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Notes stolen in transit--Recovered!

logger7logger7 Posts: 8,069 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited April 2, 2021 11:01AM in U.S. & World Currency Forum

Date:3/3/2021
Offense: Postal Theft
Location of offense: Washington to Florida
Investigating Agency: USPS

A USPS express mail package being shipped from Washington to Florida arrived with contents missing.

The package contained the following notes:
FR-18 PMG 64 EPQ S/N-V2863012*
FR-42 PMG 50 EPQ S/N-U6797551*
FR-60 PMG 64 EPQ S/N-D88045118A
FR-64 PMG 64 EPQ S/N-K3841701*
FR-119 PMG 64 EPQ S/N-E1947753
FR-225 PMG 64 EPQ S/N-56482738
FR-230 PMG 66 EPQ S/N-A13A
FR-247 PMG 64 EP S/N-276155
FR-255 PMG 66 EPQ S/N-M49548580
FR-734 PMG 55 EPQQ S/N-I2050679A
Anyone with information contact:
Doug Davis
817-723-7231
Doug@numismaticcrimes.org

Comments

  • synchrsynchr Posts: 1,373 ✭✭✭✭

    Absolutely rotten, so sorry this happened to you.
    Will keep a look out and notify

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,805 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This is getting way out of hand with the USPS.

  • Steve_in_TampaSteve_in_Tampa Posts: 1,817 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Truly unfortunate. Buy the insurance people.

  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,611 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Why weren’t these insured?

    So Cali Area - Coins & Currency
  • goldengolden Posts: 9,045 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Please only use Registered Mail. Yes ,it is very slow but it will get there.

  • logger7logger7 Posts: 8,069 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Cougar1978 said:
    Why weren’t these insured?

    I assume they were insured.

    Unfortunately in many cases usps deters reasonable insurance costs; their percentages are very high and private insurers like Hugh Wood and Ship and Insure require substantial contracts. I don't know why there are not private insurers offering reasonable alternatives.

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,486 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll watch as well

  • logger7logger7 Posts: 8,069 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Another report:

    Date:3/9/2021
    Offense: Postal Theft
    Location of offense: Eastchester NY area
    Investigating Agency: Eastchester PD
    Report Number: ET001674-21

    The Eastchester, NY police department is investigating the theft of the following
    notes.

    1900 $10,000 Gold Certificate 1225H PMG55 M162901
    1900 $10,000 Gold Certificate 1225H PMG55 M162902
    1900 $10,000 Gold Certificate 1225H PMG55 M162903
    1918 $500 Federal Reserve Note 1132-B VF B44560A
    1918 $2 Federal Reserve Bank Note 757 PCGS65PPQ D2A
    1891 $1 Treasury Note 350 PMG65 EPQ B8
    1918 $1 Federal Reserve Note 718 PCGS65 D461A
    1918 $2 Federal Reserve Note 757 PCGS65PPQ D461A
    1863 $10 Legal Tender 95b PMG45
    1863 $10 Legal Tender 95b PMG45
    1863 $10 Legal Tender 95b PMG45
    1863 $10 Legal Tender 95b PMG40
    1907 $5 Legal Tender
    1907 $5 Legal Tender
    1907 $5 Legal Tender
    1907 $5 Legal Tender
    Anyone with information contact:
    Doug Davis
    817-723-7231
    Doug@numismaticcrimes.org

  • Serial_no_8Serial_no_8 Posts: 422 ✭✭✭

    I hope the banknotes are recovered & returned to their owner in their original condition. Keep us posted.

  • logger7logger7 Posts: 8,069 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It should be very hard to fence stolen notes for obvious reasons.

  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,471 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @logger7 said:
    Another report:

    Date:3/9/2021
    Offense: Postal Theft
    Location of offense: Eastchester NY area
    Investigating Agency: Eastchester PD
    Report Number: ET001674-21

    The Eastchester, NY police department is investigating the theft of the following
    notes.

    1900 $10,000 Gold Certificate 1225H PMG55 M162901
    1900 $10,000 Gold Certificate 1225H PMG55 M162902
    1900 $10,000 Gold Certificate 1225H PMG55 M162903
    1918 $500 Federal Reserve Note 1132-B VF B44560A
    1918 $2 Federal Reserve Bank Note 757 PCGS65PPQ D2A
    1891 $1 Treasury Note 350 PMG65 EPQ B8
    1918 $1 Federal Reserve Note 718 PCGS65 D461A
    1918 $2 Federal Reserve Note 757 PCGS65PPQ D461A
    1863 $10 Legal Tender 95b PMG45
    1863 $10 Legal Tender 95b PMG45
    1863 $10 Legal Tender 95b PMG45
    1863 $10 Legal Tender 95b PMG40
    1907 $5 Legal Tender
    1907 $5 Legal Tender
    1907 $5 Legal Tender
    1907 $5 Legal Tender
    Anyone with information contact:
    Doug Davis
    817-723-7231
    Doug@numismaticcrimes.org

    Thanks, It's more useful and effective with the type descriptions. Now we know that we're looking out for $10,000 gold certificates, woodchoppers, 1863 $10 LTs, a $500 and $1 and $2 1918 FRNs, higher grades. Better chance of me remembering and identifying these than the Fr. numbers.

    It seems likely that they will turn up sooner or later and it's good that the complaint is filed and word is out. Good luck and thanks to Doug Davis. Please support him and his efforts.

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip.
  • logger7logger7 Posts: 8,069 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Date:4/2//2021
    Offense: Theft
    Location of offense: Eastchester NY area
    Investigating Agency: Eastchester PD
    Report Number: ET001674-21

    "RECOVERED"
    NCIC working with the Eastchester, NY police department has been successful in the recovery of the notes listed below. A New York dealer who saw the crime alert contacted NCIC and advised subjects were in his shop trying to sell some of the notes. NCIC immediately provided Eastchester Detectives with the information and based upon upon their investigation were successful in recovering all of the notes.

    The Eastchester, NY police department is investigating the theft of the following
    notes.

    1900 $10,000 Gold Certificate 1225H PMG55 M162901
    1900 $10,000 Gold Certificate 1225H PMG55 M162902
    1900 $10,000 Gold Certificate 1225H PMG55 M162903
    1918 $500 Federal Reserve Note 1132-B VF B44560A
    1918 $2 Federal Reserve Bank Note 757 PCGS65PPQ D2A
    1891 $1 Treasury Note 350 PMG65 EPQ B8
    1918 $1 Federal Reserve Note 718 PCGS65 D461A
    1918 $2 Federal Reserve Note 757 PCGS65PPQ D461A
    1863 $10 Legal Tender 95b PMG45
    1863 $10 Legal Tender 95b PMG45
    1863 $10 Legal Tender 95b PMG45
    1863 $10 Legal Tender 95b PMG40
    1907 $5 Legal Tender
    1907 $5 Legal Tender
    1907 $5 Legal Tender
    1907 $5 Legal Tender
    Anyone with information contact:
    Doug Davis
    817-723-7231
    Doug@numismaticcrimes.org

  • Steve_in_TampaSteve_in_Tampa Posts: 1,817 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Fantastic news, thanks for sharing

  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,471 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yeah!!! That's wonderful news. See, 2021 is better than 2020 already.

    Recoveries seem to be much more frequent lately and I have to assume that it's the coordinated effort that Doug Davis provides with law enforcement. This board and any other means of getting the word out is quite helpful, too.

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip.
  • logger7logger7 Posts: 8,069 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Currency is a lot harder to fence than coins in the end with the serial numbers, etc.. On a gold coin that was swiped locally at the library, I filed a police report and went around to pawn and coin shops in the area. One pawn shop owner on the $5 Indian that I had imaged said, "they all look alike to me".

  • luckybucksluckybucks Posts: 1,318 ✭✭✭
    edited April 4, 2021 4:22AM

    Great news.

    Hopefully the first report is also solved.

  • Serial_no_8Serial_no_8 Posts: 422 ✭✭✭

    Very nice to hear. Thanks for updating us.

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