Stolen Between Zurich and Sweden (Reported October 20, 2018)
These three coins that were stolen en route to Sweden. The coins were stolen most likely in Zurich and that was the last known point where they were scanned. I’m attaching the three coins.
Shanna Schmidt, Numismatist
Stolen from Ashmolean Museum (Reported October 3, 2018)
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
The Nine-fold script Huang Song tongbao coin
A recent systematic check revealed that a Chinese coin of AD 1038 from Western Xia deriving from the collection of KutsukiMasatuna, an eighteenth century Japanese prince, went missing from the Oxford collection sometime after 1940-1941 but before 2005. This looks to have been a theft through the substitution of a superficially similar coin. A rubbing of the coin exists (see p. 2). This was a significant loss, with a current value of perhaps £100,000. As the coin is so rare it may come to attention. Should anyone have any information about its whereabouts please contact:
Chris Howgego, Keeper of the Heberden Coin Room, Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2PH, UK:
Phone: 0044 (0)1865 278063
The calligraphic style is called Nine-fold script. The coin was similar to, but not the same as, the following onesold at an auction 14/11/2010:
The Nine-fold Huang Song tongbao of the Ashmolean Museum originally belonged to KutuskiMasatsuna (1750-1802) daimyo of Fukushiyama, also called Tamba Prince. He published this coin in 1798 in his Wakan kokonsenkakan和漢古今泉貨鑑(Album of Chinese and Japanese coins old and new).
Here is the rubbing of themissing Nine-fold Huang Song tongbao coin.
The Nine-fold Huang Song tongbaocoins are very rare. One coin was sold at an auction in Beijing in 2010 (14th November) for the price of 952,000 RMB, which is equivalent to 109,047GBP.
Chris Howgego, 1 October 2018
Stolen/Redirected-Certified Coins-FedEx in California (Reported August 8, 2018)
Attached is a complete list of the Numismatic Guarantee Corporation certified coins
which were in the shipment to us that was stolen (“redirected”) from Fed Ex on August 15.
Preliminary investigations suggest either extreme incompetence or an inside job.
If you are approached to buy any of this material, please help us recover it and call the
police, then notify us. If you have already acquired any, give me a call and we can work
together with the authorities and insurer to make us both whole again.
Mish International Monetary Inc
1154 University Drive
Menlo Park CA 940225
Stolen coins in Russia (Reported August 17, 2018)
Shipping was from Anapa to Kaliningrad.
Coins "disappeared" in transit point -Moscow.
Date of shipping:21st of July,2018.
Shipping by courier company CDEK.
No.of shipping - 1087480292
Total 5 (five) coins were stolen-all ancient greek silver coins.
Coins and Banknotes stolen - Florida (Reported August 9, 2018)
The Seminole County Sheriff''s Dept in Florida is investigating a residential burglary. The suspects entered the residence and removed a safe containing a large amount of coins and currency.
Anyone with information contact:
or Doug Davis +1-817-723-7231 Doug@numismaticcrimes.org
1928 $500 federal reserve Kansas City redeemable in gold serial number J00009044A PMG certified
1953-A $5 dollars star note PMG 63 silver certificate
1935A $1 star note PCGS 53
1935G with MOTTO silver certificate PCGS 63 PPQ
1954 $1 Devils face canada
1792 france 25livres assignat PCGS 62
1958 5NF france overprint PMG 35
1963A $10 error certified Smeared solvent on the back of the bill
1914 5$ certified PCGS or PMGVF30
1928D $2 Star Note USA certified
1935E $1 Dollar low serial number PPQ66
1995 $2 Star PCGS 64 PPQ low swrial number
1928 B $1 PMG 63
1957 B $1 Star PMG 66 A block
1969C $1 low SN 000070 PCGS 66 PPQ
2003 $2 Star cleveland PPQ 67 SN D00010155
2009 $50 star Dallas PCGS 58 SN JK00288141
2006 $1 Star Atlanta PCGS 64 PPQ SN F00002978
1999 $10 Star BK federal reserve PMG 65
2003 $5 star Federal reserve PCGS 64 PPQ
2004 10$ PCGS 67
2004 $20 Star PCGS 67PPQ
1935 C 1$ Silver certificate
2014 50,000 livres lebanon
1959 10 nouveaux Francs
1895 1 Peso Colombia PMG 55 serial number 811224
1994 10,000 Pesos Colombia PMG 64 SN 0000835
1984 France 500 francs PMG certified 67 EPQ , certification # 6002750-052 serial number F207 57484
1977 Colombia 1 peso Oro PMG 66 EPQ cert # 2507324-088 serial number 50190377
1965 20 pesos Colombia PMG 67 EPQ cert# 8026537-011 serial number O88922542
1970 Sultanate Oman PMG 66 EPQ 8050706-057 serial number A/2 420329
1976 France 10 francs PMG 67 EPQ cert # 8051017-027 srial number Y296 726092
1979 France 50 francs, PMG 66 EPQ cert# 8051017-032 serial number G21 969360
1997 France 20 francs PMG 65 EPQ cert# 8050995-056 A061 207141
1970 Great Britain PMG 65 serial number 0070
1970 Great Britain PMG 63 serial number 0069
1918 50 Mark germany PMG certified 66 SN B33107411
1922 Germany 10,000Mark PMG 66 R01648453 type D
1970 Spain 100 pesetas PMG 66 SN 7G6896963
1943 Germany 5 mark PMG 66 SN L13123681
1966 Great Britain 10 pounds PMG 65 SN A87 845986
1962 great britain 5 pounds (2 consecutive bills) PMG certified 65 & 66
1953 Colombia 5 pesos PMG 64 Specimen number 43
1953 Colombia 1/2 peso oro PMG 64 serial number C1671748
2018 $1 America silver eagle NGC 70
1964 half a dollar Kennedy head roll of 25
1927 1 nicaragua PMG65 highest rated
1904 republic of colombia ICG 48 EF serial number 0768501
1945 Colombia 2 pesos ICG 60 serial number I20701723
1941 Colombia 5 pesos ICG certified serial number C1762783