NCIC Report Bulletin

Mudered New York Dealer

A Brooklyn coin dealer died Tuesday after a group of thieves pummeled him near his shop and dumped his battered body a mile away, police sources said.

Steve Halfon, 61, had just closed his shop, Liberty Coin Co. on Kings Highway in Gravesend, and was walking to his car when three men ambushed him just before 5:30 p.m., the sources said.

The men beat Halfon to a pulp, stuffed him in a black Volvo sedan and drove away, sources said. They dumped his body on East Seventh St. near Avenue N in Midwood and abandoned the car two blocks later, sources and a witness said.

“One guy gets out, covered in blood, and walks down the street like nothing happened,” said a witness. The suspect threw his bloody T-shirt, a Yankees hat and a gray hoodie in a sewer before running away with the two others, the witness said.

A passing motorist spotted Halfon’s body and called cops. He was taken to New York Community Hospital but couldn’t be saved.

It was not clear what the bandits got away with, but friends said Halfon had an impressive collection of gold and antique relics and always had a load of cash.

No arrests were made.

Spink Reports 1795 $10- 9 Leaves Variety Stolen/Lost

The following coin has been reported stolen/lost by Spink .

1795 $10 - 9 Leaves variety. PCGS MS61 Cert # 19335299

Item was sent via registered mail on May 16th. Item was traced to the Chicago metropolitan area where it has since gone missing. Postal claim and police report has been filed.

If anyone has any information please contact:

Matt Orsini (Spink Smythe) 800-556-7826 or Doug Davis 817-723-7231 doug@numismaticcrimes.org

Coins Stolen From Traveling ANA Exhibit

ST. LOUIS COUNTY • Police are looking for the thief or thieves who took six rare Civil War-era gold and silver U.S. coins from the Museum of Transportation over the weekend.

Museum staff and police believe a silver dollar and five gold coins dating back between the 1840s through the 1860s were stolen Saturday or Sunday from glass display cases in a traveling exhibit, “Money of the U.S. Civil War,” commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

1849 Dollar VF, 1857 $3 Gold VF, 1862 $5 Gold VF, 1861 $20 Gold XF, 1847 $10 Gold VF, 1861 $21/2 Gold AU.

Any person having information this offense contact:

St. Louis County Police 314-889-2341

or

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

Dealer Loses $40,000 in Gold Coins

STOLEN COINS FROM ESTATE WHOLESALERS

COINS WERE SHIPPED TO INDIANA AND FLORIDA LOCATIONS.

ORDERED FROM SCAM ON DEAF PERSON TDY RELAY.

1852 $20 PCGS GENIUNE/890692/18537602, 1856-S $20 PCGS GENUINE 891992/18048923, 1857 $20 PCGS GENUINE 892095/16774673, 1858-S $20 PCGS GENUINE 892592/18426196, 1861 $20 PCGS GENUINE 893292-18099457, 1873 $20 ANACS OPEN 3 AU53 2721321, 1873 $20 NGC OPEN 3 AU58 NGC 3391810-006, 1873 $20 OPEN 3 XF45 NGC 3311232-022, 1875-S $20 XF45 NGC 3272145-003, 1875-S $20 AU53 NGC 223667-021, 1876-S $20 AU53 NGC 3225622-006, 1876-S $20 AU58 NGC 120942-002, 1877-S $20 XF45 NGC 2279153-010, 1878-S $20 XF40 ANACS 4172056, 1878-S $20 AU50 NGC 3226152-001, 1883-S $20 AU60 PCGS 9000.50/15143278,

Anyone having information should contact:

Bill Brunner - Estate Wholesalers

203-381-9582

 or

Doug Davis

817-723-7231

doug@numismaticcrimes.org

Stolen Silver Eagles

Burnaby, BC - NCIC is currently assisting the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Burnaby, British Columbia with a case involving 40 First Strike Silver Eagles PCGS MS70. The coins were found in the possession of a suspect during a traffic stop along with other stolen property.

We are attempting to locate the owner of these coins. Any person having any information on this offense should contact the following authorities.

Cst. Morosoff

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

604-294-7882

or

Doug Davis

817-723-7231

SAN DIEGO NOTES STOLEN

El Cajon, CA - Eight examples of Series 1929 Charter 3050 National Currency
were stolen from a secure area of the Wells Fargo Bank at Parkway
Plaza in El Cajon, CA in the late afternoon of December 17, 2010.
These notes were accidentally left unattended on a chair inside a
Safe Deposit Box viewing booth. When the owner of the items returned
for them, remembering that they had been left on the chair and not
returned to the Safe Deposit Box, they were no longer there. Nobody
at the bank was able to account for the missing items which were
each housed in unmarked small size currency holders. Two of the
items were especially scarce Type 2 varieties. Images of those
notes are attached. The owner would very much like to get them back
into his collection. A police report has been filed and an
investigation is underway.

These are the notes that were stolen:

Each is a Series 1929 note from The First National Trust and Savings

Bank of San Diego; Charter 3050 $5 Type 2 A002671 $10 Type 1 B002588A $10 Type 1 B001842A $10 Type 1 E009924A $10 Type 1 D010116A $20 Type 1 D000590A $20 Type 1 C000778A $20 Type 2 A000226

Any collector or dealer having any information on this offense should contact:

El Cajon Police Department 619-579-3311 Case # 10012341 or Andrew Woodruff 619-992-2759 or Doug Davis 817-723-7231

Gold Coins Stolen from Victim

New York, NY - The New York County District Attorney’s Office is investigating the theft of 56 coins with the majority being gold $20Lib/St.Gaudens and graded by PCGS/NGC. A person of interest in the case has been identified as Stephanie Brown.

Listing of Stolen Coins

Description Qty Certification Number(s) $20 Liberty MS-63 1887 S 1 9007.63/4625621 $20 Liberty MS-63 1889 S 1 9012.63/6916441 $20 Liberty MS-63 1890 1 9013.63/50243585 $20 Liberty MS-64 1898 1 1512105-001 $20 Liberty MS-64 1900 S 1 9034.64/50113403 $20 St. Gaudens MS-63 1909 /8 1 9151.63/05859884 $20 St. Gaudens MS-63 1913 S 1 9163.63/13099214 $20 St. Gaudens MS-63 1914 1 9164.64/12053914 $20 St. Gaudens MS-64 1909 1 9150.64/50206298 $20 St. Gaudens MS-64 1922 S 1 9174.64/13048576 $20 St. Gaudens MS-64 1926 S 1 1507082-007 $20 St. Gaudens MS-65 1907 NM 1 9141.65/5676135 $20 St. Gaudens MS-65 1908 D NM 1 9143.65/05961256 $20 St. Gaudens MS-65 1908 D WM 1 9148.65/07421226 $20 St. Gaudens MS-65 1910 1 9154.65/50235227 $20 St. Gaudens MS-65 1910 S 1 9156.65/05927367 $20 St. Gaudens MS-66 1907 NM 1 3164180-005 $20 St. Gaudens MS-67 1908 NM Wells Fargo 1 99142.67/W7690004F $20 St. Gaudens MS-67 1924 1 234402-002 $20 Liberty MS-63 1884 S 1 9002.63/21085931 $20 Liberty MS-64 1885 S 1 9005.64/50109637 $20 Liberty MS-64 1902 S 1 9042.64/06912319 $20 Liberty MS-65 1903 S 1 9044.65/05987491 $20 St. Gaudens MS-66 1914 S 19166.66/05946315 $20 Liberty MS-63 1905 S 1 3252413-011 $20 Liberty MS-64 1892 S 1 912293-001 $20 St. Gaudens MS-64 1909 /8 19151.64/06912350 $20 St. Gaudens MS-62 1908 S 1115740-002 $20 St. Gaudens MS-66 1909 S 1451931-012 $20 Liberty MS-63 1876S 1 8978.63/50046988 $20 Liberty MS-63 1902 1 9041.63/22098290 $20 Liberty MS-65 1903 1 452266-010 $20 Liberty MS-65 1904S 1 9046.65/06693359 $20 Liberty MS-65 1907 D 1 9053.65/06701967 $20 Liberty MS-63 1884 S 1 9002.63/12771600 $20 Liberty MS-63 1885 S 1 9005.63/5531002 $20 Liberty MS-63 1890 1 9013.63/06108278 $20 Liberty MS-64 1894 S 1 9026.64/6567600 $20 Liberty MS-64 1895 S 1 9028.64/50238386 $20 Liberty MS-64 1896 S 1 3231858-015 $20 St. Gaudens MS-65 1911 D 1 9158.65/50154190 $20 St. Gaudens MS-66 1915 S 1 3164432-005 $20 Liberty MS-62 1877S 1 8984.62/14621375 $20 Liberty MS-64 1906 S 1 961158-007 $20 St. Gaudens MS-63 1913 1 9161.63/3859214 $20 Liberty MS-63 1884 S 1 9002.63/05953780 $20 Liberty MS-63 1885 S 1 9005.63/05824065 $20 Liberty MS-63 1888 S 1 570512-006 $20 Liberty MS-63 1899 1 1868098-014 $20 St. Gaudens MS-62 1908 S 1 9149.62/05866092 $20 St. Gaudens MS-64 1908D N/M1 9143.64/14741585 $20 St. Gaudens MS-65 1915 S 1 9168.65/50249234 $20 Liberties MS-63 1899 S 1 372162-009 $20 St. Gaudens MS-65 1916 S 1 9169.65/05927862 Silver Peace Dollars MS-65 2 683081-001, 010115-050

Any Dealer or Collector with information on this offense should contact;

James MacFayden 212-335-4385 or Doug Davis 817-723-7231

Suspects Steal $250,000 While Dealer Loads Vehicle

The South St. Paul Minnesota Police Department is investigating the September 26, 2010 vehicle burglary of coin dealer Lee Orr. At approximately 2:10pm in the afternoon the victim was loading his vehicle preparing to leave a local coin show in South St. Paul. When the victim walked back inside the show to retrieve the last of his inventory two white male suspects smashed the windows in his vehicle and removed two cases of coins.

The following is a partial list of coins; 2 1895 $20 Lib Au/Bu Raw 1 1896 $20 Lib Au/Bu Raw 2 1897-S $20 Lib Au/Bu Raw 1 1900 $20 Lib Au/Bu Raw 1 1901 $20 Lib Au/Bu Raw 1 1904 $20 Lib Au/Bu Raw 1 1906 $20 Lib Au/Bu Raw D or S 1 1907 $20 Lib Au/Bu Raw D or S 7 1908 $20 Saint Au/Bu Raw 3 1910-S $20 Saint Au/Bu Raw 1 1913 $20 Saint AU Raw 1 1913-D $20 Saint AU Raw 1 1914-S $20 Saint Au/Bu Raw 1 1915-S $20 Saint Au/Bu Raw 4 1922 1 1903-S $1 NGC MS62 White 2 1903-O $1 PCGS MS63 White 1 1901-S $1 PCGS MS64 White 1 1894 $1 VF/XF Raw 1 1893-S $1 PCGS VG original 1 1892-CC $1 AU Raw - White Dipped out. 1 1885-S $1 PCGS MS63 White 1 1806 50c ANACS VF30 Deep Gray toning with blue between rims & stars 1 1806 50c VF Raw 1 1808/7 50c AU Raw 1 1809 50c AU Raw 1 1811 50c AU Raw 1 1839-O 50c XF/AU Raw - Cleaned & retoned 1 1872-CC 50c VF/XF Raw - Cleaned & retoned 1 1923-S 25c XF40 Raw 1 1896-S 25c AG Raw 2 1896-S 25c Good Raw 1 1913-S 25c Good Raw 1 1807 10c VF Raw - Obv 1 1812 1c AU Raw - Distinct Rim Nick showing bright copper color, 4 double row boxes raw collector oins with many key dates 1 Double Row Box Slabs Dollars after 1880, Commemoratives, Gold.

Any dealer or collector having information regarding this offense should contact:

Det. Julie Bishop South St. Paul PD 612-747-2409 Or Doug Davis Numismatic Crime Information Center 817-723-7231

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Michigan Dealer's Vehicle Burglarized at Rest Stop

Ohio - On August 28, 2010 a Birmingham, Michigan dealer’s vehicle was burglarized while traveling home from a coin show in Richfield, Ohio. The dealer who was following another dealer stopped at a rest stop to use the rest room. While inside a vehicle described as a black Ford Escape or Explorer occupied by 3 hispanic males drove up alongside the victim’s vehicle and smashed the window removing over $250,000 in inventory.

A partial listing of coins stolen include: 1908S Saint NGC61, 1909 $20 Saint PCGS63, 1878 $3 Gold PCGS58, 1886 Quarter NGC PR65CAM, 1872 Quarter NGC PR65CAM, 1909S IND PCGS63RD, 1822 Trade Dollar PCGS63, 1773 Virginia half cent PCGS Genuine Red UNC, 1882O $10 PCGS VF30 Green Tag and a 1904 Liberty Nickel PCGS66.

Any collector or dealer having information on this offense should contact Det. Eric Weaver Ohio Highway Patrol at 216-587-4305 or Doug Davis at 817-723-7231.

North Carolina Dealer Reports Missing/Stolen Coins

Greensboro, NC - A North Carolina dealer has reported missing/stolen coins during a flight from Cincinnati, Ohio to Greensboro, North Carolina on Saturday September 4, 2010.

The loss includes: 1877 Trade Dollar NGC PR64, 1802 Half dollar ANACS XF45, 1807 Dime NGC MS61, 1911-S $20 NGC MS65, 1835 Quarter ICG XF40, 1878 $3 NGC AU55, 1797 $1 PCGS AU 53 slight lamination on reverse rim at 5:00, 1888 $1 NGC PR65 Cameo,1936 D 31/2 legs ANACS F12, 1878CC Dollar NGC MS63, 1882 CC Dollar NGC MS64, 1897 S Dollar NGC MS64, 1900S Dollar NGC MS 63, 1897 S Dollar NGC MS63, 1893 S Dollar NGC XF40, 1875 Dime NGC MS65, 1877 Twenty Cent NGC PR65 Cameo toning around periphery, 1889 Dime NGC PR66, 1883 Trade Dollar NGC PR64 #1627122002 darker obverse/milky &hazy reverse, 1800 Half dime NGC AU55 #1722617001.

Any dealer or collector having information on this offense should contact Doug Davis at 817-723-7231 or Doug @Numismaticcrimes.org. NumismaticCrimes.org.