The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) is asking for the public, collectors, and dealers help in locating four American Liberty coins. The coins were in a package going from New York to California and has been reported lost or stolen.
The package contained four 2019-W American Liberty coins. These coins were part of the West Mint Hoard and all four were graded by Numismatic Guaranty Company. All were graded SP-70 Ultra Cameo and are valued at approximately $4,200 each. The coins were in a USPS Priority Express package. The last location scanned for the package was Grass Valley, California.
Here are the four NGC certification numbers for these coins:
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 good news is that, with these coins being graded by NGC, they will be more difficult to sell with diligence from collectors and dealers.
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 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.
2 thoughts on “Crime Blotter: Package Containing American Liberty Coins Missing”
I hope they bought the USPS insurance! Even though it’s expensive, it gives peace of mind. I have coins coming to me today worth $2,000. Priority shipping was $20, and the insurance was $30, total was $50!! It’s a lot, but USPS loses things 🙂
I ALWAYS buy the insurance