Saturday, September 22, 2012

Thief Spends Rare Old Coins on Pizza, Movie

The coins were part of a collection valued at $100,000. The thief and his girlfriend were hired by an elderly woman for handyman work, a kindness they repaid by ripping off her coin collection. Some of the coins turned up at a movie theater.

Friday, September 14, 2012

$100,000 Reward for Missing Double Eagle

The Numismatic Crime Information Center has posted a $100,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of a rare 1870 Carson City Gold Double Eagle stolen in a Brinks robbery last year.
The full story on the theft is here.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Family to Appeal Gov't Seizure of Gold Coins

A very controversial case isn't settled yet, despite a judge's ruling (and the agreement of a jury) that several extraordinarily rare gold coins could not have been obtained legally -- and, therefore, belong to the U.S. government and not to the family that was in possession. The family says an appeal will be forthcoming.