Watch your backs at coin shows!

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JackBnimble01
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Watch your backs at coin shows!

Post by JackBnimble01 » Tue Apr 19, 2022 6:27 pm

This Guy got hit hard.
These items surely will
Be sold somewhere/ maybe even make
It to a coin show near you.
Watch your back / and each other’s!
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morganman
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Re: Watch your backs at coin shows!

Post by morganman » Tue Apr 19, 2022 8:34 pm

Coin shows are dead ringer easier targets
for thieves, with bunches of thiefts annually.
Never never leave valuables in vehicle or
un attended. I carry a pistol where allowed

Yrs ago i was robbed after a show when i
stopped for dinner. Smash car window &
grab. Amazingly, police called 2 weeks
later to say coins recovered after a traffic
stop of car theft suspects. One in million
chance, with every 100+ Morgans recovered
I learned my lesson!!!!
:|

Vam-mysterio
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Re: Watch your backs at coin shows!

Post by Vam-mysterio » Tue Apr 19, 2022 8:37 pm

😯😬

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lioncutter
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Re: Watch your backs at coin shows!

Post by lioncutter » Tue Apr 19, 2022 10:55 pm

You can read about this story and others at the Numismatic Crime Information Center website. It is a unsafe world out there.

http://numismaticcrimes.org/category/nc ... bulletins/
I may not be the best, but I do not know anyone better.

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Re: Watch your backs at coin shows!

Post by alefzero » Wed Apr 20, 2022 3:08 am

That $10k gold note is going to be tough to move. It is a major hot potato. It will likely be how they get caught. Every major dealer will BOLO for the serial number.

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Re: Watch your backs at coin shows!

Post by bob259 » Wed Apr 20, 2022 1:57 pm

morganman wrote:
Tue Apr 19, 2022 8:34 pm
Yrs ago i was robbed after a show when i
stopped for dinner. Smash car window &
grab.
Years ago I watched a movie with Robert Forster where he was a jewelry/diamond salesman. He had a dummy case he used. Then he built a secret compartment in the trunk of his car under the floor where the real diamonds were put. He put the dummy case full of fake diamonds on top of it on the floor of the trunk. He got robbed but all they got was the dummy case. If one is carrying much value it might be worth one's time and effort to build something similar. Buy some Chinese fakes for salting the dummy case. Even though you are careful, you never know when a gun might be stuck in your face. Hand them the dummy case.

morganman
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Re: Watch your backs at coin shows!

Post by morganman » Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:56 pm

:popcorn: Bob, Best idea i have heard of.
Makes sense in every way i can
think of.

Kinda glad im not active in show
circles etc.
:|

JackBnimble01
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Re: Watch your backs at coin shows!

Post by JackBnimble01 » Thu May 26, 2022 3:34 pm

youtube.com/watch?v=cdP6e2MdIhw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdP6e2MdIhw

No security
No police
Loading by yourself
What do you expect?

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bob259
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Re: Watch your backs at coin shows!

Post by bob259 » Fri May 27, 2022 3:17 pm

I repeat and it would have worked if you could have switched fake for real. Hide the real and leave the fake out. If using a car you can fix it so you slide the real under the back seat from the trunk area while the fake sits in the trunk area. Considering the amount of loss it seems well worth the effort to use a dummy case.

"Years ago I watched a movie with Robert Forster where he was a jewelry/diamond salesman. He had a dummy case he used. Then he built a secret compartment in the trunk of his car under the floor where the real diamonds were put. He put the dummy case full of fake diamonds on top of it on the floor of the trunk. He got robbed but all they got was the dummy case. If one is carrying much value it might be worth one's time and effort to build something similar. Buy some Chinese fakes for salting the dummy case. Even though you are careful, you never know when a gun might be stuck in your face. Hand them the dummy case."

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Re: Watch your backs at coin shows!

Post by blh74 » Fri May 27, 2022 11:24 pm

Looks like the blue shirt guy is wearing a wig.

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Re: Watch your backs at coin shows!

Post by raynat3 » Sat May 28, 2022 8:49 pm

The guy on the video says black curly hair, looks like an Asian or Mexican, really? Maybe in a few more generations this thought process might start to fade away. I’m not sure thought is is the right word.

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