Arrest Made in Spanish Colonial Coin Burglary

A suspect has been arrested in the February 18, 2011 theft of a Spanish Colonial coin collection in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The collection was comprised of 136 Spanish coins, mostly cobs from early Potosi through the late 1700’s. Also included were several Pillar dollars, Portraits and old world cobs.

Forty five of the 136 coins have been recovered. Ninety one coins are unaccounted for at this time. Dealers or collectors who are offered or come across a group of Spanish colonial coins that fit the description should contact Doug Davis at 817-723-7231 or Doug@numismaticcrimes.org.