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12.03.2021 - Stolen Coins – March 10 – Frankfurt

Dear Colleagues,
We would like to inform you that a series of coin shipments sent from Switzerland to Germany, all going through customs at Frankfurt Airport, have been stolen.
Four shipments were sent by registered mail on 2 March 2021 and all went through customs at Frankfurt Airport on 6 March. In each case the, as yet unknown culprit, removed the sticker with the attached documentation, opened the parcel, and removed the inner package with the coins. The empty parcels were then returned to the Post to be distributed to their addressees, all in differing German cities. The fact that the shipments were delivered to different German addresses, as well as the fact that we had no other problems with any other shipments during this period, makes it clear that the theft had to have happened after the parcels were exported from Switzerland, most likely in the sorting center at the Frankfurt airport.
The German police authorities are currently investigating this series of thefts.
Should you see or be offered any of the coins listed below, please let us know and we will contact the authorities.
Best wishes from Zurich,
Alan WalkerNomos AG

We attach a list of the stolen coins:

26.02.2021 - Stolen coins Alert – London to NY – Fedex

Unfortunately, Atlas Numismatics is dealing with a lost FedEx package that contained several coins that we purchased from a London Coins auction in December 2020.


This Fedex parcel has disappeared (last scan on 14 December, 2020). Please alert members to look out for the items listed below, in case they show up.
In addition, we have already alerted the BNTA (bnta.net) and Mr. Doug Davis at NCIC (http://numismaticcrimes.org) to inform them.

Shipper: LondonCoins Ltd. 4-6 Upper Street South, New Ash Green, Kent, DA3 8JJ, U.K. (Tel. +44-01474-871464)

Recipient: Atlas Numismatics 18 Bridge St., Ste. 3A, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA (Tel. +1-718-643-4383)

FedEx International AWB #772310158440
Shipment Scheduled: Wednesday, 9 December 2020
Travel History: Monday, 14 December 2020 – 5:03 PM – CRAYFORD GB – Left FedEx origin facility

FedEx (U.K) scanned pkg. out of BQHA (Crayford depot) going to ZLXA (Martsongate). It was then scanned at ZLXA going to LHRA.

LOT #URLDescription
565https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?lot=565&p=lot&sid=4323Costa Rica 2 Pesos Gold 1866 GW KM#113 GVF
590https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?lot=590&p=lot&sid=4323German New Guinea (2) 2 Pfennigs 1894A KM#2 A/UNC and Pfennig 1894A KM#1 A/UNC
665https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?lot=665&p=lot&sid=4323Mexico 2 Escudos 1859 GA JG KM#380.3 VF
1311https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?lot=1311&p=lot&sid=4323Crown 1696 ESC 94, Bull 1004 PCGS MS63
1353https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?lot=1353&p=lot&sid=4323Farthing 1799 Peck 1279 UNC
1956https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?lot=1956&p=lot&sid=4323Sovereign 1887 Jubilee Head, S.3866
2199https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?lot=2199&p=lot&sid=4323Sovereign 1957 Marsh 297 UNC
2201https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?lot=2201&p=lot&sid=4323Sovereign 1958 Marsh 298 UNC
2202https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?lot=2202&p=lot&sid=4323Sovereign 1958 Marsh 298 UNC
2204https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?lot=2204&p=lot&sid=4323Sovereign 1958 Marsh 298 UNC
2205https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?p=lot&sid=4323&lot=2205Sovereign 1959 Marsh 299 A/UNC
2207https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?p=lot&sid=4323&lot=2207Sovereign 1959 Marsh 299 Lustrous UNC
2208https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?p=lot&sid=4323&lot=2208Sovereign 1959 Marsh 299 UNC
2209https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?p=lot&sid=4323&lot=2209Sovereign 1959 Marsh 299 UNC
2210https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?p=lot&sid=4323&lot=2210Sovereign 1963 GEF
2211https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?p=lot&sid=4323&lot=2211Sovereign 1963 Marsh 301 Lustrous UNC
2215https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?lot=2215&p=lot&sid=4323Sovereign 1963 Marsh 301 Lustrous UNC
2217https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?lot=2217&p=lot&sid=4323Sovereign 1963 Marsh 301 Lustrous UNC
2219https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?lot=2219&p=lot&sid=4323Sovereign 1963 Marsh 301 Lustrous UNC
2220https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?lot=2220&p=lot&sid=4323Sovereign 1963 Marsh 301 Lustrous UNC
2221https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?p=lot&sid=4323&lot=2221Sovereign 1963 Marsh 301 Lustrous UNC,
2223https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?lot=2223&p=lot&sid=4323Sovereign 1963 Marsh 301 UNC
2224https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?lot=2224&p=lot&sid=4323Sovereign 1963 Marsh 301 UNC/AU
2226https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?lot=2226&p=lot&sid=4323Sovereign 1965 Marsh 303 Lustrous UNC
2229https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?lot=2229&p=lot&sid=4323Sovereign 1966 Marsh 304 Lustrous UNC
2230https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?lot=2230&p=lot&sid=4323Sovereign 1966 Marsh 304 Lustrous UNC
2231https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?lot=2231&p=lot&sid=4323Sovereign 1966 Marsh 304 Lustrous UNC,
2233https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?lot=2233&p=lot&sid=4323Sovereign 1967 Marsh 305 A/UNC
2237https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?lot=2237&p=lot&sid=4323Sovereign 1967 Marsh 305 GEF/UNC
2238https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?lot=2238&p=lot&sid=4323Sovereign 1967 Marsh 305 Lustrous UNC
2240https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?lot=2240&p=lot&sid=4323Sovereign 1967 Marsh 305 Lustrous UNC
2241https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?lot=2241&p=lot&sid=4323Sovereign 1967 Marsh 305 UNC
2242https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?lot=2242&p=lot&sid=4323Sovereign 1967 Marsh 305 UNC

Please contact the representative below for further information:

Christopher Baker 
Atlas Numismatics
18 Bridge Street, Suite 3A
Brooklyn NY 11201 USA
Tel. +1 (718) 643-4383; Fax +1 (718) 643-4384
atlasnumismatics.com
Please see our full Terms and Conditions here.

08.02.2021 - Missing/Stolen MADISON, WISCONSIN U.S.A

Date: 02/02/2021
Offense: Missing/Stolen
Location of offense: MADISON, WISCONSIN
Investigating Agency: USPS/Madison PD
Report Number: 21-39262

Details:
A USPS package shipped from Nebraska to Madison, WI has been reported missing/stolen. The coins supposedly were left at the recipient’s front door.

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

List of stolen/missing coins:

10.08.2020 - Stolen Coins in Brussels – (Reported July 2020)

Stolen Coins in Brussels – July 2020
Dear Colleagues,

Please find pictures of the coins stolen in Brussels on July 30, 2020.

See attached files for photos of the coins listed below

FELIPE IV. Segovia, Ingenio. 50 reales. 1651
FELIPE V. Méjico. oXM. 8 escudos. 1713 sobre 03.
CARLOS III. Nuevo Reino. Real. 1760. JV
CARLOS III. Popayán. 8 escudos. 1777. SF.
FRANCIA. Carlos VI de Valois. Cordero de oro. 1380-1422
FELIPE V. Segovia, Ingenio. 8 escudos. 1723 sobre 1.
FERNANDO VI. Santa Fé de Nuevo Reino. 8 escudos. 153 (1753).
Rome : aureus TITUS
Rome : aureus HADRIANUS


Juana y Carlos 2 reales. México
Juana y Carlos 4 reales. México
Felipe V 1/2 escudo. 1744. Sevilla. PJ. VI-1288.
Carlos III 2 escudos. 1788. Madrid. M. VI-1297.
Carlos III 2 escudos. 1779. Popayán. SF. VI-1378. R.B.O.
Carlos IV Escudo. 1792. Madrid. MF. Vi-907.
Carlos IV 2 escudos. 1789. Madrid MF. VI-1039.
Carlos IV 2 escudos. 1798. Madrid. MF
Carlos IV 2 escudos. 1800. Madrid. MF
Carlos IV 2 escudos. 1801. Madrid. FA
Carlos IV 2 escudos. 1801. Madrid. FA
FELIPE IV 2 maravedís. Sin fecha. Trujillo
FELIPE V 1/2 escudo. 1745. Sevilla
FERNANDO VI 1/2 escudo. 1756. Madrid. JB
FERNANDO VI 1/2 escudo. 1757. Madrid. JB
FERNANDO VI 1/2 escudo. 1757. Madrid. JB.
FERNANDO VI 1/2 escudo. 1758. Madrid. JB
CARLOS III 4 reales. 1773. Potosí. JR
CARLOS III 1/2 escudo. 1773. Madrid. PJ.
CARLOS III 1/2 escudo. 1774. MAdrid. PJ.
CARLOS III 1/2 escudo. 1775. Madrid.
CARLOS III 1/2 escudo. 1786. Madrid. DV
CARLOS III 1/2 escudo. 1786. Madrid
CARLOS III 1/2 escudo. 1788. Madrid. M.
CARLOS III 1/2 escudo. 1788. Sevilla. C
Lote 4 piezas 8 reales: Lima (1) y México (3).
GRAN BRETAÑA. Medalla Vernon. Portobello S/F.
GRAN BRETAÑA. Medalla Vernon. Portobello 1739
GRAN BRETAÑA. Medalla Vernon. Portobello 1739. CHAGRE

Thanks and kind regards,

Jean-Luc Van der Schueren,
14 rue de la Bourse, 1000 BRUXELLES, Belgium tél.: +32-2-513 3400
IAPN General secretary and Executive Director

11.06.2020 - Lost/Stolen Coins South Australia

Dear members,

Please find attached a report about coins apparently stolen in 2017-2018.

Kind regards,

Jean-Luc Van der Schuere

The coins were stolen some time between mid 2017 until August 2018 from a property in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. Australia.

· 1813 Holey Dollar ‘1792’
· 1813 The Dump Fifteen Pence
· 1852 Adelaide One Pound
· 1930 One Penny
· Aegean turtle silver stater

Noble Numismatics

11.06.2020 - Lost/Stolen Coins – Holland (reported June 1-2, 2020)

Dear Colleagues,

The following coins have been robbed in Holland in the night from 1st to 2nd of June.

Kind regards,

Jean-Luc Van der Schueren,

Beste leden van de NVMH,

In de nacht van 1 op 2 juni jongstleden werden tijdens een inbraak in de oudheidkamer van Egmond aan Zee de bijgevoegde gouden munten gestolen. Mochten de munten u aangeboden worden, gaarne direct contact opnemen met de eigenaar (Dhr. C. Prins – zie e-mailadres in cc) en/of de politie.

France, Ecu d’or Toulouse 1637
England, Quarter Laurel Sp. 2642
Nederland, Gouden rijder Holland 1750
Duitsland, Dukaat Braunschweig Wolfenbuttel 1739

Alvast hartelijk dank voor uw oplettendheid!

Met vriendelijke groet,
Jacco Scheper, voorzitter NVMH

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