Lost Coin Archive

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

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

Tel.: +49 541 96202 50
Fax: +49 541 96202 22
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

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

27.11.2019 - Lost Coins Alert (Reported Nov 27. 2019)

Dear colleagues,

On 8 November 2019, a group of items (via Deutsche Post) was lost on its way from Germany to the Czech Republic.
Please pay attention to this incident.


0041 44 215 10 90

24.11.2019 - Stolen Gold Coin at Verona Show (Reported Nov. 22, 2019)

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to inform that this coin was stolen from our customer in Verona Show



Best Regards

Marco Ranieri

18.11.2019 - Alert Stolen Colombian Collection (Reported Nov. 1, 2019 – updated Nov 18)

Dear numismatic friends,

We have the unfortunate task of informing everyone that a treasure of Colombian numismatics has been stolen. Mr. Gregorio Toulemonde’s apartment, located in Bogota, Colombia, was broken into by a gang of criminals who took his important collection of silver and copper coins of Colombia. The stolen coins were mainly minor pieces from colonial times to the 20th century, many of them unique and/or finest known. This group represents high value for the history of Colombia, in addition to the monetary value. More than 50 years of dedication to numismatics have been unfairly lost in just a few minutes. Any offering of Colombian coins at this point should be closely scrutinized. A detailed list of the stolen coins will be provided soon. A reward is being offered for the recovery of the coins.

For more information on this issue please contact us or Mr. Toulemonde using WhatsApp via +57 (314) 393-5158.

Thank you for your serious attention to this matter.
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC

1/2 Real 1760 Nuevo Reino pillar coin (only known example in private hands)
1 Real of 1760 Nuevo Reino pillar coin (extremely rare.)
1 Centavo coins: Complete 20th Century collection (all known issues; 66 coins)
2 Centavos coins: Complete 20th Century collection (all known issues including the extremely rare 1922; 28 coins)
1/4 Décimo and 1/4 Real pieces: Complete collection of all known issues, including the rare 2-1/2 Centavo Lazareto issue; 130 pieces)
1/2 Décimo and 5 Centavo coins: all known issues through 1878 (complete collection missing only the two pieces of Medellín of 1870; 188 coins).
1 Décimo, 1 Real and 10 Centavos coins: complete collection 1760 through 1978; 165 pieces.
2 Décimos, 2 Reales and 20 Centavos coins: virtually complete collection 1772 through 1979; 157 pieces.
5 Décimos and 50 Centavos coins: all issues including the half peso of Medellín, 1868 to 1980; 153 coins.
Many other rare coins; however the crown-size 1 Peso coins were not stolen.

28.10.2019 - Stolen coins – Germany (Reported Oct. 28, 2019)

X2 lots stolen – please see attachment

Believed to have been fraudulently signed for – once they were in Hamburg, Germany

Many thanks

J N Elias

Baldwin’s of St James’s

10 Charles II Street, St James’s, London SW1Y 4AA

Tel: +44 (0)20 7930 7888

Fax: +44 (0)20 7930 8214


02.10.2019 - Stolen Gold Coins Zürich (Reported Oct. 2, 2019)

Dear IAPN member,

We would like to inform you that some coins from our last auction 336 from 27. & 28. May were stolen.

Please find attached a list with the description and photo of the respective coins.

If you need more information please contact us.

Kind regards

Hess-Divo AG
Löwenstrasse 55
CH-8001 Zürich
Telefon: +41 (0)44 225 40 90
e-mail: mailbox@hessdivo.com