Lost Coin Archive

27.06.2023 - ALERT: TNT/FedEx Lost Package – Transit from Bratislava, Slovakia to Nebraska, USA

Regrettably, we have encountered a situation involving a lost package handled by TNT/FEDEX, which contained several coins from our auction en route to our client in the USA.

Courier: TNT/FedEx
Shipment Nr.: 117657584; the shipment cleared customs in the USA on May 17, 2023, and no further updates have been available since then.
Recipient: located in Linwood, Nebraska
Value: EUR 21,412.00

The coins included in the package (please refer to the attached images) are as follows:
0015 – Hexadrachm, BIATEC type, Celtic coinage
0023 – Obol (2nd half of 3rd century BC), CALES type, Celtic coinage
0036 – Denar, Boleslaus II (972-999), Bohemia
0040 – Denar, Bedrich (1173-1189), Bohemia
0050 – Thaler (1520-1523), Stephan Schlick, Bohemia
1085 – Hexadrachm (around 70-40 BC), NONNOS type, Celtic coinage

If anyone possesses any information regarding this matter, please contact:
Mr. Andrej Macho
Macho & Chlapovič
t: +421 239 020 432
m: +421 917 900 113
e: [email protected]

0015 – Hexadrachm, BIATEC type, Celtic coinage
0023 – Obol (2nd half of 3rd century BC), CALES type, Celtic coinage
0036 – Denar, Boleslaus II (972-999), Bohemia
0040 – Denar, Bedrich (1173-1189), Bohemia
0050 – Thaler (1520-1523), Stephan Schlick, Bohemia
1085 – Hexadrachm (around 70-40 BC), NONNOS type, Celtic coinage

13.12.2021 - Great Britain Gold Crown “Commonwealth of England” 1652 Stolen

Offense: Burglary
Incident location: Transit CA to NC
Investigating Agency: USPS
Report Number: N/A


A package being shipped registered mail with four coins inside from San Diego, CA to North Carolina was received with one coin missing. The package had been slit open and re-taped.

Stolen Coin:

Great Britain Gold Crown “Commonwealth of England” 1652
PCGS AU55 PCGS cert # 144322.55/05250592

Anyone with information contact:
Doug Davis
[email protected]

19.08.2021 - Stolen Coins in Zürich

We would like to report some coins from Hess-Divo auction #339 on 10/22/2020 as stolen.

Please find attached the photos with the descriptions.

 Any information regarding this coin please contact:

 Hess-Divo AG Löwenstrasse 55CH-8001 Zürich

Telefon: +41 (0)44 225 40 90e-mail: [email protected]

28.05.2021 - Collection of Celtic coins stolen May 2021

Please find attached a warning from our Geneva colleagues regarding a stolen collection of Celtic coins.
Thanks in advance for your attention to this matter.

Bonjour Jean-Luc, J’espère que tu vas bien et que cela « rouvre » en Belgique. On vient de nous signaler le vol d’une collection de monnaies gauloises importantes en Suisse. Nous allons essayer d’en dresser un inventaire au plus vite, mais ce serait bien de faire déjà passer l’information au plus vite. Il y a notamment : 

  • Cantii, ¼ gold stater.
  • Corietauvi, gold stater.
  • Corietauvi, silver stater.
  • Dobuni, gold stater.
  • Trinovantes-Catavalauni, gold stater.
  • Coriosolites, billon stater.
  • Parisii, gold stater.
  • Germani, gold stater.
  • Danube, silver tetradrachm.

 Merci de faire suivre et de nous contacter si l’une ou plusieurs de ces monnaies refont surface ! Bien Cordialement, Philippe  Philippe Veuve 


  Rond-Point de Plainpalais, 11205 Genève / Suisse   Tel  +41 22 320 46 40Fax +41 22 329 21 62 [email protected]www.ngsa.ch

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
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

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 Davis817-723-7231[email protected]

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