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06.04.2020 - Eldert Bontekoe – March 21, 1954 – March 30, 2020

Eldert Bontekoe
March 21, 1954 – March 30, 2020
Obituary for Eldert August Bontekoe II
Eldert August Bontekoe II (03/21/1954 – 03/30/2020)

Eldert was a published author, speaker, and a professional numismatist for over 40 years. He was a collector of history for as long as anyone can remember. He achieved the level of Eagle Scout in 1970. The same year he began his professional numismatic career, working part time for a local coin shop. In 1972, he graduated from Grosse Pointe North High School and he started his own business selling US, ancient and medieval coins. He graduated the University of Michigan in 1976 with a Baccalaureate degree in Mechanical Engineering. He immediately went on to become a program manager in Automobile Emissions and Fuel Economy for the EPA. He worked his way up to eventually retire from the EPA as the President of the Emission Compliance Consultants. While working for the EPA, he began building the company, many of us know him for, Pegasi Numismatics, which was launched in 1982. He partnered with Nick Economopolous in 1994 to establish the Pegasi Numismatics that is known around the world and still successfully running to this day.

Pegasi Numismatics was elected member of the I.A.P.N. in 2003 by the General Assembly of Munich. Since then, Eldert had played an active role in the Association by attending most of the annual General Assemblies, including the last one in Carefree. He was a fine member, quiet and clever.

Eldert had many interests other than coin collecting. He had a profound love of Poker. He enjoyed taking trips to Vegas and other casinos around Michigan where he could be found at the poker table! He loved playing the game, but anyone who has had the pleasure of talking with him would know that he always joked about having bad luck! He travelled to many places around the world often seeking a concert, play or museum along the way.

Eldert enjoyed spending time with his family. He loved gathering for Holidays and spending the day at the family cottage. He is survived by a brother Paul Bontekoe (Susan Bontekoe) and sister Leslie Michalzuk (Ken Michalzuk). He was very proud of his nephews/niece and great nephews/niece as well: Jaime Bontekoe (;Lily Bontekoe, Isaac August Bontekoe), Jessica Dinda (David Dinda), Kenneth Michalzuk (Lauren Donovan) and Kevin Michalzuk (Amanda Michalzuk; Henry Michalzuk).

https://www.tributearchive.com/obituaries/12609531/Eldert-Bontekoe

06.04.2020 - Obituary for Eldert August Bontekoe II

Eldert Bontekoe – March 21, 1954 – March 30, 2020

Eldert Bontekoe
March 21, 1954 – March 30, 2020
Obituary for Eldert August Bontekoe II
Eldert August Bontekoe II (03/21/1954 – 03/30/2020)

Eldert was a published author, speaker, and a professional numismatist for over 40 years. He was a collector of history for as long as anyone can remember. He achieved the level of Eagle Scout in 1970. The same year he began his professional numismatic career, working part time for a local coin shop. In 1972, he graduated from Grosse Pointe North High School and he started his own business selling US, ancient and medieval coins. He graduated the University of Michigan in 1976 with a Baccalaureate degree in Mechanical Engineering. He immediately went on to become a program manager in Automobile Emissions and Fuel Economy for the EPA. He worked his way up to eventually retire from the EPA as the President of the Emission Compliance Consultants. While working for the EPA, he began building the company, many of us know him for, Pegasi Numismatics, which was launched in 1982. He partnered with Nick Economopolous in 1994 to establish the Pegasi Numismatics that is known around the world and still successfully running to this day.

Pegasi Numismatics was elected member of the I.A.P.N. in 2003 by the General Assembly of Munich. Since then, Eldert had played an active role in the Association by attending most of the annual General Assemblies, including the last one in Carefree. He was a fine member, quiet and clever.

Eldert had many interests other than coin collecting. He had a profound love of Poker. He enjoyed taking trips to Vegas and other casinos around Michigan where he could be found at the poker table! He loved playing the game, but anyone who has had the pleasure of talking with him would know that he always joked about having bad luck! He travelled to many places around the world often seeking a concert, play or museum along the way.

Eldert enjoyed spending time with his family. He loved gathering for Holidays and spending the day at the family cottage. He is survived by a brother Paul Bontekoe (Susan Bontekoe) and sister Leslie Michalzuk (Ken Michalzuk). He was very proud of his nephews/niece and great nephews/niece as well: Jaime Bontekoe (;Lily Bontekoe, Isaac August Bontekoe), Jessica Dinda (David Dinda), Kenneth Michalzuk (Lauren Donovan) and Kevin Michalzuk (Amanda Michalzuk; Henry Michalzuk).

https://www.tributearchive.com/obituaries/12609531/Eldert-Bontekoe

17.03.2020 - Stolen coins Canada (Reported March 6, 2020)

More than $430K worth of coins, currency stolen from dealer after show

A Vancouver dealer fell victim to a major theft after leaving the Calgary Spring Coin Show & Money Fair this past weekend.

Joe Iorio, owner of J&M Coin and Jewellery, was checking in at the Calgary airport on March 1 when his bags were stolen, according to a notice issued by the Canadian Association of Numismatic Dealers (CAND) on March 3. Altogether, a total of $430,310 worth of numismatic material, including coins, paper money and bullion, was stolen.

For complete list and more details about this robbery please follow the link below:

03.03.2020 - Stolen Coins Long Beach,CA (Reported 2/27/2020)

Long Beach,CA Police Department is investigating a vehicle burglary resulting in the loss of the following coins.
Photos Stolen Ancient Coins

STOLEN ANCIENT COINS And Related Items:
1. Macedonia, Philip II silver tetradrachm, Pella life time issue EF 2. Roman Republican silver denarius, Musa series, muse Thalia Choice EF 3. Hadrian, silver denarius RIC 178, laureate bust, rev. seated and veiled goddess      ch EF 4. Trajan silver denarius, RIC 76, laureate bust, rev. dacian captives ch EF5. Antonius Pius bronze sestertius, RIC 717, laureate head, rev victory flying right      ch. EF6. Galba bronze sesterius, RIC 456, laureate head right, rev. victory advancing VF 7. Byzantine gold solidus, Leo I RIC 605, mint condition 8. Byzantine bronze follis, Anastius, very choice EF 9. Byzantine gold cupped hyperpyron, Christ facing, emperor Manuel reverse, SB     1956 10. Large Gold British Medal in glass lunette, 1845 Prince Albert, rev St. George          Proof 11. Historical Paper Bond Note, Greek revolution of 1824, blue print 12″ X 9″

The offense occurred after leaving the Long Beach Coin Show.
Anyone with information contact:
Doug Davis817-723-7231Doug@numismaticcrimes.org

Numismatic Crime Information Center

03.03.2020 - Stolen coins France (Reported Feb. 20, 2020)

Je te transmets la liste des monnaies volées à notre confrère Jacques Nalet, durant la bourse de Lunéville, dimanche dernier.
Le mode opératoire ressemble à celui du vol de la bourse de Dombasle, en janvier dernier.

Une plainte a été déposée au commissariat de Lunéville.
Tél. 03 83 76 17 17

La liste est en PJ.

26.01.2020 - Robbery after Verona Coin show (First Reported 11.26.2019)

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,
am Sonntag, dem 24.11.2019 nach der Münzbörse “Veronafil” in Verona, Italien, wurde Herr Nuredin Malecka der Firma “Studio Numismatico Skanderbeg” in Fabriano (Italien) bei einem Halt mit seinem Auto an einem Imbiß überfallen. Alles was er dabei hatte, wurde gestohlen. Es handelt sich um sehr viele Münze, zum großen Teil Albanien.
In der Anlage sind einige Bilder. Zusätzlich z. B. 1 Set im Originaletui und Zertifikat mit  500 Leke, 200 Euro 2015 Vatikan Gold mit einem Fleck auf der Portraitseite, viele 50 Leke 1988 Albanien 10 oz mit Zertifikat, viele Probeserien von albanisches Papiergeld 1964 und 1976, viele Leke-Münzen 1992, die komplette Leke Serie 1965 und vieles mehr.
Kontakt: info@numismaticaskanderbeg.com

Dear Sirs,
Back on Sunday, November 24, 2019, after the “Veronafil” coin fair in Verona, Italy, Mr. Nuredin Malecka of the “Studio Numismatico Skanderbeg” company in Fabriano (Italy) was victim of a robbery during a stop with his car for a snack. Everything he had with him was stolen. It was a lot of coin, for the most part Albania.
Please find attached some pictures. Furthemore e.g. 1 set in the original box and with certificate with 500 Leke, 200 Euro 2015 Vatican gold with a spot on the portrait side, many 50 Leke 1988 Albania 10 oz with certificate, many specimen series of Albanian paper money 1964 and 1976, many Leke coins 1992, the complete Leke series 1965 and much more.
Contact: info@numismaticaskanderbeg.com

Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Best regards
Cristina Welzel

Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co. KG
Nobbenburger Straße 4a
49076 Osnabrück
Germany

Tel.: +49 541 96202 50
Fax: +49 541 96202 22
Mail:cristina.welzel@kuenker.de
Web: www.kuenker.de – www.elive-auction.de

26.01.2020 - Bad Checks – Stolen coins (Reported 1/20/2020)

The following coins were bought using a bad check. The check was written by a John Martin using a London address.
Ancient Coins CC93909          Ptolemaic, Ptolemy II; Struck under Ptolemy II (285-246 BC), Octadrachm, 27.76g. Svoronos-475, Sear-7768. Obv: Head of Arsinoe II r., wearing diadem, stephane and veil, behind K. Rx: ΑΡΣΙΝΟΗΣ – ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ Double cornucopia bound with fillet. Formerly NGC XF, 5/5, 4/5.Tiny contact mark on reverse edge at 1:00 . Near Mint State Video Link  https://vimeo.com/361902074 Cc93797            

Zeugitania, Carthage; c. 350-320 BC, Stater, 9.31g. Jenkins-Group IIIf, 37. Obv: Head of Tanit l., wreathed with wheat, wearing necklace of pendants and triple-drop earring. Rx: Horse standing r. on exergual line; group of three small pellets before. From a private Michigan collection.. Mint State Video Link  https://vimeo.com/360878232 Cc93803       

Ptolemaic, Ptolemy II with Arsinöe II, Ptolemy I, & Berenike I; 285-246 BC, Half Mnaïeion, 13.91g. Svoronos-603, CPE-314, Dewing-2753. Obv: Jugate busts of Ptolemy II and Arsinoe II r., ΑΔΕΛΦΩΝ above, Celtic shield behind. Rx: Jugate busts of Ptolemy I and Berenike I r., ΘΕΩΝ above. From a private Michigan collection.. Near Mint State Video Link:  https://vimeo.com/360880558 Cc93798       

Tiberius; 14-37 AD, Lugdunum, Aureus, 7.79g. BM-46, C-15 (40 Fr.), Paris-26, RIC-29 (R ), Calicó-305. Obv: TI CAESAR DIVI – AVG F AVGVSTVS Head laureate r. Rx: PONTIF – MAXIM Livia seated r. holding scepter and branch, throne legs ornamented, footstool below feet, single line beneath throne. From a private Michigan collection. Tribute Penny type in gold.. Mint State / gEF Video Link: https://vimeo.com/360878444 Cc93801       

Gordian III; 238-244 AD, Rome, 240 AD, Aureus, 5.01g. RIC-80 (R ), C-233 (120 Fr.), Calicó-3220. Obv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Bust laureate, draped, cuirassed r. Rx: P M TR P III COS P P Gordian on horse pacing l., raising r. hand and holding spear. From a private Michigan collection.. Mint State Video Link:  https://vimeo.com/360878902 

United States Coins Us70934   Standing Liberty 25¢, 1917-D, Type 1, 25¢, MS66 FH, PCGS/CACSuperb, original mint frost with colors of light amber, orange and pale blue about the devices and peripheries. Hammered striking detail and excellent eye appeal. CAC Verified. From The Live Oak Collection Part 5.  Serial #25689894 Us70952   Standing Liberty 25¢, 1930, 25¢, MS65 FH, PCGS.  Frosty, original white, well struck and true to grade. Still in the old green tag holder. From The Live Oak Collection Part 5.  Serial #
2653642 Us70766  $3 Gold 1874 AU58 PCGS Serial 3348967


Anyone with information please contact:
Doug Davis817-723-7231Doug@numismaticcrimes.org


25.01.2020 - [Canceled] IAPN Congress May 28-31, 2020. MARSEILLE, France.

Dear Members, / Chers Membres,   In the view of the recent events and of the decisions taken overall in the world, it appears that it would be too uncertain to try and maintain our Marseille gathering of the end of May. Au vu des événements récents, et des décisions prises partout dans le monde, il semble trop hasardeux d’essayer de maintenir notre réunion de Marseille de la fin du mois de mai.  Therefore, in full agreement with the organisers, we have decided to cancel the General Assembly of Marseille of the end of May 2020.C’est pourquoi, en accord avec les organisateurs, nous avons décidé que l’Assemblée Générale de Marseille de la fin mai 2020 est annulée.   We will think about what must and will be done in the full respect of our rules and in the best interest of all, and will let you know as soon as possible. Nous allons réfléchir à ce qui peut et doit être fait dans le plein respect de nos règles et au mieux des intérêts de chacun, et vous en informerons dès que possible.  I wish you all to go through those though times as well as possible, and remain,Yours sincerely. Je vous souhaite de traverser ces temps difficiles le mieux possible, et vous adresse mes salutations les meilleures. 

UPDATE: The General Assembly of the IAPN 2020 in the city of Marseille,
from Thursday May 28th to Sunday May 31st, 2020 has been Canceled.

REGISTRATION FORMS:

For more information please contact the official organizers at:

MAISON PLATT
49, rue de Richelieu 75001 PARIS 
Tél. : 01 42 96 50 48 
maisonplatt@hotmail.fr

21.01.2020 - Stolen Roman Gold Coins (Reported January 11, 2020)


A la demande du Commandant Xavier MATRAT de la BRB, (Procédure judiciaire sous le répertoire BRB
2019/402 pour vol d’un objet mobilier classé ou inscrit sous couvert du Parquet de PARIS.)
Je vous informe du vol de 3 aureii de l’Empereur Postume (260-269) frappés à Trèves lors de la même
émission à l’occasion de célébrations religieuses.
Claude Burgan (01 42 96 95 57) burgan@wanadoo.fr Diffusion SNENNP et AINP et à diffuser largement.
Aureus de Postume serti dans une monture octogonale en or en opus interrasile à
décor de feuilles de lierre frappé à Trèves en 263. Hauteur avec bélière 3,9 cm Diamètre 3,4 cm.
Droit : POSTVMVS PIVS AVG, Tête laurée de l’empereur Postume à droite
Revers : INDVLG PIA POSTVMI AVG, Postume recevant un suppliant.
Aureus de Postume serti dans une monture ronde en or en opus interrasile frappé à Trèves en 263. Hauteur
avec bélière 4,0 cm ; Diamètre 3,5 cm.
Droit : POSTVMVS PIVS AVG, Tête laurée de l’empereur Postume à droite
(260-269). Revers : INDVLG PIA POSTVMI AVG, Postume recevant un suppliant.
Aureus de Postume serti dans une monture octogonale en or en opus interrasile à décor de feuilles de lierre
frappé à Trèves en 263. Hauteur avec bélière 3,9 cm ; Diamètre 3,4 cm.
Droit : POSTVMVS PIVS AVG, Tête laurée de l’empereur Postume