NCIC Report Bulletin

Scam-Nevada Caller

Several dealers have contacted the Numismatic Crime Information Center regarding a possible phone scam.

The suspect has used two different names Richard Iden and Richard Otten along with two different phone numbers 702-954-1857 and 702-986-3164. The location of the call is from Nevada.

The suspect states that he has a large number of Carson City dollars (135) belonging to his great-great grand father who had worked at the mint and that his mother had sold some coins to the dealer in the past and she wanted to be sure that he sells the remainder to him when it was time. The suspect wants money sent up front or needs money to help with the shipping.

The story is basically the same but some details may be different in each call.

Anyone with information should contact:

Doug Davis 817-723-7231

The Numismatic Crime Information Center is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation. P.O. Box 14080 Arlington, Texas 76094.

Stolen 19th Century Political/Campaign Collection-Partial Recovery

The Numismatic Crime Information Center is working closely with Detectives from the Louisville,KY police department and the victim regarding the recent theft of the finest 19th Century Political/Campaign medal and badges collection valued at over $500,000. The on-going investigation has resulted in the recovery of 18 pieces from the stolen collection. The recovered items were sold to a Bethlehem,PA coin shop and were in the possession of an individual identified as a Jack Goldberg. There is reason to believe that Jack Goldberg has in his possession or has immediate access to a substantial number of items from the stolen collection.

Jack Goldberg is 70 years old and a resident of Allentown, PA. Goldberg may also have a South Florida residence possibly in Boca Raton, FL or vicinity.

Anyone with information on this offense or knows subject Goldberg please contact:Doug Davis 817-723-7231Doug@numismaticcrimes.orgThe Numismatic Crime Information Center is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation. P.O. Box 14080 Arlington, Texas 76094.

Finest Known 1871 $5 Gold Half Eagle Stolen

Montgomery County, MD authorities are investigating the theft of what is reported by the victim as the finest known 1871 $5 gold half eagle PCGS PR65+ Cam CAC 88466.65/25649343. The coin was stolen sometime between December 3,2015 and January 14,2016.

Anyone with information contact: Doug Davis - 817-723-7231or

Stolen-Comprehensive Political Campaign Collection

A comprehensive and specialized 19th Century political campaign medal and token collection has been stolen in Louisville, Kentucky. Included in the theft is approximately 60 slabbed items from the John Ford collection and 100 pieces of Bryan Money, including both common and extremely rare and in some cases unique varieties.

Anyone with information should contact:

Doug Davis 817-723-7231

Counterfeit Cashier's Checks-Providence Federal Credit Union

Several dealers in the State of Washington have been victims of counterfeit cashiers checks issued on the Providence Federal Credit Union out of Seattle Washington. The loss to date is approximately $300,000.

The suspects are a male and female. The female is using a fake California driver’s license in the name of Maria G. Villareal DL #B8645567. The address on the DL shows 1416 N. Edison Blvd Apt C Burbank, CA. The only information on the drivers license that is valid is the females photo. The only information on the male suspect is that he is going by the name of Jeff.

The suspects are purchasing one ounce gold coins and may come in as a couple or separately. They are very convincing and the phone number on the cashier’s check appears to be valid when calling for verification but it is bogus!! A male subject identified as Nathan a supposedly employee of Providence Federal verfies the check however he is part of the scam. These suspects are traveling and may have connections in Las Vegas. Anyone with information should contact :

Doug Davis 817-723-7231

Aggravated Robbery (Dealer) Florida

A dealer from Kissimmee FL, was robbed in front of Twery’s, Greenacres, FL on Saturday, August 22, 2015. He was on his way into the store with coins to sell when a black male suspect pulled up in a tan minivan, jumped out, knocked the victim to the ground ( causing injuries), and grabbed his briefcase. The suspect then jumped into his vehicle and sped out of the parking lot.

The following is a list of stolen cash/inventory:

Approximately $40,000 in cash, 185 dwt 14K scrap gold, 100oz of mixed foreign coins(mostly sterling), 1-1988 1/4 oz. proof AGE with box and papers, 1-very choice roll of 1886 BU Dollars, 4-BU rolls franklin Halves 54,60,61 and 63, complete set of Canadian small cents in bookshelf album (all coins cleaned), complete set of Canadian nickels 1922-1967 bookshelf album, complete set Canadian large cents 1858-1920 (58 is counterfeit) bookshelf, misc. group of circulated indian head cents buffalo nickels and liberty nickels,

Anyone with information please call: Det. D’Angelo 561-642-2132 or officer Pedone 561-642-2160 case number 15-13396 or Doug Davis 817-723-7231

Cheyenne Coin Dealer Murdered

Cheyenne , Wyoming Detectives are investigating the robbery and double murder at a local coin shop. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, early 20’s, 5’6-7”, with a distinctive round face. The suspect may have stolen an unknown amount of silver coins including slabbed and raw dollars.

Anyone with information should contact

Ancient Gold Coins Missing/Stolen

A package being sent from Warsaw Poland by priority registered mail has been reported missing/stolen. The coins are two Lysimachi gold staters of Byzantium, with a rather distinctive monogram on the back in the form of an N with a crescent.

Anyone with information contact:

Doug Davis 817-723-7231 or

Theft Enid Oklahoma Coin Show

A dealer attending a coin show in Enid, Ok on February 27, 2015 was a victim of theft that resulted in the loss of coins valued between $70-100,000. The coins housed in a three ring binder were taken from behind his table during the show.

Below is a partial listing:

25-Capped Bust Halves 1808-1836 AG-MS60, 5- Seated Dollars1841-1846 AG-F, 2- Trade Dollars 1877S AG, 1878S MS62, 73 Morgans 1878-1921 Various grades, Peace Dollars 1921-1934S various grades, 1900 Lafayette Dollar MS61 cleaned, 1883 Hawaiian XF cleaned, Several Draped Bust Half Dollars 1805-1807, 1872 Seated Dollar PRF-60 with a mark in the field, 1889-CC $1 VF-25 cleaned with scratches, Several low grade 1878-CC Dollars, 1891-CC $1 Choice AU cleaned, 1894-P $1 AU-55, Several VF and XF 1893-0 and 1895-O Dollars,1894-0 $1 AU, Several 1893-CC G Dollars, 2 1881-CC Circulated Dollars, Many nice Proof-Like Dollars 1890-CC Circulated Dollars.

Anyone with information should contact:

Doug Davis 817-723-7231 or

Burglary Parker County, Texas

Parker County Investigator’s are investigating a burglary which occurred at Grandma’s Attic near Cresson, Texas. The Suspect or suspects gained entry into the business and removed coins and jewelry.

Stolen inventory includes Capped Bust half dollars 1821-1834 in various grades, Seated half dollars 1854-1877 in various grades, Morgan dollars 1878-1921 in various grades ( no 93S,94P,89CC), Peace dollars 1921-1935, several 1940’s watches and two diamond tennis bracelets.

The coins were in 2x2’s each one would have the #283 in red, inventory number in green and the reverse would have the dealers alpha code. In addition each 2x2 would have a printed label on the top that would include date, mint, and inventory number in red.

Anyone with information should contact:

Investigator James Jackson 817-594-8845 Or Doug Davis 817-723-7231