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Alert Stolen Colombian Collection (Reported Nov. 1, 2019)

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 use WhatsApp via +57 (314) 393-5158.

Thank you for your serious attention to this matter.  

Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC

UPDATE 11/11/2019 (a preliminary list of the stolen coins has been released) more details to follow:

  • 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.
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

www.bsjauctions.com

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
www.hessdivo.com

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