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1894-S Dime, 1794 Silver Dollar, 1652 Willow Tree - Stolen Durango, CO

 
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 Posted 03/31/2019  02:44 am Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Rare Stolen Coins

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

Anyone with information immediately contact:

Luke Harrington
Criminal Investigations Unit
La Plata County Sheriff's Office
742 Turner Drive
Durango, CO 81303
P:970-382-7044
F:970-247-9602

or

Doug Davis
817-723-7231
Doug@numismaticcrimes.org
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 Posted 03/31/2019  08:15 am  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow. I sure wish there was more information available about the actual theft. I have so many questions.

Hope the guilty party is caught, prosecuted and imprisoned.
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 Posted 03/31/2019  08:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bud250r to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow. How could coins of that value go unprotected?
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This is a serious blow to the hobby. Those are all amazing, beautfiul examples. Here's what I want to know. Why steal $2m worth of coins if it would be impossible to sell?
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Quote:
Here's what I want to know. Why steal $2m worth of coins if it would be impossible to sell?

As if all criminals have thought their plan through to the end...
I have a scary answer that I will not post here. Anyone can be reading this.
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 Posted 03/31/2019  09:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add llewellin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Could be cracked and spent for ice cream
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 Posted 03/31/2019  09:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
With Bud250r . That 94-S dime should have been protected with armed guards .
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 Posted 03/31/2019  12:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinBuffalo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Aren't there only a handful of such coins even in existence? Yeah I don't see what a normal thief could even do with them. Hopefully they don't toss them away if they can't do anythin with them. I assume there was some kind of coin show going on or something, but they 100% shouldn't be displayed in any way that would allow them to just be grabbed, especially if they are unguarded.
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