Category Archives: Coin Theft News

Numismatic Crime Information Center – Updates and New Internet Forums

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Good morning, this is Doug Davis from the nonprofit Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC). Today I would like to introduce you to our new forums section on the NCIC website. Please take the time to visit our site, check out our forums, […]

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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 – 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 – 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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 October 21, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for October 21, 2016 Brain Food 1.) What is the Average Lifespan of a Coin? Coins are tough little devils. Over the course of a coins’ lifespan, they will be dropped, kicked, stepped on, possibly run over by a vehicle, or involved in some children’s experiment to discover just how […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for October 14, 2016

By CoinWeek …. CoinWeek News Wire for October 14, 2016 Brain Food 1.) A guide to valuing all your old Irish coins (PHOTOS) Between the formation of the Republic of Ireland, the shift towards decimalization, and the introduction of the Euro, Irish currency underwent a great number of changes over the past 100 years, resulting in […]

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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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Brink’s Manager Steals Almost $200,000 in Quarters from Federal Reserve

By CoinWeek News Staff …. Never take the Federal Reserve’s lunch money. That’s the message 49-year-old Stephen Lancaster Dennis received on Monday, March 7, 2016 as he reached a plea agreement in federal court for the theft of 784,000 quarters ($196,000) from a Brink’s location in Birmingham, Alabama in 2014. At the time of the […]

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