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Stolen Collection in Germany (Reported Sept. 10, 2019)

Dear Colleague,
Please be aware of this important collection which has been stolen in Germany.
Kind regards,

Thefts-USPS-San Antonio,TX Area (Reported April 15, 2019)

Postal Inspectors are investigating several missing coin shipments via USPS to San Antonio.

The incidents occurred between 2/25 and 3/28. It is believed that the shipments were stolen in San Antonio. 

Stolen Coins:

U.S. PHILIPPINES 1 PESO SILVER CROWN 1905-S CH AU

PHILIPPINES 8-COIN PROOF SET 1976 IN CASE W/ CERTIFICATE & 2 SILVER COINS

1975 Philippines 8-Coin Proof Set – Original Box/COA

1904 Proof 20 Centavos US-Philippines Silver Coin PCGS PR63 SN 90324.63/24894168

1903 Proof 50 Centavos US-Philippines Silver Coin PCGS PR64 SN 90367.64/34293490

1904 10 Centavos US-Philippines Proof Silver Coin NGC PF64 SN 4497067-011 

1903 10 Centavos US-Philippines Proof Silver Coin NGC PF63 SN 2722543-008

1903 50 Centavos US-Philippines Proof Silver Coin

1904 10 Centavos US-Philippines Proof Silver Coin NGC PF64 SN 2728030-007

1903 ONE CENTAVO U.S. PHILIPPINES PCGS PROOF UNC SN 90147.97/83981480

1903 FIVE CENTAVOS NGC PF63 U.S. PHILIPPINES SN 2721832-007

1903 TEN CENTAVOS PCGS PR58 U.S. PHILIPPINES SN 90268.58/83597173

1903 TWENTY CENTAVOS PCGS PR62 U.S. PHILIPPINES SN 90323.62/34486085

PHILIPPINES 1906 5 Centavos XF – Proof Only Date – Mintage = 500

PHILIPPINES 1975 1-5-10-25 Sentimos 1-5 Piso Proof – 6 coins

PHILIPPINES 1920 10 Centavos Silver AU-UNC

PHILIPPINES 1903S 10 Centavos Silver XF-AU

PHILIPPINES 1904 50 Centavos Silver AU-UNC 

PHILIPPINES 1 Piso 1975 PROOF

PHILIPPINES 10 Sentimos 1976 PROOF

PHILIPPINES 10 Sentimos 1975 PROOF PHILIPPINES 5 Sentimos 1975 PROOF

PHILIPPINES 25 Sentimos 1975 PROOF

PHILIPPINES 1 Piso 1976 PROOF

PHILIPPINES 25 Sentimos 1976 PROOF 1947 Philippines Silver 1 Peso Douglas MacArthur Low Mintage 90% Silver

1941 M PHILIPPINES USA 20 CENTAVOS GRADED MS64 BY NGCSN 4718842-010

Philippine 1962 MS65 NGC 10C Coin with Die used to Strike Coin, Marked “S365PIL”SN 3352223-005

1903 USPI 20C Proof NGC PF63 w/Wings

 

Anyone with information contact:

Dave Gonsewski

Special Agent USPS OIG San Antonio Field Office

+1-210-247-0774

or

Doug Davis

+1-817-723-7231

Doug@numismaticcrimes.org

Fedex parcel stolen in Los Angeles (Reported March 26, 2019)

A Fedex parcel was stolen in Los Angeles on March 15, 2019, in the morning. There were 3 coins inside : 

  • France, gold 100 francs 1864 A (slab PCGS MS64).
  • Mexico, gold 20 Pesos 1866 (slab PCGS MS63).
  • Russia, commemorative silver ruble 1834 (with Alexander column on reverse) (slab PCGS MS63PL).

 

If you see some of these coins, please call us. Thank you for your help in this matter.

Yours Sincerely,

Philippe Veuve

Tel  +41 22 320 46 40

Missing/Stolen-Rare Aluminum Morgan Finest Known-USPS (Reported March 18, 2019)

The package contained the following coin:

 

1885 Edge Lettered Aluminum Snowden $1 Morgan PCGS PR68 Cameo Judd-1749 CAC. It is a very rare and unique coin. It is an aluminum Morgan and is one of only 6 in the world with this one being the best grade.

If anyone has information contact:

Doug Davis

+1-817-723-7231

Doug@numismaticcrimes.org

Coins stolen from the Aden Museum (Reported March 8, 2019)

The Yemeni Government has reported that a hoard of Axumite (Ethiopian) and late Roman gold coins previously in the inventory of the Aden Museum were stolen during the ongoing civil war.

The coins are further described in a publication entitled, STUART MUNRO-HAY, The al-Madhāriba Hoard of Gold Aksumite and Late Roman Coins, The Numismatic Chronicle (1966-) Vol. 149 (1989), pp. 83-100 (available at https://www.jstor.org/stable/42667572?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents).

Furthermore, the Antiquities Coalition, an archaeological advocacy group, is also publicizing this loss.  See https://theantiquitiescoalition.org/uncategorized/publics-help-needed-to-recover-blood-antiquities/  (see linked publication at pages 117-144).

You should contact national law enforcement authorities if you are offered  any of these coins.