Crime Blotter – Multiple Coins Stolen in 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 York to California. When the package arrived, the recipient noted that the package had been opened and re-sealed with clear tape. There are the coins that are now reported lost or stolen:

  • 2017 $25 Palladium Eagle NGC MS 70 Early Releases
  • 2018-W $25 Proof Palladium Eagle NGC PF 70 UC First Day of Issue
  • 2006-W $25 Burnished Platinum Eagle NGC MS 70 Early Releases Certification
    Number 4439973-002
  • 2006-W $50 Burnished Platinum Eagle PCGS MS70 Certification Number
  • 2006-W $100 Burnished Platinum Eagle PCGS MS70 Certification Number 11332508
  • 2016-W .10C Gold Mercury Dime PCGS SP70 First Strike x 3 Coins (Only Certification
    Number that I had a photo of- 598598.70/81051156)

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

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