May 18, 2017 – During a burglary at the coin dealership R&K Coins in Springfield (USA), the thieves stole thousands of dollars worth of coins and banknotes. They used a primitively violent method to get into the shop. The security cameras recorded how a black or blue vehicle (similar to a Nissan Altima) broke through the door at a high speed. The two hooded perpetrators grabbed their bounty and escaped with the car. They were seen by customers from a neighbouring McDonald’s who had heard the noise.
The owner of R&K Coins, Kelly Eddington, initially could not tell what had been stolen. But even before the final inventory, he knew that these items, among others, had been stolen:
- Complete Short Set Walkers UNC in Capital holder
- Complete Set Franklin Half Dollars UNC in Capital holder
- Complete Set Jefferson Nickels UNC in Capital holder
- 5-10 gold commemorative mints
- 10 Confederate Notes AU in Acrylic holders
- 19th Century Type Set UNC in Capital holder
If anyone has any relevant information on the matter, they are asked to contact Doug Davis from the Numismatic Crime Information Center. By phone under 817-723-7231 or via email.
You can read a report of KY3, which shows also the video of the robbery, here.
Current reports of theft from the USA can be found on the website of the Numismatic Crime Information Center.