Lost Coin Archive

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:

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.


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 Davis817-723-7231Doug@numismaticcrimes.org

List of stolen/missing coins:

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

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

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