Crime Blotter: Missing USPS Package From Florida to Indiana With 19th Century Coinage

The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) is asking for the public’s help in locating a stolen or missing United States Postal Service (USPS) on its way from Florida to Indiana. The package contained three 19th century United States coins. The package made its way from Florida to Atlanta, Georgia which is where the last scan of the package occurred.

A total of three coins were in the package, all certified by NGC.

  • 1815/2 Capped Bust Half Dollar NGC AU details, Cleaned NGC Cert#5943791-001
  • 1878 Seated Half Dollar, NGC Proof 61 Cert# 5944009-001
  • 1871 Seated Quarter Dollar, NGC Proof Details, Cleaned (NGC Cert# 5944009-002

Collectors and dealers are asked to be on the look out for these coins as, if they were stolen, the thief could try to get rid of them 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 one of these rare coins coming into their shop. The fact that these coins were graded by NGC should make it easier to locate them should a sale attempt happen.

Collectors and dealers have been instrumental in located several stolen packages this year, with dozens of coins recovered. Most of the time, these recoveries happen because collectors and dealers are on the look out for them.

If you have any information on these coins or see any of them in your shop or online, you can contact Doug Davis at 817-723-7231 or 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.

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