The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 1900 Double Eagle. The PCGS graded Double Eagle has not arrived at its destination after several weeks and has been reported missing or stolen.
The coin was shipped via USPS from New York to Palos Verdes Estates, California. The last scan of the package was in the Los Angels area but it has never been received by the recipient. The package contained a single coin, a 1900 Liberty Cap Double Eagle graded MS-62 by PCGS. The PCGS serial number is 9037.62/9620495. Here is an image of the coin:
If you have any information on this Double Eagle, you can contact Doug Davis at 817-723-7231 or Doug@numismaticcrimes.org with details.
Dealers and collectors are encourage to be on the look out for the coin as, if it has been stolen, the thief may well try to sell it quickly at a “deal too good to be true.” As the saying goes: If the deal is too good to be true, it probably isn’t true. Dealers and coin shops in particular are encouraged to be on the look out for one of these rare coins coming into their shop.
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.