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13.12.2021 - IAPN LATEST NEWS

IAPN ONLINE CONGRESS 2021 SUMMARY

Usually, the International Association of Professional Numismatists organizes its General Assembly every year in a different country in the world, but last year because of the pandemic we resolved to cancel the General Assembly scheduled for Marseille in 2020. As the year 2021 has echoed the year 2020, with the pandemic still present, the Executive Committee had to organize a virtual General Assembly for the first time in the history of the association. It took place on September 11th and 12th, 2021.

Zoom session – First day

The first highlight of this IAPN G.A. was the vote for new candidates to become members of our association. This year is quite exceptional because we now have 10 new members, who are as follows:

  • AMOS Media (Mr. Rick AMOS) Associated Member.
  • CNG LLC (Mr. Mike GASVODA) Regular Member.
  • Mariano COHEN (Mr. Mariano COHEN) Regular Member.
  • HERITAGE Auctions (Mr. Cristiano BIERRENBACH) Regular Member.
  • KÖLNER MÜNZKABINETT (Mr. Christoph HEINEN) Regular Member.
  • LUGDUNUM GmbH (Mr. Jonas FLÜCK) Regular Member.
  • MDC – Monnaies de Collection (Mr. Nicolas GIMBERT) Regular Member.
  • MORUZZI Numismatica (Mr. Umberto MORUZZI) Regular Member.
  • Shanna SCHMIDT Numismatics Inc. (Mrs. Shanna SCHMIDT) Regular Member.
  • VILMAR Numismatics LLC (Dr. Constantin MARINESCU) Regular Member.

Welcome to all of them!

Other decisions were made regarding membership : Mark TELLER will become a corresponding member as of January 1st, 2022, and Eric McFADDEN was appointed Honorary President of the association for his years of service as President of the IAPN and the IBSCC (the association’s anti-counterfeiting committee).

Another highlight of our general assembly was undoubtedly the IAPN Book Prize for 2020 (the vote for 2021 was postponed till next year). This prize rewards a numismatic work published the previous year, in this case 2019. That year was abundant in worthy candidates, and it was among more than 16 books that the book by Mr. Robert DELZANNO won 1st place.

Regarding international trade, our president Daniel SEDWICK gave us a report about several new developments in the U.S., namely the application of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) measures to antiquities dealers; activities of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC) and new Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs); and efforts to enforce the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act (CAFRA) of 2000. In Europe, we responded to the EU’s “have your say” forum for implementation of AML measures.
Other topics were debated regarding the life of our association.

The next assembly of our association in 2022 will take place in MALLORCA in Spain, organized by our Spanish members Jesus VICO SA and AUREO & CALICO S.L. at the end of May. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bviEAryMdc&ab_channel=IAPNDigital

Proposals for the following years’ General Assemblies include Marseille in France for 2023, organized by Maison PLATT, and San Francisco in the U.S. for 2024, organized by STEPHEN ALBUM Rare Coins.

Press release by Anne-Claire BARRE – Maison PLATT Paris – IAPN Public Relations. Edition and publication Augi Garcia, Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC.

LINK TO FRENCH VERSION

13.09.2019 - 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,

27.08.2019 - 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

[email protected]

27.08.2019 - 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

27.08.2019 - 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

[email protected]

27.08.2019 - 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.

27.08.2019 - Stolen coin in Belgium (Reported Jan 18, 2019)

Please find a picture of a coin recently stolen in Belgium. It is a gold real of Philips II for Brabant, undated and struck in Antwerpen or Maastricht (mintmark on the back, no picture available).




 

Thanks and kind regards.

Jean-Luc Van der Schueren

27.08.2019 - ROBBERY at Leu Numismatik AG (Reported December 26, 2018)

We are contacting you to let you know that our offices have fallen victim to burglary on Christmas Eve. The thieves stole parts of our Web Auction 6 (9 December 2018), which were currently being prepared for post Christmas-shipment.

An excel-list with short descriptions of all missing coins and pictures of nine higher value items have been attached to this notice (see below). A full list of all 586 stolen lot numbers including pictures and short descriptions can be fe found here: https://leunumismatik.com/9382hf3wj98fcwq0u721sdcc

We urge you have a look at the stolen lots. Reselling thieved ancient coins is not easy – should you be offered any of the missing items or be able to provide any other relevant information, we kindly ask you to contact us or the police immediately at:

Kantonspolizei Zürich
Farid Salem
Bahnhofsplatz 12
8400 Winterthur
Schweiz
+41 52 268 51 61
[email protected]

Leu Numismatik AG
Stadthausstrasse 145
8400 Winterthur
Schweiz
+41 52 214 11 10
[email protected]

We thank you for your support and attention.
Leu Numismatik AG

                                       

27.08.2019 - VOL DE MONNAIES PROVINCIALES (Reported December 24, 2016)

 

A la demande de l’OCBC, nous vous informons du vol de 6 monnaies provinciales dont photos jointes.

 

Si ces pièces vous sont proposées, merci de contacter le service de la documentation de l’OCBC ([email protected]) ou le secrétariat (01.47.44.98.63, et demander le groupe de la documentation) en mentionnant le numéro du dossier, à savoir T47077/2018.

 

Merci pour votre vigilance.

 

 

 

Josiane POINDESSAULT-VEDRINES

 

Tél : +33 1 42 96 10 12

 

[email protected]

 

 

27.08.2019 - Stolen/Missing USPS Express Mail Shipment-Palo Alto, California (Reported December 24, 2018)

 

 

A package being sent express mail to Palo Alto, California has been reported stolen/missing.




 


 

Anyone with information contact:

 

 

 

Doug Davis

 

+1-817-723-7231

 

[email protected]