NCIC Instrumental in Recovering $75,000 in Stolen Notes

The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) has one again played a key role in the recovery of notes valued at over $75,000. The situation highlights the important role that NCIC plays in Numismatic crimes.

The theft of the notes occurred last month and on April 2, 2021, a New York dealer reported that individuals where in his shop trying to sell some of the notes. The Dealer, who is unnamed, reported the situation to NCIC, who in turn contacted Eastchester, New York detectives. Based on their quick work, and the quick thinking of the dealer, the notes were recovered. Here is the full list of the notes that were involved:

  • 1900 $10,000 Gold Certificate 1225H PMG55 M162901
  • 1900 $10,000 Gold Certificate 1225H PMG55 M162902
  • 1900 $10,000 Gold Certificate 1225H PMG55 M162903
  • 1918 $500 Federal Reserve Note 1132-B VF B44560A
  • 1918 $2 Federal Reserve Bank Note 757 PCGS65PPQ D2A
  • 1891 $1 Treasury Note 350 PMG65 EPQ B8
  • 1918 $1 Federal Reserve Note 718 PCGS65 D461A
  • 1918 $2 Federal Reserve Note 757 PCGS65PPQ D461A
  • 1863 $10 Legal Tender 95b PMG45  
  • 1863 $10 Legal Tender 95b PMG45  
  • 1863 $10 Legal Tender 95b PMG45  
  • 1863 $10 Legal Tender 95b PMG40  
  • 1907 $5 Legal Tender    
  • 1907 $5 Legal Tender    
  • 1907 $5 Legal Tender    
  • 1907 $5 Legal Tender

With a value of over $75,000, this is one of the larger recoveries in which the NCIC was been involved.

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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