In Beaumont, Texas, coin shipments worth more than $400,000 were lost or stolen over months. Thanks to the NGC database, the police were able to track down two suspects.
In January 2023, Richard Beale, CEO and owner of the London-based Roma Numismatics auction house, was arrested in New York. Among other things, he is charged with falsifying the provenance of the world’s most expensive ancient gold coin.
On 9th November a coin dealer became the victim of a vehicle burglary in downtown San Francisco. Dozens of silver and gold rare coins were stolen, most of them certified. Find a list of the stolen items here and keep your eyes open when purchasing coins.
The Celtic and Roman museum in Manching, Bavaria, has been the victim of a spectacular heist. Almost 500 Celtic gold coins were stolen. The sequence of events recalls the burglaries in Berlin and Dresden and raises questions about complex security issues of museums.
The North American Collectibles Association is offering up to a $50,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of Rolex watches and coins stolen during the 2022 ANA World’s Fair of Money.