Lost Coin Archive

Fedex package stolen - Cyprus coins

A Fedex shipment containing rare Cypress coins along with 40 other scarce world coins have been reported stolen while being shipped from Athens Greece to Paris.
 
The rare Cyprus coins are the following:
 
a. Cyprus ¼ Piastre 1880 of Queen Victoria. This coin looks like Proof but we believe that it would have been graded as MS65BN PL according the
USA standards or Brown Uncirculated (Prooflike) according to the UK standards. The coin has a mirror surface and brown color both sides which
makes it looks proof but we believe it is an early strike.


b. Cyprus ½ Piastre 1908 of King Edward VII. We believe that this coin would have been graded as MS63BN or MS64BN according to the USA standards or Brown Uncirculated according to the UK standards. This coin has some red luster on reverse and light brown color both sides. This is the weakly struck variety (King's portrait on obverse and the line from ½ on reverse are weakly stuck).


c. Cyprus Proof set of 3 silver coins dated 1921 of King George V. The coins are 4 ½ Piastres, 9 Piastres and 18 Piastres all dated 1921. These
coins have dark grey and blue patina and we believe that they would have been graded as follows: 18 Piastres PF64-65, 9 Piastres PF64-65 and      4 ½ Piastres PF63-64. The 4 ½ Piastres has a few light hairlines from an old cleaning which are under the deep grey and purple patina. All coins have a matching dark grey and blue toning except the 4 ½ Piastres which has also a light purple color mixed with grey.
 
 Other coins stolen include 20 Gem Uncirculated Malaya & British Borneo 20 Cents 1961 of Queen Elizabeth II (MS65-MS67) and 20 modern Greek coins from King Paul I and King Constantine II.
 
 
 
Any dealer or collector with information on this offense should contact:
 
Doug Davis
817-723-7231
Doug@numismaticcrimes.org

Geneva - Robbery of Swiss gold-ounces

Voici le détail de ce qui a été volé lors du braquage d'un fourgon de convoyage le 29 août 2014.

Il s'agit de 650 pièces d'or d'une once. Ces dernières se trouvaient dans des tubes en plastique transparents à capuchon noir par lots de 20 pièces. Lesdits tubes se trouvaient à l'intérieur de mallettes dans lesquelles il est possible de mettre jusqu'à 20 tubes.

Il sied de préciser que lesdites mallettes n'ont pas été dérobées lors du braquage. 

Au cas où toute information relative à ces pièces devait nous être communiquée, nous sommes joignables comme suit :

08h00 – 18h00 : Brigade de répression du banditisme (groupe 1), +41 22 427 73 80.
18h00 – 08h00 : Centrale d'engagement police, en demandant le piquet BRB, 117.

Nous pouvons aussi être contactés à l'adresse e-mail suivante : brb@police.ge.ch

Johan Vidonne
Inspecteur

REPUBLIQUE ET CANTON DE GENEVE
Département de la sécurité et de l'économie (DSE)
Police Judiciaire Genève
Brigade de Répression du Banditisme (BRB)

Boulevard Carl-Vogt 17/19
Case postale 236 - 1211 Genève 8
Tél. +41 (0)22 427 73 80 - Fax +41 (0)22 427 77 24
E-mail johan.vidonne@police.ge.ch

Great Britain - Dereham - Robbery at Bucks Coins

Robbery at Bucks Coins, Dereham, Great Britain
P.O. Box 199, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 9BU, United Kingdom.
+ 44 (0)1362 638045 / 07825440085
buckscoins1@aol.com      

As thief was from continental Europe rather than the UK the coins may well be offered on the continent.
List of 7 coins stolen from BucksCoins on 12/08/2014. Please, se the attached file

Information can be passed annonomisly to the police via 101 quoting crime reference Number: 42287/14/4

He was tall well built and had bleached blond hair, with an Eastern European accent, possibly Polish. He had an acomplus driving a silver Audi TT.

 

Great_Britain_-_Dereham_-_Robbery.pdf

Theft of Anglo-Saxon penny of Archbishop Wulfred with www.finds.org.uk reference ID BH-24D8C4

Theft of Anglo-Saxon penny of Archbishop Wulfred with www.finds.org.uk reference ID BH-24D8C4

Dear Sir/Madam,I would like to alert you to the theft of an Anglo-Saxon penny of Archbishop Wulfred penny with the www.finds.org.uk reference ID BH-24D8C4, which you can see here:
I have also attached a photo of both sides of the coin in PNG format. The penny seems to be a unique muled version with the typical Wulfred bust (that goes down to the edge of the flan) on the obverse side, but with shortened legend "+VVL-FRED" rather than the usual "VVLFREDI ARCHIEPISCOPI", and a non-portrait issue of Baldred on the reverse, with the moneyer's name "SAEBERHT".
 The coin was stolen in transit some time between the 26th July 2014, when the coin was posted by the seller in the UK, and the 9th August 2014, when the package arrived, empty, at the buyer's home in France.
If you are ever offered this coin for sale or is see it for sale anywhere, I would be grateful if you could let me know, and if you don't think it would jeopardise the recovery of the coin, to also alert the police. I would very much like to know who was responsible for the theft of this coin, but much more important to me is to have the coin returned to its rightful owner.
Scott Thomas, Tel FR: +33 (0)2 33 35 23 15, Mobile FR: +33 (0)6 32 92 35 81
Australia - Stolen Coins at NSW Library

There has been a theft of numismatic material from the State Library of NSW. The missing coins are listed below. We seek the cooperation of all dealers to review the list, watch for these coins to come on the market and advise the undersigned using contact details at the bottom of this email should any coins or information about the theft be discovered. We request your confidentiality in dealing with this matter so as not to hamper police investigations.

Sovereign, 1857
Sydney Mint
Gold
Australian currency from the reign of Queen Victoria
 
Sovereign, 1857
Sydney Mint
Gold
Australian currency from the reign of Queen Victoria
 
 Florin, 1924
Australia, Commonwealth
Silver
Australian Commonwealth Currency
 
 Sixpence, 1916
Minted in Melbourne
Silver
Australian Commonwealth Currency
 
Threepence, 1920
Minted in Melbourne
Silver
Australian Commonwealth Currency
 
Threepence, 1920
Minted in Melbourne
Silver
Australian Commonwealth Currency
 
Threepence, 1920
Minted in Melbourne
Silver
Australian Commonwealth Currency
 
Threepence, 1920
Minted in Melbourne
Silver
Australian Commonwealth Currency
 
Sixpence, 1919
Minted in Melbourne
Silver
Australian Commonwealth Currency
 
Sixpence, 1919
Minted in Melbourne
Silver
Australian Commonwealth Currency
 
1 Pound Die 2, 1852
Australia, Assay Office
Gold
Australian Assay Office currency
 
2 Ounces, 1853
Australia, Kangaroo Office
Gold
Australian Kangaroo Office currency
 
Shilling, c. 1860
Australia, Kangaroo Office
Silver
Australian Kangaroo Office currency
  
Holey Dollar, original date 1810
Australia, Ferdinand VII, Lima Mint
Silver
Australian holey dollar currency
 
Dump, 1813
Australia
Silver
Australian currency, the Dump
 
 
Jerelynn Brown
Manager, Collection Strategy & Development
State Library of New South Wales
Macquarie Street
Sydney   NSW   2000
Telephone: (02) 9273-1630
Fax: (02) 9273-1246
Please use my new e-mail address: jerelynn.brown@sl.nsw.gov.au