Lost Coin Archive

26 Ancient Coins Stolen in Belgium (Reported 12 December, 2016)

Dear Colleagues / Chers Collègues,

Please find a list of 26 coins stolen in Belgium.

Click here for the list.

Thank you and best regards.

Rare prototype 1928A $1 US Silver Certificate

The Mandeville Police Department is investigating the theft of a very rare prototype 1928A $1 US Silver Certificate SPECIMEN bearing serial number 000000. The specimen was packaged in PMG Paper Money Guaranty holder with label bearing certification number 1606400-017 for the certificate face and certification number 1606401-001 for the certificate back. 



Anyone with information contact:


Det. Jason Redeaux



12 Caesars in Gold – Burglary in Seattle, WA – USA

Detectives with the Seattle, WA Police Department are investigating a residential burglary resulting in the loss of a complete collection of 12 Caesars in VF+ condition.


Anyone with information contact: 

Doug Davis


[email protected]

Stolen Coins at NUMISMATA Berlin 2016

On October 16, 2016 there were several coins stolen from Johannes Stucker at the table Number 130-133.

Please see the following two fax pages of the stolen coins: 

Fax Page A

Fax Page B


October 18, 2012 – Coin Theft in Train

Zurich-based auction house Numismatica Ars Classica informed us about a coin theft that took place in the train going from Zurich via Visp to Martigny on the afternoon of October 18, 2012.

The following coins were stolen:

Octavianus, Aureus, 8.01g – NAC Auction 67 / lot 104

Vespasianus, Aureus, 7.39g – NAC Auction 67 / lot 132

Antoninus Pius, Aureus, 7.28g – NAC Auction 67 / lot 155

Marcus Aurelius, Aureus, 7.18g – NAC Auction 67 / lot 159

Lucius Verus, Aureus, 6.41g – NAC Auction 67 / lot 165

Geta, Aureus, 7.21g – NAC Auction 67 / lot 194

Maximinus II Daia, Aureus, 5.38g. – NAC Auction 67 / lot 222

Caracalla, Aureus, 7.42g – UBS Auction 78, lot 1764

All coins are Gold and exceedingly rare. Should you be offered or have been offered one of these coins or a group of them, then please contact Numismatica Ars Classica.