Lost Coin Archive

Stolen/Missing-FEDEX-UPS Packages in California (Reported May 5, 2017)

During the last thirty days multiple UPS packages shipped from Redding California have either been tampered with or stolen.

Shipped to Westmont, IL              4/19/17                Tampered Package         Missing ( 75 ) British Old King Sovereign

Shipped to Addison, TX                 3/6/17                   Missing Package               Missing (  5 ) 10 oz Credit Suisse Gold Bars and ( 20 ) Platinum Canadian Maple Leaf

Shipped to Addison, TX                 3/31/17                Missing Package               Missing ( 3 ) 100 oz Misc. Silver Bars, ( 1 ) 100 oz Royal Canadian Mint Silver Bar and ( 1 ) 100 oz Engelhard Silver Bar

Shipped to Decatur, IL                   3/27/17                Tampered Package         Missing ( 20 ) 1 oz Silver Round Saint Gaudens design

Shipped to Willow Street, PA      4/6/17                   Tampered Package         Missing ( 25 ) 1 oz Canadian Silver Lynx, ( 100 ) 1 oz Donald Trump Silver Rounds

Shipped from Redding then went to the UPS hands in Anderson ( Redding UPS hub ) then to Mather Air (Sacramento) or West Sacramento hub.

Two FEDEX packages were stolen/missing two days apart in Southern California.

One package contained 2 coins an 1825 Bust half in AU and an 1885 3 cent nickel business strike with a corrosion spot on the reverse. The second package contained three Johnson Matthew gold kilo bars. The packages may have been stolen/missing in the Pacomia FEDEX facility in the San Fernando Valley.

Any help is appreciated.

Anyone with information contact:

Doug Davis



Coin stolen from Bode-Museum in Berlin (Reported March 27, 2017)

In the early morning there was the following coin stolen from Bode-Museum in Berlin:

Kanada, 1.000.000 Dollars 2007, Maple Leaf (Weight: 100 kg Feingold)

Information please to Landeskriminalamt Berlin lka444@polizei.berlin.de Tel. 0049-30-4664-944411

Missing/Stolen Coin - New York (Reported March 8, 2017)

MIssing/Stolen Coin

A package was delivered to a New York dealer on Wednesday March 8, 2017. The postal and Internal box were open. The following coin was missing from the package:

(1458-90) Hungary 1GG Matthias Corvinus NGC 64 the NGC Cert # 3725539-003

Below is a link to the NGC website with image of the coin.


Anyone with information please contact:

 Doug Davis
Doug @numismaticcrimes.org

Stolen Coins Poland (Reported Nov 2016)

Dear Sirs,

We would like to inform you that in November 2016 our coins have been stolen from the Polish Post  packages (the coins were sent from Warsaw in Poland to Slovakia and Italy, but have never reached their owners).

Please find the pictures and descriptions of these coins attached and if it is possible - forward this warning to other companies.

If someone offer such coins to them, we hope they will contact us.


Thank you very much in advance, we really appreciate your help!


Kind Regards,
Antykwariat Numizmatyczny - Michal Niemczyk
Zelazna 67 / 22, Warsaw | POLAND
www.niemczyk.pl | www.aukcjamonet.pl 

Stolen Collection in Honolulu, Hawaii (Reported February 9, 2017)

                                         Burglary of Residence

 Honolulu Detectives are investigating a residential burglary that resulted in the loss of a large coin and currency collection.

Partial list of stolen coins and currency:

Twenty Cent pieces 1875S AU, 1875cc XF, 1875S XF

Half dimes 1832,34,35 XF

Shield nickels  1866,67,68 all XF

1806 Draped Bust  Quarter XF

1755 8R VF

1776 8R VF

Trade Dollars 1876,1877,1879S XF

2- 1909 SVBD VF

1909S F

Two Cent pieces 1864-71 in XF

4 rolls silver dollars

1800 Bust Dollar VF

1847 Seated Dollar VF

1922 $10 Gold Note

1922 $20 Gold Note

1922 $50 Gold Note

1929 $10 Gold Note

1929 $20 Gold Note

1929 $50 Gold Note

1928 $500 Federal Reserve Note

1934 $500 Federal Reserve Note

1934 $1000 Federal Reserve Note

1896 $1,$2,$5 Educational Notes

1869 $1,$2,$5,$10 Rainbow Notes

1782 Germany 2Mariengosehen

1422-1461 Charles VII Ecud'or Gold

1515-1547 Francis I Ecud'or Gold

1625-1649 Charles I Double Crown Gold

1787 Portugese Charles III 1 Escudo Gold

1787 Portugese Charles III 2Escudo Gold


Anyone with information please contact:

 Det. Richard Critchlow

Honolulu Police Department

District 4 Burglary Theft Detail

+1 (808) 723-8837


Doug Davis
Doug @numismaticcrimes.org