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Numismatic Crime

During the past twelve months the numismatic criminal landscape has changed and NCIC investigators are seeing an increase in coin shop and vehicle burglaries, postal thefts and the fraudulent use of e-commerce and social media platforms. NCIC is in the forefront in collecting data, analyzing trends and patterns, and providing law enforcement, dealers, and collectors with an up-to-date intelligence picture of the emerging challenges and on-going threats within the numismatic industry. Criminals are becoming more brazen in their actions and we believe the trend will continue in 2022.

NCIC continues to be the main resource for victims and law enforcement during the investigation of numismatic crimes and provides law enforcement with case assistance 24 hours a day. NCIC’s email crime alert network continues to grow and provides a platform to immediately disseminate information on criminal offenses which is critical during numismatic investigations.

The many successes of NCIC are due to bridging the gap between law enforcement, the numismatic community, and numismatic industry. The cooperative efforts were clearly exemplified by the recent arrest of a suspect who attempted to sell coins stolen from the recent Baltimore coin show.

Numismatic crimes are often financially crippling to businesses and individuals. As the year comes to an end, I hope you will consider sending a tax-deductible donation to NCIC. Your monetary support will help NCIC continue providing free resources and assistance to law enforcement and victims across the country.

NCIC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Donations can be sent to P.O. Box 14080 Arlington, Texas 76094 or go to http://numismaticcrimes.org/donations/
Have a safe and Happy New Year!

Doug Davis

Doug Davis
Numismatic Crime Information Center


  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,735 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 29, 2021 11:13AM

    Hi Doug,

    Thanks for posting! NCIC is very important to our hobby!

    Do you have a dollar goal that you're trying to reach? If so, can you publish that goal and what you have now so people can get a sense for how much more is needed?

    Do you also have an annual report? Like something that covers how many losses were reported and outstanding in dollar volume and how much NCIC participated in recovering?

    I'm guessing this doesn't need to be said, but it would be great if major organizations like the PNG, ANA, ANS, TPGs, and auction houses could support NCIC!

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,016 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Excellent idea zoins

  • BustDMsBustDMs Posts: 1,448 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Don’t wait until you are a victim. Help everyone who has become one and plan ahead to avoid joining them.

    Q: When does a collector become a numismatist?

    A: The year they spend more on their library than their coin collection.

    A numismatist is judged more on the content of their library than the content of their cabinet.
  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This is a very worthy organization and has had successes. Cheers, RickO

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