The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) has reported the theft of a rare 1871 Seated Liberty Dollar that is PCGS grade PF-65+. The coin, valued at well over $4000 thanks to its high grade and CAC designation, was apparently taking by a “porch pirate”.
The coin was shipped via FedEx from California to Cripple Creek, Colorado and was shipped as a Priority Overnight package requiring a signature. Unfortunately, the FedEx driver did not collect the signature and the package was left at the recipient’s address. It is likely that it was stolen as it lay by the front door.
Here is an image of the coin along with its PCGS certification:
Collectors and dealers are asked to be on the look out for this coin as, if it were stolen, the thief could try to get rid of it quickly at a price “too good to be true”. Dealers, coin shop owners, and pawn shop owners in particular are encouraged to be on the look out for this rare coins coming into their shop. Given that the coin in question has been graded by PCGS, that should help in identifying and recovering of it with a bit of help and attention from the community.
If you have any information on this coin or see it in your shop or online, you can contact Doug Davis at 817-723-7231 or Doug@numismaticcrimes.org with details. You can also contact your local police department who can contact NCIC.
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.