, when it started, and who uses this cryptocurrency the most… […]

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FOUND: 100 Kilo Gold Maple Leaf Coin Stolen from Berlin Museum Melted Into Gold Bar

By CoinWeek News Staff …. Police involved in the July 12 raids in relation to the March theft of the 100 kg “Big Maple Leaf” gold coin from the Bode Museum in Berlin are reporting that a 100 kg gold bar was recovered during those raids in the Neukölln district. One of the four minor […]

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German Police Make Arrests in Theft of 100 Kilo Big Maple Leaf Gold Coin

No sign of the “Big Maple Leaf”, worth over $4 million By CoinWeek News Staff …. Last week, German authorities released closed-circuit surveillance footage of three suspects allegedly responsible for the March 27 theft of the 220-pound “Big Maple Leaf” gold coin from the Bode Museum in Berlin. Ultimately, however, the suspects were tracked down […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for July 7, 2017: Hamilton, Silver Eagles, Metal Detecting…

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for June 30, 2017: Hamilton, Silver Eagles, Metal Detecting… Brain Food 1.) What Happened When Hamilton Lost the Mint When Hamilton first began studying and reporting on the need for a mint, he and Jefferson were still civil, if not close friends. Politics and rivalry soon divided them, which was […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for July 7, 2017: Hamilton, Silver Eagles, Metal Detecting…

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 30, 2017: Hamilton, Silver Eagles, Metal Detecting… Brain Food 1.) What Happened When Hamilton Lost the Mint When Hamilton first began studying and reporting on the need for a mint, he and Jefferson were still civil, if not close friends. Politics and rivalry soon divided them, which […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for June 30, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for June 30, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Making Cents of Currency’s Ancient Rise Objects that occurred rarely in nature and whose circulation could be efficiently controlled emerged as units of value for interactions and exchange. These included shells such as mother-of-pearl that were widely circulated in the Americas and […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for June 30, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for June 30, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Making Cents of Currency’s Ancient Rise Objects that occurred rarely in nature and whose circulation could be efficiently controlled emerged as units of value for interactions and exchange. These included shells such as mother-of-pearl that were widely circulated in the Americas and […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for June 16, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for June 16, 2017 Brain Food 1.) What’s the Difference Between the Edge and the Rim of a Coin? The edge runs around the entire circumference of the coin, and is the portion that has the reeding on it if it’s a dime or quarter dollar. The rim is […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for June 9, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for June 9, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Vikings knew how to maintain trust in their money By the 880s the Vikings had taken over the territory of all but the West Saxons but they provided their subjugated peoples with money they knew – in the form of imitations of […]

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Heritage Auctions Staff Aids in Recovering Stolen Rare Coins

Bill Walker identifies two instances of how stolen coins found their way back on the market Quick thinking on the part of a Heritage Auctions staff member led to the discovery of two high-value coins re-entering the marketplace. Earlier this year Bill Walker, a rare coin specialist in Heritage Auctions’ Dallas office, was approached by […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for May 26, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for May 26, 2017 Brain Food 1.) How Learning to Love Coins Made the Vikings Modern The Vikings originally traded with precious metals by weight, known as a “bullion economy.” They accepted coins from other nations, but only as their weight value in gold or silver. As the Vikings […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for May 26, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for May 26, 2017 Brain Food 1.) How Learning to Love Coins Made the Vikings Modern The Vikings originally traded with precious metals by weight, known as a “bullion economy.” They accepted coins from other nations, but only as their weight value in gold or silver. As the […]

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FBI: Man Pleads Guilty To Coin And Jewelry Store Armed Robbery

By Federal Bureau of Investigation ….   A Las Vegas man pleaded guilty on May 17 to robbing a coin and jewelry store while pointing a gun at the elderly store owner and a customer, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Steven W. Myhre for the District of Nevada. Noah Patrick Fields, 22, pleaded guilty to one […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for March 31, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for March 31, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The 300-Year Quest to Make a Foolproof £1 Coin Sir Isaac Newton founded modern physics but struggled to make a coin that couldn’t be counterfeited… 2.) Spearfish woman made her mark at Denver Mint In 1981, Nora Walsh Hussey was appointed […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for February 24, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for February 24, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The Secret Art History on Your Money The “fancy heads” both prettied things up and made the documents harder to counterfeit. A $1 bill issued by the Corn Exchange Bank of Wisconsin in the 1850s or ’60s shows a head derived from […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for February 24, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for February 24, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The Secret Art History on Your Money The “fancy heads” both prettied things up and made the documents harder to counterfeit. A $1 bill issued by the Corn Exchange Bank of Wisconsin in the 1850s or ’60s shows a head derived […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for February 10, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for February 10, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The “Scandalous” Quarter Protest That Wasn’t Some accounts even claimed that famous anti-vice crusader Anthony Comstock had personally led the attack against the coin. The only problem with that story? Comstock died in 1915… 2.) Minting history “The world of coins is […]

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Crime & Fraud: Zany Stolen Coin Heist Solved

Photo from the Bristol Post By Shaquille Brissett for Gainesville Coins ….   Here’s a caper that’s perhaps more fit for the silver screen than a news site, but it’s true nonetheless. Over £33,000 (approx. $41,250 USD) in stolen coins were taken from a distribution company in the Stoke Gifford village of South Gloucestershire, England. […]

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NCIC: Reward Offered for Recovery of Stolen Coins

By Numismatic Crime Information Center ……. On Friday January 6, 2017, during the FUN Show, the hotel room of a collector was burglarized, resulting in the loss of 19 coins, mostly US Bust Half-Dollars. An itemized list appears below. The total value exceeds $40,000 USD. Fort Lauderdale police and Doug Davis of the Numismatic Crime […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 27, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for January 27, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Should bank tellers reveal the value of old coins? A teenager takes a bunch of old coins, some of them may be of silver or antiques, to a bank and gets just the face value of them in exchange. The question, “Does […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 13, 2017

  By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for January 13, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Collector has passion for ancient coins Borland turns to the register and takes out a handful of quarters. “See this?” he says. “That’s not money.” He drops the coins back in the register. “They’re tokens,” he says. “I know what money […]

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NCIC: Sting Nets Arrests in Coin Dealer Vehicle Burglaries

By Numismatic Crime Information Center ……. On August 27, 2016 Thomas Gintz, owner of A & E Coin in Dover, Ohio had attended the Blue Ridge Numismatic Association coin show in Dalton, Georgia. After leaving the show he drove approximately 150 miles and stopped at a restaurant in Lenoir City, Tennessee. Gintz was in the […]

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ANA: Expand Your Numismatic Knowledge at 2016 Summer Seminar

The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) annual Summer Seminar is fast approaching but there’s still time to register. The two one-week sessions will be held June 18-30, 2016 on the campus of Colorado College in Colorado Springs, adjacent to ANA headquarters. Summer Seminar offers hands-on training with a plethora of classes suited for collectors at all […]

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Numismatic Crime: Developing a Tactical Mindset for Coin Dealers and Coin Collectors

by Doug Davis Founder/President and Bryan Davis/Forensic Investigator … Numismatic Crime Information Center ……… Numismatic crime continues to escalate and the chance of a dealer or collector becoming a victim is very real in today’s society. It is important to realize that not everyone is a law abiding citizen. There are individuals and organized groups who […]

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The Anatomy of a Coin Thief ….. A True Story

By Vic Bozarth – The Rare Coin Road Warrior ….. Dear Rare Coin Enthusiasts….. Many of you may have wondered what happened to Vic Bozarth-The Rare Coin Road Warrior. Sherri and I are still traveling 200 nights per year to coin shows and on coin buying trips all over the continental U.S. We are still […]

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