NCIC Report Bulletin

Coin Shop Burglary Eastern Shore Maryland

On the weekend of October 11, 2014 an Eastern Shore Maryland dealer was the victim of a burglary which resulted in the loss of over $300,000 in gold and cash. The suspects utilized a sledge hammer to gain entry into the shop from an adjoining business. The motion alarm was not tripped.

Approximately 500-600 pieces of fractional gold and early commemoratives was stolen. The coins included Pandas, Maple Leafs, Eagles and Kangaroos. Also taken was $60,000 in cash.

Dealers should be on the watch for any subject or subjects attempting to sell a large number of gold coins as described above.

Anyone with information should contact:

Doug Davis

817-723-7231 Doug@numismaticcrimes.org

Dealer Victim of Smash and Grab Burglary

The Maryland State police are investigating the smash and grab vehicle burglary of dealer Mark Reid of the Time Machine. The victim stopped at a way station on I-95 while traveling between the Fredericksburg show and Fort Washington Show. In less than five minutes the suspects, described by witnesses as three large Hispanic males smashed the rear window and removed coins, medals and antiquities valued at over $200,000. The suspect vehicle was described as a beat up black van with Virginia plates.

The stolen items included boxes of small antiquities such as seals, amulets, rings and cylinders which totaled approximately 200. Over 800 coins including ancient, world, US and medieval were taken. Additional items included a large amount of medals from the 1800’s, 100 medium sized antiquities in bronze and terracotta like statues, animals, jewelry and a box containing 15 scarcer Alexandrian drachms with Ancient import flips in them.

A more detailed list is forthcoming.

Anyone with information should contact: Trooper Brandon Cuomo 410-537-1150 or Doug Davis at 817-723-7231 Doug@numismaticcrimes.org

Missing Gold Coins/Express Mail Package

A USPS Express Mail package belonging to Spectrum/Stacks Bowers Galleries went missing in Santa Ana, CA on August 28, 2014, while in the custody of the Post Office. The package contained four graded coins.

· 1927 $20 St Gauden PCGS MS-66 #9186.66-7670754 · 1924 $20 St Gauden PCGS MS-66 #9177.66-25305347 · 1928 $20 St Gauden PCGS MS-66 #9189.66-7370122 · 1927 $20 St Gauden PCGS MS-66 #9186.66-50135665

Anyone with information should contact: David M. Chavin R.M.G. Investigations, Inc. Direct Dial: (732) 348-5787 DChavin@rmginv.com or Doug Davis 817-723-7231 Doug@numismaticcrimes.org

World Coins Stolen

A Fedex shipment containing rare Cypress coins along with 40 other scarce world coins have been reported stolen while being shipped from Athens Greece to Paris.

The rare Cyprus coins are the following: a. Cyprus ¼ Piastre 1880 of Queen Victoria. This coin looks like Proof but we believe that it would have been graded as MS65BN PL according the USA standards or Brown Uncirculated (Prooflike) according to the UK standards. The coin has a mirror surface and brown color both sides which makes it looks proof but we believe it is an early strike. b. Cyprus ½ Piastre 1908 of King Edward VII. We believe that this coin would have been graded as MS63BN or MS64BN according to the USA standards or Brown Uncirculated according to the UK standards. This coin has some red luster on reverse and light brown color both sides. This is the weakly struck variety (King’s portrait on obverse and the line from ½ on reverse are weakly stuck). c. Cyprus Proof set of 3 silver coins dated 1921 of King George V. The coins are 4 ½ Piastres, 9 Piastres and 18 Piastres all dated 1921. These coins have dark grey and blue patina and we believe that they would have been graded as follows: 18 Piastres PF64-65, 9 Piastres PF64-65 and 4 ½ Piastres PF63-64. The 4 ½ Piastres has a few light hairlines from an old cleaning which are under the deep grey and purple patina. All coins have a matching dark grey and blue toning except the 4 ½ Piastres which has also a light purple color mixed with grey.

Other coins stolen include 20 Gem Uncirculated Malaya & British Borneo 20 Cents 1961 of Queen Elizabeth II (MS65-MS67) and 20 modern Greek coins from King Paul I and King Constantine II.

Any dealer or collector with information on this offense should contact: Doug Davis 817-723-7231 Doug@numismaticcrimes.org

The Numismatic Crime Information Center is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation. P.O. Box 14080 Arlington, Texas 76094.

Coin Shop Burglary St.Cloud, MN

On Tuesday July 29, 2014 at approximately 11:30pm three masked black males smashed two doors to gain entry into the Gold-N-Silver Coin shop located in St. Cloud,Minnesota. While the audible alarm was sounding the suspects used a tire tool to smash display cases and remove coins and paper money. The offense was caught on video and it appears that one suspect cut himself on a damaged showcase leaving behind DNA evidence.

A 1916D dime, 1885 V-nick both certified, and additional certfied coins were taken along with National banknotes from Little Falls, MN. A complete list of stolen inventory is being compiled.

Anyone with information on this offense should contact: Doug Davis 817-723-7231 Doug@numismaticcrimes.org

The Numismatic Crime Information Center is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation. P.O. Box 14080 Arlington, Texas 76094.

Coins Reported Stolen at Baltimore Show

A double row box of coins was stolen from Brian Cushing dba Dick Osborn Rare Coins during the recent Whitman Baltimore Coin Show. Below is a partial listing of coins taken in the offense.

1836 Reeded Edge Half dollar XF45+,1796 Draped Bust Dollar VF35 B-4,1831 Capped Bust Quarter G4 B-7,Liberty Seated Quarter XF45 Closed 3, Briggs 3-B,1853 Liberty Seated Quarter VF35 No Arrows,1803 Draped Bust Half dollar AU53 O-103,1871-CC Liberty Seated dollar F15+,1875 Twenty Cent piece Proof 63+,1856 S/S Liberty Seated Quarter VF30 Briggs 4-E,1812/1 Capped Bust Half dollar VF35 O-101,1878-CC Liberty Seated Half dollar AU50 WB-101,1815/2 Capped Bust Half dollar AU53 details O-101,1801 Draped Bust Half dime XF-40 LM-2,1795 Draped Bust dollar XF45 B-15,1873-CC Liberty Seated Quarter F15 Briggs 1-A.

A reward of $5000 is being offered for the recovery and arrest of the person or persons responsible for the theft. Anyone with information should contact: Det. Wayne Sponsky 410-396-2582 or Doug Davis 817-723-7231 Doug@numismaticcrims.org

Major Currency Theft

A currency dealer on his way home after attending the recent White Plains New York Coin Show was the victim of a vehicle burglary which resulted in the loss of over $500,000 in collectible currency. The suspects smashed the windows of the vehicle and removed briefcases containing the dealer’s inventory.

The following is a partial list of stolen currency: $15,000. Face in $1.00 Federal Reserve Notes from 1963 to 2009, 400 $2 FRNs from 1976 to 2009 Stars & Blocks, $10,000. Face in $5 Feds from Series 1928-C to 2006, $12,000. Face in $10 Feds from Series 1928-A to 2004-A, $15,000. Face in $20 Feds from Series 1928 to 2013, $18,000 Face in $50 Feds from 1928 to 2006, $2,500 Face in $100 Feds from 1928 to 2009, 83 pieces of $2 Legal tender from 1928 to 1928-G in varying grades from F to Gem, 70+/- pieces of $2 Legal Tender from 1953 to 1963-A, 25 FRBNs all Grades and Districts & Denominations, 20 Hawaii all Denominations, 15 No. Africa All Denominations, 400 to 500- $1.00 Silver Certificates (95% UNC), 150- $5.00 Silver Certificates (80% UNC), 20- $10 Silver Certificates, Thousands of fancy Numbers- all denominations

A list is being compiled by the victim which will contain serial numbers on the majority of missing notes.

Anyone with information should contact:

Doug Davis 817-723-7231 Doug@numismaticcrimes.org

The Numismatic Crime Information Center is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation. P.O. Box 14080 Arlington, Texas 76094.

Burglary Eagan, Minnesota

Detectives with the Eagan, Minnesota Police Department are investigating a burglary which resulted in the theft of over $100,000 in coins. The suspects gained entry into the business and forced open a safe which contained a large amount of graded coins, gold and silver.

Below is a partial list of stolen property;

21 BU rolls of Morgan Dollars, 3- AU 10 10oz Pamp Suisse Gold bars, 1882cc PCGS65 517088, 1884cc PCGS65 369516, 1924, 1923 $20 gold PCGS MS64, 1923D Saint PCGS MS65 90074910, 1911D Saint PCGS MS65, 1920S Saint PCGS MS65, 1913D Saint PCGS MS65, 1889cc Morgan PCGS VF 07190/21765819 1881cc, 82cc,83cc,80cc,85cc PCGS MS65 1882cc PCGS MS66 Large number of PCGS&NGC Morgan dollars MS65 Large number of PCGS&NGC Walking Liberty half dollars MS66 &MS67

Anyone with information should contact:

Det. Paul Maier 651-675-5830 pmaier@cityofeagan.com or Doug Davis 817-723-7231 doug@numismaticcrimes.org

Coins Stolen at Baltimore Coin Show Reward Offered

The following coins were stolen from the wholesale boxes of Bozarth Numismatics at the recent Whitman Baltimore Coin Show. The coins are all PCGS or NGC graded and images are available for all coins. A reward of $1500 is offered for any information on the theft of these coins.

1859 Indian Cent MS64 NGC 380292-004, 1877 Indian Cent VF25BN PCGS 28104106, 1893 Indian Cent MS64BN PCGS 27433417, 1916-D Mercury Dime AG3 PCGS 27852127, 1881 Seated Quarter PR64 PCGS 14491626, 1799 Bust Dollar VF25 NGC 1773636-003, 1891 Morgan Dollar MS65 PCGS 25399542, 1909-S $5 Indian AU58 PCGS 28158463,

Anyone with information should contact: Vic or Sherri Bozarth/Bozarth Numismatics. Office 979-421-9814 or Doug Davis 817-723-7231 Doug@numismaticcrims.org

Robbery/Murder Coin Dealer Albemarle N.C

The Albemarle North Carolina Police Department is investigating the robbery of B&G Coins. The owner identified as Eldridge Roger Gibson 81 was shot during the incident and later died at a local hospital.

Surveillance video shows a person entering the store close to closing and staying for approximately twenty minutes, and then driving off in a truck belonging to the victim. The truck was later found located deep in a park not too far from the coin shop.

Police are looking for the suspect who is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information should contact:

Albemarle Police Dept. 704-984-9500 or Doug Davis 817-723-7231 doug@numismaticcrimes.org