This morning Doug Davis of the Numismatic Crime Information Center published this multi-million dollar stolen coin alert.
The La Plata County Sheriff's Department Durango, Colorado has requested the assistance of NCIC with a case involving the theft of the following three coins.
(No other case details available at this time)
1. 1894-San Francisco Barber Dime. It had received a grade number of NGC PF63 and had a serial number of 3580552001. Estimated value of $1,225,000.00
2. 1652- Willow Tree 6 Pence. It had received a grade number of PCGS MS64 and had a serial number of 15-64-11163562 Estimated value of $472,000.00
3. 1794- Flowing Hair Dollar. It had received a grade number of PCGS XF45 and had a serial number of 6851-45-08888779. Estimated value of $379,500.00
La Plata County SO Case# S19-06050
Rare coin thefts unfortunately happen regularly, but this is the first time in a long while that such high profile, high value coins have gone missing. The 1967 robbery of Willis DuPont comes to mind, which included a Brasher doubloon and two 1804 dollars. Stay tuned to the numismatic media this week as more details emerge.
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To read earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
TRACKING THE DU PONT COINS
ARTICLE: THE GREAT DUPONT COIN HEIST
Wayne Homren, Editor
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