The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) and Royal Canadian Mounted Police are asking for collectors, dealers, and the public assistances in a recent crime. The crime occurred in Richmond, British Columbia and involves several NGC and PCGS graded coins. This is an ongoing investigation according to NCIC.
Here is a list of the coins involved in this crime along with their certification numbers from NGC:
- C1855 Prussia Baptism Medal NGC MS64 3479125-004
- 1904 $20 NGC MS64 PL 3694201-001
- 1943 50 peso Mex PCGS MS64 526257.64/13944985
- 1879A Monaco 20F NGC MS64 1877995-005
- 1855 $3 NGC XF45 3215381-015
- 1975 Swaziland G50E NGC PF66 Ultra Proof Cameo 2780500-004
- 1916 Gold China $1 NGC AU53 3411590-002
- 1698 England 1/2P MS65 BN 3479134-011
Collectors and dealers are asked to be on the look out for these high value 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 most of these coins being graded by NGC or PCGS, 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. For you Canadian readers, you can contact the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in British Columbia or in your province.
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.