Sunday, 26.01.2020

Tag: Crime

Roman Gold Jewels With Postumus Coins Missing From France’s National Library

The Bibliothèque Nationale de France has reported missing three pendants with gold coins of the Roman emperor Postumus. They had been stored in a secured stock. The police investigate.

Complete Inventory of Currency Dealer Stolen

A dealer’s nightmare has come true: A US currency dealer has lost nearly his entire inventory at a vehicle burglary. Most of the material was obsoletes.

Parts of the Treasure of Sovana Disappeared Under Mysterious Circumstances

A hoard of late antique Solidi was kept in a small museum near its place of discovery, the church of Sovana. Now 66 Solidi have disappeared. The police are treading in the dark.

Robbery in Colombia

An important collection of Colombian coins was robbed recently. Find here an overview of the stolen coins.

Alert News: Residential Burglary

On 2 November 2019, coins were stolen during a residential burglary in Colorado Springs, CO. The victim was Kenneth Bressett, renowned US numismatist who was senior editor of the Red Book for many years. Find here a summary of the stolen objects.

A Robbery in a Coin Store – You Can Be There Too!

In Silver Spring, a coin store was robbed on 17 September 2019 – unfortunately, that is nothing unusual in today’s world. What is special about this robbery is the fact that surveillance cameras filmed every detail of the robber’s actions.

Why There Is Still No Verdict in the Trial of the Stolen 100-Kilogram Maple...

In 2017, a 100-kilogram Maple Leaf was stolen from the Bode Museum – the trial against the accused appears to be just as gigantic as the gold coin itself. Two and a half years later, the investigation is still ongoing. But why is it so difficult to reach a verdict?

Good News after Vehicle Burglary in California

A collector lost approximately $60,000 in rare coins stolen from his car in August. Now most of them have been recovered. A suspect had offered them to coin dealers who informed the police. This is a striking proof for a basic fact: Early warning systems among coin dealers are really efficient.

Robbery in Wild West-Style

About $2.5 million worth of gold coins and watches were stolen from the Mexican Mint. The armed robbers entered the shop of the Mint Museum in Mexico City at gunpoint and carried their haul away in a trolley case.

The British Numismatic Trade Association warns of fraudulent trio

A fraudulent trio, that specifically targets numismatic dealerships, currently travels through Great Britain. They specialize in bullion coins and claim to need them for the manufacture of jewelry.
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