Lost Coin Archive

Stolen Coins - Numismata in Berlin 14 and 15 October (Reported October 17, 2017)

At the Numismata in Berlin 14 and 15 October a collection of US-20 Dollars from 1850 to 1927 got stolen from Harald Möller.

All coins can be seen in his coming auction 70 at www.muenzen-moeller.de  lots 845 to 910.

Harald is a good friend of mine and needs support!

Thanks and kind regards


Auktionen Münzhandlung Sonntag


Charlottenstr. 4          D-70182 Stuttgart

Tel.: 0711-244457      Fax: 0711-233936

Canadian Dealer Victim of Million Dollar Loss (Reported September 30, 2017)

A prominent Canadian coin dealer, Joseph Iorio of J and M Coins in Vancouver, had virtually his entire travelling coin inventory stolen earlier this week. It includes some serious rarities and almost certainly in excess of $1 million.

Stolen Coins and Currency

Anyone with Information contact:

Doug Davis



400 Viking Artifacts Stolen in Norway’s Largest Museum (Reported Sep 15, 2017)

400 Viking Artifacts Stolen in Norway’s Largest Museum Heist https://www.sofn.com/blog/2017/09/11

News about the heist

 Photos of stolen items

Missing Ancient and World Coins (Reported Sep 7, 2017)

Einem unserer Kunden wurde im August 2017 in Wolfsburg eine Reihe von Münzen sowie Goldschmuck entwendet.


Darunter befanden sich folgende vier markante Stücke

1.    Aus Auktion Fritz Rudolf Künker A 266, Los_Nr. 1146

Georg Wilhelm, 1648-1665 
1/4 Reichstaler 1659, Zellerfeld, auf den Tod seiner Mutter Anna Eleonora von Hessen-Darmstadt. Wel­ter 1467.
R Sehr attraktives Exemplar mit herrlicher Patina, vorzüglich


2.    Aus „The Preussag Collection, Part II, Los-Nr. 1078


Friedrich Ulrich, 1613-1634.
Reichstaler 1633, Zellerfeld. Ausbeute der Grube St. Jacob in Lautenthal. 28,98 g. Münzmeister Henning Schlüter. Fünffach behelmtes elffeldiges Wappen//St. Jacob mit Hut, schrägem Stab und Buch schreitet halbl. im Hintergrund l. Hügel mit Schachtgöpel. Zu Seiten des Heiligen LAVTEN - THAL / S I - 1633. Dav. 6309 A; Müseler Nachtrag 10.2/51 ee; Welter 1055; Slg. Vogelsang -; Spruth St. J 16.
Sehr selten, besonders in dieser Erhaltung. Attraktives Exemplar mit feiner Tönung, vorzüglich


3.    Aus Numismatica Ars Classica, Zürich A. 94, Los-Nr. 138

The Roman Empire 
Galba, 68 – 69 
Denarius, Gaul April to late Autumn 68, AR 3.67 g. SER GALBA – IMPERATOR Laureate head r. Rev. VICTORIA – P R Draped Victory standing facing on globe, head l., holding wreath and palm branch. C 322. BMC 227. RIC 111. CBN –.
Rare and in exceptional condition for the issue, possibly the finest specimen known. A
strong portrait and a magnificent iridescent tone, virtually as struck and almost Fdc 


4.    Aus Numismatica Ars Classica, Zürich A. 100, Los-Nr. 1002

Eastern Celts in the Danube region and Balkans. Tetradrachm imitating late Philip II issued 3rd-1st century BC, AR 14.42 g. Laureate head of Zeus r. Rev. Boy riding on horse at pace r., holding long palm branch and reins; below, thunderbolt and Z, in r. field, dolphin. Göbl, OTA 10-14. Kostial, Lanz 354.
Toned and extremely fine


Sollten diese vorgenannten Stücke bei Ihnen angeboten werden, informieren Sie uns bitte umgehend. Herzlichen Dank im Voraus.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Bettina Rietz

Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co. KG
Nobbenburger Straße 4a
49076 Osnabrück

Tel.: +49 541 96202 32

Stolen Foreign Currency in Pensilvania, USA (Reported Sep 2, 2017)

The following is a partial listing of notes taken from a residence in the Kurtztown,PA area. The offense occurred on August 27, 2017 and resulted in the loss of approximately $40,000 in foreign currency. The victim, Carlson Chambliss, is well known within the currency collecting community.

Partial Listing of stolen notes:

Latin America, heavy in Mexico and Brazil

Dominican Republic

Large amount of Phillipines 1951-2014

Gorilla notes 1941-1945

Mexico  5 P  1936  B7889096     10 P  1936  A5511921

Philippines  5 recent sets of 10 for 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000P with solid nos. 111111, 222222, etc. up to 999999, 1000000         1 set 200 P  000001 to 000010

Cagayan with Revenue stamps  10 c  15312,  1 P 11445,  2 P 26773

Culion Leper Colony  1c  14417    5c  11757   20c  12234   50c  5471 error  7975    1P  14757    5 P  9960    20 P  1162

Negros   50 P  1147        100 P  15065    500 P  564

North Korea   1959   50 won  700638    100 won  329091

Rhodesia    16.11.1964 (WMPC 24 and 25)  10/- and 1 pound  gem CU

Anyone with information contact:

Doug Davis