NCIC Reports Two Significant Coin Thefts

The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) has reported two significant coin thefts and is asking for the public’s help. The first involved a United States Postal Service (USPS) package that was on its way to Danbury, CT. It’s last known location was in a Boston processing center. The complete list of coins involved is listed below. With the exception of a 1788 Vermont Copper, all of the coins have been graded by either PCGS or NGC. That means dealers and collectors should be on the lookout for them.

  • 1788 Vermont Copper, RR-26 Raw Raw
  • 1847 1c PCGS MS65 BN 1877.65/39819882
  • 1847/7 1c PCGS AU58 1880.58/39819884
  • 1867 1c PCGS AU58 CAC 2088.58/32268977
  • 1868 1c PCGS MS64 RB CAC 2092.64/32268978
  • 1870 1c PCGS MS63 BN CAC 2097.63/32268979
  • 1862 3c Silver PCGS MS64 OGH Gold CAC 3680.64/9426087
  • 1941 Jefferson 5c Proof PCGS PF66 CAC 4178.66/39822548
  • 1798/7 10c PCGS VF30 Rattler CAC 4468.30/6179813
  • 1805 10c 4 Berries PCGS MS63 Gold CAC 4477.62/5582207
  • 1807 10c PCGS F15 Rattler 4480.15/7314853
  • 1892 10c PCGS AU55 4796.55/28911974
  • 1937-D 10c NGC MS65 Fatty CAC 267031-010
  • 1943-D 10c NGC MS65 FB Fatty Gold CAC 177902-006
  • 1892 25c PCGS AU58 5601.58/35251567
  • 1899-S 25c PCGS AU53 5624.53/60138610
  • 1909 25c PCGS MS62 5653.62/18000269
  • 1806 50c PCGS VF25 6071.25/32268983
  • 1809 50c PCGS AU50 6092.50/29729394
  • 1839-O 50c PCGS XF40 CAC 6181.40/16970843
  • 1897-S 50c NGC VG08 3738573-021
  • 1894 50c PCGS AU58 6468.58/32052302
  • 1939 Walking Lib 50c Proof PCGS PF65 OGH CAC 6639.65/1445295
  • 1942-D Waking Lib 50c NGC MS64 Fatty CAC 2023910-017
  • 1944-D Walking Lib 50c NGC MS65 Fatty Gold CAC 136465-021
  • 1946-D Walking Lib 50c NGC MS64 Fatty CAC 137207-008
  • 1947-D Walking Lib 50c NGC MS64 Fatty CAC 133243-004
  • 1849-D $2.5 PCGS AU58 CAC 7754.58/39806062
  • 1924 Saint PCGS MS64 Rattler CAC 9177.64/3005187
  • 1892 Columbian PCGS MS65 9296.65/32268985
  • A. Bechtler G$1 PCGS AU58 CAC 10040.58/25362419
  • Alabama 50c PCGS MS63 Rattler CAC 9224.63/1117258
  • Bay Bridge 50c PCGS 65 Doily CAC 9254.65/3129508
  • Spanish Trail 50c PCGS MS63 OGH Gold CAC 9376.63/3302264
  • 1806 GB 1D PCGS MS66 RB OGH 202233.66/9413783
  • 1861 Mexico 2R PCGS MS66 517548.66/81789452
  • 1829 Mexico 8R PCGS VF30 159340.30/81452057
  • 1943 Swiss 1Fr NGC MS67 196382-009
  • 1943 Swiss 1Fr NGC MS67 196370-024
  • (Ca. 1650) Skull Token, Renesse-72 AE, PCGS MS66 BN 73885.66/39839836

The second of these thefts involved a package in Virginia Beach, Virginia. A FedEx package arrived but a long list of items were missing from the package. Like the Boston theft, most of these coins have been graded by PCGS or NGC.

  • 30330342 8860 1908-D Indian Motto CAC $10 MS62
  • 11451782 20502 1981 Willa Cather-Gold Medal 1/2 oz MS65
  • 11451783 20503 1981 Mark Twain Medal 1 oz MS65
  • 16106016 20506 1983 Alexander Calder-Gold Medal 1/2 oz MS65
  • 25190578 9892 1995 Gold eagle $25 MS64
  • 71662978 9937 1998 Gold Eagle World Trade Center $50 MS69
  • 24014260 9777 1999-W Washington $5 MS69
  • 8874467 89999 2006 Am Buffalo First Strike $50 MS69
  • 11578078 393327 2008 American Buffalo .9999 Fine Gold $50 MS69
  • 16106007 418866 2010-W American Buffalo First Strike .9999 Fine Gold $50 PR69DCAM
  • 33589254 593804 2016 Am. Buffalo 10th Anniv.¬†First Strike $50 MS70
  • 14064055 395700 2008-W Jackson’s Liberty $10 MS69
  • 15899988 395702 2008-W Van Buren’s Liberty $10 MS69
  • 15656667 404569 2009-W Julia Tyler First Strike $10 MS69
  • 15805568 404567 2009-W Letitia Tyler First Strike $10 MS69
  • 15899991 404564 2009-W Anna Harrison $10 MS70
  • 16106008 404572 2009-W Margaret Taylor $10 MS70
  • 16490958 418378 2010-W Abigail Fillmore First Strike $10 MS70
  • 20239395 506967 2011-W Julia Grant $10 MS70
  • 24308728 506969 2011-W Lucretia Garfield $10 MS69
  • 20662671 506966 2011-W Eliza Johnson $10 MS70
  • 26741772 512927 2012-W Caroline Harrison First Strike $10 MS70
  • 24098576 506968 2011-W Lucy Hayes $10 MS69
  • 28601953 518112 2013-W Ida McKinley First Strike $10 MS70
  • 83924688 598540 2016-W Betty Ford $10 MS70
  • 83924689 596079 2016-W Patricia Nixon $10 MS70
  • 11451779 152125 2007-W Dolley Madison $10 PR70DCAM
  • 16012094 152123 2007-W Jefferson’s Liberty $10 PR70DCAM
  • 12516655 395708 2008-W Jackson’s Liberty $10 PR70DCAM
  • 14064054 395710 2008-W Van Buren’s Liberty $10 PR69DCAM
  • 19920042 395706 2008-W Louisa Adams $10 PR69DCAM
  • 15113494 404584 2009-W Margaret Taylor First Strike $10 PR69DCAM
  • 15656669 404580 2009-W Julia Tyler First Strike $10 PR69DCAM
  • 20376332 506976 2011-W Eliza Johnson $10 PR70DCAM
  • 20653290 506977 2011-W Julia Grant $10 PR69DCAM
  • 20821812 506978 2011-W Lucy Hayes $10 PR69DCAM
  • 24308726 506979 2011-W Lucretia Garfield $10 PR69DCAM
  • 26789439 512933 2012-W Frances Cleveland 1st First Strike $10 PR70DCAM
  • 28855531 518123 2013-W Ida McKinley First Strike $10 PR69DCAM
  • 83924690 598538 2016-W Betty Ford $10 PR70DCAM
  • 24098581 507309 2011-W Medal of Honor $5 PR69DCAM
  • 26518720 511547 2012-W Star Spangled Banner $5 MS68
  • 28170181 517656 2013-P Five Star General First Strike $5 MS69
  • 28170182 517656 2013-P Five Star General First Strike $5 MS69
  • 83802089 623501 2017-W Boy’s Town First Strike $5 PR70DCAM
  • 83886124 623501 2017-W Boy’s Town First Strike $5 PR70DCAM
  • 35021351 670343 2018-W Breast Cancer Awareness First Strike $5 PR68DCAM
  • 4466789-001 1976 SWO-521D 0.415 ounce, D1976-3c Medal PF69 Ultra Cam
  • 16106010 20500 1980 Marion Anderson Medal 1/2 oz. MS66
  • 16106009 20501 1980 Grant Wood Medal 1 oz. MS66
  • 16106012 20502 1981 Willa Cather-Gold Medal 1/2 oz. MS65
  • 21492434 20503 1981 Mark Twain Medal 1 oz. MS67
  • 16106014 20504 1982 Frank Lloyd Wright Medal 1/2 oz. MS66
  • 16106013 20505 1982 Louis Armstrong Medal 1 oz. MS64
  • 15324140 20506 1983 Alexander Caldwell Medal 1/2 oz. MS67
  • 11451787 20507 1983 Robert Frost Medal 1 oz. MS64
  • 11451788 20508 1984 John Steinbeck Medal 1/2 oz. MS67
  • 11451789 20509 1984 Helen Hayes Medal 1 oz. MS67
  • Complete set American Arts Medallions

Both of these thefts are particularly significant given the overall value of the coins and the rarity of many of them.

If anyone has any information on these thefts or finds one of these coins, please contact Doug Davis at NCIC. They can be reached at 817-723-7231 or Doug@numismaticcrimes.org. Collectors, dealers and the general pubic are also asked to keep an eye out for any of the coins listed in these thefts. It is possible there could be attempts to sell some of them.

The Numismatic Crime Information Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation whose mission is to serve as a national and international resource for collectors, dealers and law enforcement in the education, prevention and investigation of crimes involving coins, paper money, tokens, medals and related numismatic items.

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