Crime Blotter – Coins Stolen From Cross Country Shipment

The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) has posted a bulletin on some coins that were removed from a cross country shipment. The coins, all PCGS or NGC graded, were apparently removed while in transit.

The package was shipped via USPS cross country from New Jersey to Torrance, California. When the package arrived, the recipient noted that the package had been opened and four coins were removed. There are the coins that are now reported lost or stolen:

  • 1938-D BUFFALO 5C MS66 PCGS SERIAL #26237303
  • 1900 $20 GOLD MS63 PCGS SERIAL #44302118
  • 1908 N/M $20 GOLD MS66 NGC SERIAL #6346720-013

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. Given that these coins are all graded by PCGS or NGC, it should make recovery a bit easier if everyone stays on their toes.

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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