Stolen coins

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Stolen coins

Post by fogie » Tue Nov 15, 2022 8:17 pm

The following coins are stolen; Please call San Franciso PD should you encounter one or more of them.
1878 S VAM 18
1878 S VAM 18
1878 S VAM 18A PCGS 61 VSS Discovery 15056024
1878 S VAM 36.1 PCGS 64 VSS 84201355
1878 S VAM 36.1 PCGS 64 28563954
1878 S VAM 36.3 ANACS 58 5329471
1878 S VAM 36A ANACS 63 OBV.PL 4659085
1878 S VAM 49 ANACS 62 7309875
1878 S VAM 76 PCGS 63 25174559
1878 S VAM 81 PCGS 58 27992083
1879 VAM 20A NGC 62 5758006004
1879 VAM 41 ANACS 62 5001953
1879 S VAM 1F2 ANACS 62 5424476
1879 S VAM 36 PCGS 66 40030150
1879 S VAM 36 PCGS 65 CAC 9210687
1879 S VAM 106 PCGS 64 Discovery 35363428
1879 S VAM 107 NGC 65 1858855002
1879 S VAM 107A ANACS 65 PL Discovery 5196138
1880 VAM 20 ANACS 50 Details 5199008
1880 S VAM 20 EDS PCGS 63 31471035
1880 S VAM 20 PCGS 66 36981361
1880 S VAM 30 PCGS 66 36325342
1880 S VAM 55 NGC 64 3896023004
1881 O VAM 14 ANACS 61 4804519
1881 S VAM 14A ANACS 63 7267231
1882 VAM 35 PCGS 63 36539647
1882 O VAM 14 ANACS 63 4782723
1882 O VAM 38A ANACS 58 5167576
1882 O VAM 38B PCGS 63 24509625
1882 S VAM 3 PCGS 64 26623892
1883 VAM 2 ANACS 64 4587702
1883 VAM 17B PCGS 65 6356432
1883 VAM 17B PCGS 65 3967283
1883 O VAM 1D PCGS 65 84354186
1883 O VAM 33 NGC 65 3376935025
1883 O VAM 55 ANACS 64 4782768
1884 VAM 8D1 PCGS 64 35004017
1884 VAM 8D2 NGC 63 1957165022
1884 VAM 8D2 PCGS 63 14677636
1884 VAM 14 NGC 64 131972004
1884 O VAM 7A PCGS 64 4058450
1884 O VAM 7A PCGS 65 VSS 44831238
1884 O VAM 37A1 NGC 63 4561622014
1884 O VAM 37A2 ANACS 64 Discovery 1422371
1884 O VAM 37A2 NGC 64 620247080
1885 VAM 3 PCGS 65 7316392
1885 VAM 3 PCGS 65 VSS 48831239
1885 VAM 14 NGC 63 1987329015
1886 VAM 1H ICG 66 3025050701
1886 VAM 1H PCGS 65 5129514
1887 VAM 6A NGC 63 1859594181
1889 VAM 5C NGC 62 4717360032
1889 VAM 12A NGC 63 3144882093
1889 VAM 29 ANACS 64 4894341
1890 VAM 1A ANACS 53 5200230
1890 O VAM 1D ANACS 60 red 4944096
1890 O VAM 7A ICG 64 5338400701
1890 O VAM 7A PCGS 63 PL 9900876
1890 O VAM 7B PCGS 63 18532387
1891 S VAM 1B ANACS 62 4566416
1891 S VAM 5C NGC 64 3010312003
1896 VAM 1D NGC 65 3755337001
1896 VAM 23 ANACS 63 4552183
1897 VAM 3A PCGS 65 81481223
1898 VAM 2A PCGS 66 VSS 44831244
1898 VAM 2A NGC 65 3241715025
1899 O VAM 7C ANACS 55 Details Discovery 5082547
1900 VAM 15A PCGS 63 30817677
1900 O VAM 21G NGC 64 4464465010
1901 O VAM 6A ANACS 40 5127873
1901 O VAM 29A PCGS 63 Details 15735235
1901 O VAM 34 ANACS 53 Details 4999111
1904 O VAM 12A ANACS 55 4871728
1904 O VAM 12B PCGS 63 PL Rattler 8148423
1904 O VAM 22A1 ANACS 64 5299248
1904 O VAM 22A2 ANACS 65 4008017
1904 O VAM 22A2 PCGS 64 VSS 39460239
Thanks - "still really butt sore" Brent
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Longstrider
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Re: Stolen coins

Post by Longstrider » Tue Nov 15, 2022 8:26 pm

That sucks. Were these reported to The Numismatic Crime Information Center? I hope they all come home.
http://numismaticcrimes.org/

fogie
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Re: Stolen coins

Post by fogie » Tue Nov 15, 2022 9:09 pm

Done! Thanks

Vam-mysterio
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Re: Stolen coins

Post by Vam-mysterio » Tue Nov 15, 2022 9:15 pm

Brent
Were there stolen while during shipping ?
For good vammin skills and knowledge start doing your own date study

DHalladay
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Re: Stolen coins

Post by DHalladay » Tue Nov 15, 2022 9:17 pm

:evil: :cry:

Brent, my wife asked, "has he checked with his auto and home insurance agent to see if anything is covered?"... and you know how smart she is (husband choice excepted).
When in doubt... don't.

Jodemyer
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Re: Stolen coins

Post by Jodemyer » Tue Nov 15, 2022 11:22 pm

Man that sucks! Very few things that are worse than a thief! I hope they recover them!

iwillbenice
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Re: Stolen coins

Post by iwillbenice » Wed Nov 16, 2022 12:19 am

SOFA nothing in FleaBay. :popcorn:

morganman
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Re: Stolen coins

Post by morganman » Wed Nov 16, 2022 1:08 am

So So sad to hear of something like this and so many.
Hoping for recovery but odds against for sure
:|

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UNCLE BINGO
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Re: Stolen coins

Post by UNCLE BINGO » Wed Nov 16, 2022 2:55 am

I tried to pull up a few True View images for ID ing them if they came up Raw on Ebay ' they have already been flagged. Who ever took these has no idea the amount of time and work that went into the list you posted .. so sorry man ... this sucks!
Proud winner of Worst new Vammer of the year :lol:

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Kurt28
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Re: Stolen coins

Post by Kurt28 » Wed Nov 16, 2022 4:34 am

Greatest sympathies for your misfortune, and hope that your coins will be recovered.
My attitude towards criminal behavior of this sort is such that it would not be acceptable to detail the punishment warranted on this forum.

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Re: Stolen coins

Post by messydesk » Wed Nov 16, 2022 5:46 am

Holy crap! I'll repost the list on the PCGS forum. This stuff gets posted there now and then. Were they stolen from the mail or your car? Hope you get it all back.
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Re: Stolen coins

Post by morganman » Wed Nov 16, 2022 6:45 am

Heres a story that fits perfectly here:

A few yrs back i packed up several hundred Morgans and drove some 300
miles to Tukwila Wa coin show. After working my ass off selling some 10k
i was tired and hungry and decided to head south on 1-5

Entering Tacoma Wa i was starved and saw a hooters off 1-5 and had had
super hot wings at one before. hooters i know, LOL, but didnt even think of legs
and boobs. parked on side where in plain sight restaurant lrge windows.
After eating came out to find my rolling suitcase gone from floorboard and
passenger door jimmied. Devastated natrually i made police report over phone
as phone officer said worst place in Tacoma for smash and grab.

Feeling like total idiot i was useless to do anything except blame myself for
around 25k loss. Two weeks in i get a call from Tacoma Detective asking questions
about suitcase and contents etc. He then says they have my coins, recovered
from a stolen car theft ring and arrested 3 guys. They admitted to coin theft and
told police they had no idea where to fence em.

Wow-Drove 250 mi and recovered every coin. What were chances? 1 in gazzillion.
Learned quite a lesson and also packed heat thereafter, as some thefts have been
by personal attacks etc. Also secured valuables much better at un disclosed
location in future, spending thousands to secure collection. My Fort Knox
Never lived hooters deal down LOL
:|

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Re: Stolen coins

Post by Flat-Chested » Wed Nov 16, 2022 5:15 pm

There are 3 to 4 coin dealers every weekend at the Edmonton Alberta flee market, at the end of one sale a dealer packed up and carried his box of coins to his vehicle, he was pepper sprayed and robbed by a couple of thieves.

morganman
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Re: Stolen coins

Post by morganman » Wed Nov 16, 2022 5:46 pm

Theft at public & private places has always been rampant especially if coins and
bullion are involved. Having a real secure safe is paramount.
Public venues like coin shows, flea mks etc should have extra precautions on place.
More than one person at a sale table, locked displays, and security of some sort assisting
valuables owners while exiting a public venue. Many robberies occur as valuables are
taken to vehicle for removal from sale venue.

A seemingly safe simple day can and does turn into a nightmare very quickly.
Many a dealer has been stolen from or worse, robbed, hurt, or killed by assailant
when attempting to sell valuables in public forum.

Take extra security pre cautions and enjoy as intended
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ljs123
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Re: Stolen coins

Post by ljs123 » Wed Nov 16, 2022 6:23 pm

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So sorry that happened

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Re: Stolen coins

Post by alefzero » Wed Nov 16, 2022 8:45 pm

messydesk wrote:
Wed Nov 16, 2022 5:46 am
Holy crap! I'll repost the list on the PCGS forum. This stuff gets posted there now and then. Were they stolen from the mail or your car? Hope you get it all back.
I talked with fogie on the phone yesterday. They were stolen from his vehicle in San Francisco (smashed the windows). He saw them but could not stop them. So they are in the wild and something might surface. They were not involved in the mail. It is a big loss for him and for a project he was doing with them for the hobby.

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Re: Stolen coins

Post by Longstrider » Thu Nov 17, 2022 8:19 pm

I just got an email from the Numismatic Crime guys. They all appear to be listed. Good luck.

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Re: Stolen coins

Post by tbconcrete » Thu Nov 17, 2022 10:50 pm

That sucks , Fogie. I lost only one coin over the years. An 82-O in 65. All I got was the priority envelope sliced open and no coin. I feel blessed thats all I got got f-ed on. I hope for the best results for you. Was it UPS, USPS or another carrier? The USPS people know coins are involved and its 50/50 as to whether its worth the rip-off or not. The same as they do with meds in the mail.

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ljs123
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Re: Stolen coins

Post by ljs123 » Fri Nov 18, 2022 5:21 pm

Brent,
I just sent you a PM. Now I see that you also have an old PM from me waiting to be opened.

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Re: Stolen coins

Post by bob259 » Fri Nov 18, 2022 5:45 pm

Quite some time ago I posted about a movie I once watched. In it a diamond dealer who traveled the country and carried quite a bit of diamonds made a false floor compartment in his trunk in which he placed the real diamonds. Then on top on the flat floor he placed an identicle case with fakes. He got robbed and the thieves opened the trunk and grabbed the fake case and ran. The real diamonds were safe. One could do a similar thing with coins only make sure you use some lead to make the case weigh correctly. Probably worth the time and trouble especially when carrying back and forth to shows.

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