NCIC Report Bulletin

Cary North Carolina Police and NCIC Locate Owner of Seized Coins and Bullion

Cary North Carolina Police and the Numismatic Crime Information Center have located the owner of seized coins and bullion. Cary police arrested a suspect in the posession of approximately $70,000 in coins and bullion at a local hotel. Doug Davis President of NCIC stated, “The successful resolution of this incident was directly related to the cooperation between NCIC,the Cary Police Department and several dealers in southern Florida”.

1922 $20 NGC Die Adjustment Strike Lost or Stolen

New York Gold Mart in Manhasset, NY has reported the loss of a 1922 $20 NGC Die Adjustment Strike. The coin was sent via Express mail and never made it to the addressee in Colorado. The coin came out of the Heritage’s February 2009 sale, lot 2280 with serial number 3254046-001.

Any dealer or collector with information concerning this coin should contact: Ron Karp 516-365-5465 New York Gold Mart Or Doug Davis 817-705-4450

Dealer Robbed While Unloading at Illinois Coin Show

Bloomington,IL - Bloomington, Illinois police are investigating the robbery of coin dealer Frank Zapushek and the loss of over $65,000 in gold coins, peace dollars and cash. Mr. Zapushek was assaulted and two briefcases taken while unloading his vehicle at 6:45am March 28, 2009 at a local coin show. Mr. Zapushek was not seriouly injured and suspects have not been identified.

Below is a partial listing of the 104 coins stolen.

1871CC XF one dollar gold 1873CC F one dollar gold 1799 Eagle XF 1850 Double Eagle NGC XF40 1876S Double Eagle PCI MS63 1883CC Double Eagle NGC AU55 1889CC Double Eagle XF 1890 CC Double Eagle NGC AU58 1892CC Double Eagle XF

Any Dealer or collector with information concerning this offense should contact:

Det. Fanelli Bloomington, IL 309-434-2380


Doug Davis NCIC 817-705-4450

Coins Stolen From Residence in Homestead Florida

Homestead, Florida - The following coins were stolen from a residence in Homestead, Florida;

Type I Gold Liberty Coins 1850 PCGS MS62 1851 PCGS MS63 1852 PCGS MS62 1865 NGC MS 62 (SS Republic Pedigree on Holder) 1858-O NGC AU58 (Pittman Pedigree on Holder)

SS Central America Gold Ingot Assayer: Justh & Hunter Serial# 4215 Ounces: 51.43

Anyone having any information should contact : Doug Davis NCIC 871-705-4450 or

Dealer 's Vehicle Burglarized After Houston Money Show

Shenandoah, Texas - Dealer David Salvette owner of Breck Rare Coin Co. left the Money Show of the Southwest on 12/07/08 and stopped at a restaurant in Shenandoah, Texas. While inside unknown suspect or suspects burglarized his vehicle and took inventory valued at over $100,000. Salvette believes that he was followed from the show by a group of individuals. The inventory taken included 100 PCGS gold coins $1 thru 20’s, 75 PCGS Morgans, 75 NGC gold coins, $1 thru $5 Libs, 100 NGC Morgans, 1879cc Capped Die PCGS MS63, 1893s PCGS VF30, 1925 St. Gaudens PCGS 62, and 1909D Saint PCGS 64.

Additional losses included: PCGS Gold Saints 1908 W/M 64, 1908D N/M 63&64, 1909D 64, 1910 64, 1911 63&64, 1912 64, 1913 64, 1913S 63&64, 1913D 64, 1914D 64, 2-1915 64, 2-1915 62&63, 1916S 64,. Ten Indian 1909S 64 CAC. PCGS $20 Libs 1875S 62, 1876S 61, 1883S 61, 1883cc 58, 1890cc 55.

Any collector or dealer having information on this offense should contact: Detective Nolan Diver at 281-367-8952 or Doug Davis NCIC 817-705-4450

Collector is Victim of $300,000 Safe Burglary

West Windsor New Jersey - The West Windsor Township Police Department is investigating a safe burglary that netted the burglars $300,000 in rare coins, bullion and paper money. Sometime between 11/4/2008 and 11/05/2008 suspect or suspects forcibly entered the victims garage and cut open a safe containing the large collection. A small listing of the stolen property is listed below.

1864 – L Indian Head cent, mint state 60 1887 – Indian Head cent, mint state 65 1893 – Indian Head cent, proof 64 1938 – D/S Buffalo 5 cent PCGS, mint state 66 ($5,000) 1929 – Standing Liberty quarter, mint state 65, full head ins slab 1892 – Barbar quarter, mint state 64 ins 1857 – ½ cent NGC #704889, mint state 64, purchased from Teletrade 1839 – Large cent ANACS #569019, mint state 61 1909 – Lincoln cent PCGS #2434-64-3182 892, mint state 64 red 1932D – Washington quarter NGC #249928, mint state 63 Error collection containing hundreds of double dies 1837D 3Legged Buffalo MS 65 raw, 1932D MS 64 NGC, Large amount of Star notes 100’s, 50’s and 20’s, 50- 10 ounce bars, 15 Gold American Eagles

Any collector or dealer having any information should contact Det Kemp at 609-799-1222 or Doug Davis at NCIC.

$500,000 in Variety and Error Coins Are Stolen From Dealer Joe Gallo After Chattanooga, TN Show

Bessemer, Alabama - On November 2,2008 Dealer Joe Gallo on his way home from the Chattanooga, TN coin show stopped at a hotel in Bessemer, Alabama. Unknown person or persons removed approximately 1200 variety and error coins valued at $500,000 from his vehicle. At the present time it is unknown if he was followed from the show or this was a random incident. A short list of the stolen coins is attached.

Any collector or dealer having any information concerning this offense should contact Joe Gallo at 985-768-0203 or Doug Davis at NCIC 817-705-4450.

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Kevin Lipton Rare Coins Burglarized

Beverly Hills, Ca.- Kevin Lipton ,owner of Kevin Lipton Rare Coins, advised that unknown suspects entered his business on October 19, 2008 and removed coins and paper money valued at over $250,000. The coins taken included seven ms 66 certified NGC and PCGS with green CAC labels dated 1924-1928, a large number of 1999 $1 PCGS MS 69 First Strike, 1994 $1 NGC MS 68 First strike, 1994 MS 69 First strike $1, 1991 PCGS MS 69 First strike $1, 600 Canadian silver dollars, assorted sizes of Proof Eagles, 9 government packed CC dollars dated 1882-1884, 1810 $5 raw MS 63, 1911-D $5 MS 62 raw, and a 1892 50C Raw PF. Also taken was an uncut sheet of six $10 bills on “The First National Bank of Branchville New Jersey” serial numbers 1-6 and six notes from the “First National Bank of Brandon Vermont. Anyone having information on this offense should contact Det. Max Subin Beverly Hills PD 310-285-2158, Kevin Lipton at 310-712-8118 or Doug Davis NCIC.

Superior Experiences $300,000 Theft

Superior Galleries has experienced a $300,000 theft from its Beverly Hills, California location. Kris Oyster, Numismatic Director for Superior, advised the coins were mostly slabbed and included the ; 1793 Flowing Hair 1C Wreath, Vine & Bars, 1909 S Indian Head Cent ANACS MS64 Rd, 1955 Jefferson 5C PCGS MS65 FS, 1798 Bust 10C Large 8 NGC MS65, 1822 Bust 25C, 25 over 50C NGC MS63, 1795 Bust $1 NGC MS61, 1879CC Morgan $1 CC over CC PCGS MS62, 1902-S Morgan $1 ANACS MS63 DMPL, 1878-S $2.50 NGC MS63, 1814/3 $5 Capped Head NGC MS64, 1909-S $5 Indian NGC MS65, 1803 $10 Bust Small reverse Stars PCGS MS62, 1881-S $10 Liberty NGC MS63, 1865 $20 Liberty ANACS Details of AU55, 1901-S $20 Liberty NGC MS63, Great Britain 1984 5 Pounds, United Arab Emirates 1996 1000 Dirhams.

Any collector or dealer having information concerning this offense should contact Det. Lisa Lawson at 818-374-7775, Kris Oyster 214-952-7517, or Doug Davis 817-705-4450.

Alamo Coins Richardson, Texas Burglarized

Richardson, Texas police are investigating the burglary of Alamo Coins. Sometime between the afternoon of July 6 and early morning of July 7, 2008 unkown suspects entered the business and peeled two large safes containing approximately $50,000 in miscellaneous coins and bullion. Anyone with information on this offense should contact Det. Spradlin at 972-744-4906 or NCIC.