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THE BELOW LIST OF COINS, MISSING REGISTERED MAIL PACKAGE, IS PREDOMINENTLY FROM SPAIN (38 COINS) WITH COINS THAT ARE RARELY IF EVER SEEN IN THE UNITED STATES, SPANISH CIVIL WAR, SPAIN 2ND REPUBLIC, FRANCO ERA, AND MORE MODERN JUAN CARLOS COINS. THE NATIOINAL EXPO COINS (E-87 MINTMARK) WERE A LIMITED MINTAGE (60,000 SETS) AND NEVER ENCOUTERED IN THE UNITED STATES.
PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS LIST TO ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS, DEALERS AND COLLECTORS ALIKE IN THE HOPE THESE ARE FOUND…
PLEASE CALL LAW ENFORCEMENT IF IT APPEARS ANY OF THESE COINS ARE OFFERED FOR SALE, THANK YOU, CHRISTOPHER LANE

8 JAN 2024
MISSING COINS PRESUMED STOLEN FROM A REGISTERED MAIL PACKAGE MAILED FROM FAR NORTH DALLAS POST OFFICE ON THE 27TH OF DECEMBER 2023 TO PCGS FOR GRADING.
MOSTLY SPANISH COINS, SOME OF WHICH ARE SOMEWHAT UNIQUE IN THAT THEY ARE NEVER SEEN IN THE UNITED STATES. THEY WERE STRUCK IN PROOF CONDITION ESPECIALLY FOR THE SPANISH 1987 NUMISMATIC EXPOSITION, MADIRD SPAIN AND HAVE A SPECIAL “E-87” MINTMARK. REPORTED MINTAGE OF ONLY 60,000 SETS. THESE EXPOSITION COINS WERE PURCHASED BY THE OWNER AT THE EXPOSITION AND IMMEDIATELY TAKEN OUT OF THEIR CARDBOARD HOLDERS AND PLACED INTO PROTECTIVE CAPS WHICH MAINTAINED THE COINS SUPERB, DEEP CAMEO PROOF SURFACES; THEY ARE BLAZINGLY MARK-FREE.
I WILL LIST THE SPANISH COINS SEPARATE FROM THE COINS OF THE UNITED STATES.
SPAIN 1987 200 PESETA E-87 MINTMARK SPECIAL EXPOSTION PROOF SUPERB GEM
SPAIN 1987 200 PESETA E-87 MINTMARK SPECIAL EXPOSTION PROOF SUPERB GEM
SPAIN 1987 200 PESETA E-87 MINTMARK SPECIAL EXPOSTION PROOF SUPERB GEM
SPAIN 1987 200 PESETA E-87 MINTMARK SPECIAL EXPOSTION PROOF SUPERB GEM
SPAIN 1987 200 PESETA E-87 MINTMARK SPECIAL EXPOSTION PROOF SUPERB GEM
SPAIN 1987 1 PESETA E-87 MINTMARK SPECIAL EXPOSITION PROOF. SUPERB GEM
SPAIN 1987 1 PESETA E-87 MINTMARK SPECIAL EXPOSITION PROOF. SUPERB GEM
SPAIN 1987 1 PESETA E-87 MINTMARK SPECIAL EXPOSITION PROOF. SUPERB GEM
SPAIN 1987 1 PESETA E-87 MINTMARK SPECIAL EXPOSITION PROOF. SUPERB GEM
SPAIN 1987 1 PESETA E-87 MINTMARK SPECIAL EXPOSITION PROOF. SUPERB GEM
SPAIN 1987 BRONZE MEDAL E-87 MINTMARK UNCIRCULATED
SPAIN 1987 BRONZE MEDAL E-87 MINTMARK UNCIRCULATED
SPAIN 1987 BRONZE MEDAL E-87 MINTMARK UNCIRCULATED
SPANISH CIVIL WAR EUZKADI 1937 ONE PESETA ALUMINUM BU
SPANISH CIVIL WAR EUZKADI 1937 TWO PESETA ALUMINUM BU
SPAIN 2ND REPUBLIC 1937 FIFTY CENTIMOS BU
SPAIN 2ND REPUBLIC 1937 FIFTY CENTIMOS BU
SPAIN 1937 FRANCO 25 CENTIMOS 11 ANO TRIV. BU
SPAIN 1953 10 CENTIMOS BU
SPAIN 1941 5 CENTIMOS “PLV” BU
SPAIN 1941 5 CENTIMOS “PLV” BU
SPAIN 1904 50 CENTIMOS STAR 10 BU
SPAIN 1904 50 CENTIMOS STAR 04 BU
SPAIN 2ND REPUBLIC MADRID 1938 25 CENTMOS COPPER BU
SPAIN 2ND REPUBLIC MADRID 1938 25 CENTMOS COPPER BU
SPAIN 2ND REPUBLIC MADRID 1937 ONE PESETA BRASS BU
SPAIN FRANCO 1944 ONE PESETA COPPER ALUMINUM SUPERB BU
SPAIN FRANCO 1944 ONE PESETA COPPER ALUMINUM SUPERB BU
SPAIN FRANCO 1957 STAR 74 NICKEL GEM PROOF
SPAIN FRANCO 1966 ONE PESETA COPPER ALUMINUM STAR 74 GEM PROOF
SPAIN FRANCO 1957 FIVE PESETA NICKEL STAR 74 GEM PROOF
SPAIN JUAN CARLOS 1980 FIVE PESETA NICKEL STAR 80 BU
SPAIN JUAN CARLOS 1980 FIVE PESETA STAR 80 NICKEL BU
SPAIN JUAN CARLOS 1980 TWENTY FIVE PESETA STAR 80 NICKEL BU
SPAIN JUAN CARLOS 1980 FIFTY PESETA STAR 80 NICKEL BU
SPAIN JUAN CARLOS 1980 ONE HUNDRED PESETA STAR 80 NICKEL BU
HONDURAS 1991 FIFTY CENTAVOS DE LIMPIRA GEM BU SEMI PROOFLIKE
GERMANY 1994 10 PFENNING GEM BU
SPAIN 1900 STAR 00 SILVER UNC.
MEXICAN 1949 SILVER ONZA WITH PASTEL TONING ON BOTH SIDES; SELDOM SEEN LIKE THIS BU

PAGE #2 OF THE STOLEM COINS:

UNITED STATES BARBER 25C 1893-O Poor/Fair
UNITED STATES BARBER 25C 1893-S Poor/Fair
UNITED STATES BARBER 25C 1896-O Poor/Fair
UNITED STATES BARBER 25C 1896-S Poor/Fair SEMI KEY TO THE SERIES
UNITED STATES BARBER 25C 1901 Poor/Fair
UNITED STATES BARBER 25C 1901-O Poor/Fair
UNITED STATES BARBER 25C 1902 Poor/Fair
UNITED STATES BARBER 25C 1902-O Poor/Fair
UNITED STATES BARBER 25C 1903-S Poor/Fair
UNITED STATES BARBER 25C 1906 Poor/Fair
UNITED STATES BARBER 25C 1907 Poor/Fair
UNITED STATES BARBER 25C 1907 Poor/Fair
UNITED STATES BARBER 25C 1908 Poor/Fair
UNITED STATES BARBER 25C 1908-S Poor/Fair
UNITED STATES BARBER 25C 1908-S Poor/Fair
UNITED STATES BARBER 25C 1910-D Poor/Fair
UNITED STATES BARBER 25C 1912 Poor/Fair
UNITED STATES BARBER 25C 1914-D Poor/Fair
UNITED STATES BARBER 25C 1905-S Poor/Fair
UNITED STATES BARBER 25C 1893-O Poor/Fair

Jon Lerner - Scarsdale Coin - www.CoinHelp.com

Comments

  • GoldbullyGoldbully Posts: 16,793 ✭✭✭✭✭

    How could this happen?

    Heads must roll!!!

  • pcgscacgoldpcgscacgold Posts: 2,595 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I hope the package shows up. In December I had a RM package go off the grid for two full weeks. Then all of a sudden it was found and delivered. Took over 3 weeks from start to finish.

  • MWallaceMWallace Posts: 3,808 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's unclear to me. Was it mailed from Spain or the U.S.? If the U.S. it can, and will be, tracked to the last person that had it. It's signed for every time it changes hands.

  • MetroDMetroD Posts: 1,914 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MWallace said:
    It's unclear to me. Was it mailed from Spain or the U.S.? If the U.S. it can, and will be, tracked to the last person that had it. It's signed for every time it changes hands.

    "MISSING COINS PRESUMED STOLEN FROM A REGISTERED MAIL PACKAGE MAILED FROM FAR NORTH DALLAS POST OFFICE ON THE 27TH OF DECEMBER 2023 TO PCGS FOR GRADING."

  • MWallaceMWallace Posts: 3,808 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MetroD said:

    @MWallace said:
    It's unclear to me. Was it mailed from Spain or the U.S.? If the U.S. it can, and will be, tracked to the last person that had it. It's signed for every time it changes hands.

    "MISSING COINS PRESUMED STOLEN FROM A REGISTERED MAIL PACKAGE MAILED FROM FAR NORTH DALLAS POST OFFICE ON THE 27TH OF DECEMBER 2023 TO PCGS FOR GRADING."

    Has the package been delivered with the contents missing or not delivered yet? If the latter, thirteen days is not long enough to be worried yet. Registered mail is safe, but very slow. I worked at the PO for 31 years. If a piece of registered mail was presented to me damaged, I refused to sign for it unless the damage was noted with my signature. If it's damaged it can be traced to last person that took responsibility for it. I've known registered to take as much as 30 days or more to be delivered. The Hope Diamond was once mailed Registered. Registered is the safest way to ship something.

  • MWallaceMWallace Posts: 3,808 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If the package was delivered with the contents missing, you need to take it up with a postmaster, not a clerk or carrier. Or even better contact the Postal Inspector office in your area. They take such things seriously.

  • Pnies20Pnies20 Posts: 1,955 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @pcgscacgold said:
    I hope the package shows up. In December I had a RM package go off the grid for two full weeks. Then all of a sudden it was found and delivered. Took over 3 weeks from start to finish.

    Same thing happened to me with a package coming from CAC in NJ. I thought it was Gone.

    BHNC #248 … 103 and counting.

  • epcepc Posts: 92 ✭✭✭

    I've had USPS ($25K of freshly graded coins) and FedEx (other somewhat pricey stuff) packages delivered to the wrong address across town (same number and first three letters of street name). Check your tracking info - it should say where it was/will be delivered. Fortunately, I was able to get everything home safely. Hopefully, you will too.

    Collector of Liberty Seated Half Dimes, including die pairs and die states

  • rte592rte592 Posts: 1,381 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Public Service Announcement
    Sending a package a week before and a week after the new year...OUCH.
    Holidays are sketchy enough, but Dec 15 - Jan 10...that's a risky gamble like **Burmada Triangle Risky*

    Hope they find your package.

  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,605 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm also cautiously optimistic that this is simply a package taking its time from TX to CA and that the online tracking updates have not been done. This is USPS Registered Mail, which can take an awful long time, and as of today it has been less than two weeks.

    Good luck to the sender.

    Thomas Bush Numismatics & Numismatic Photography

    In honor of the memory of Cpl. Michael E. Thompson

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  • jkrkjkrk Posts: 948 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 9, 2024 7:53PM

    Having shipped a couple of hundred Double eagles (mainly registered mail) over the past few years, none were lost. The quickest delivery was 4 days, the longest 3 weeks. A couple of times I believed the package was lost. I was opening cases regularly since they usually go to sleep in Jamaica, ny for 4- 6 days before moving on. Every package was insured for full value (with sig) so i was never really concerned if one went astray.

  • All coins shipped from Dallas, Texas. The box was shipped on the 27th of Dec and then, 2 days later shipped another box via the same post office and also registered mail. Both boxes were going to PCGS for the coins to be graded. The alarm bells went off when the second box (Shipped on the 29th) arrived and was delivered to PCGS on the 5th of Jan 2024. The first box only showed the Post office taking possession of the box and then nothing; fell off the face of the earth. The Post Office personnel have been looking for the first box since last Friday and have no idea where it went... I have my fingers crossed it shows up. I wanted to get the list of coins out there since they are not "Mainstream" coins that one sees everyday. The Spanish coins were very high grade coins which were picked up in Spain over a period of 13 years while stationed there with the USAF. Thanks to all for your comments, most appreciated!

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,310 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hope it wasn't one if the elves 🫤

  • johnny010johnny010 Posts: 1,037 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’ve had register mail lost, researched multiple times and then found because they forgot “those packages are locked up”.

  • TiborTibor Posts: 3,144 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've only signed for two packages since Feb.2020. My wife and I receive medicine
    through the mail and I of course my auction winnings from Europe. In Dec. I had
    two packages from Germany track as far as U.S. customs in New York. I received
    both packages but tracking shows them still in customs. I notified both auction
    houses. Keeping my fingers crossed for you.

  • nencoinnencoin Posts: 1,216 ✭✭✭✭

    It took four weeks for a 1943 Copper Lincoln to get delivered via Registered Mail, with no tracking updates for about a two week period. Not a pleasant wait, but it showed up. I think this is much too early to consider them stolen. I hope it shows up for you soon.

  • NeophyteNumismatistNeophyteNumismatist Posts: 850 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sorry this happened. I hope they show-up. :'(

    I am a newer collector (started April 2020), and I primarily focus on U.S. Half Cents and Type Coins. Early copper is my favorite.

  • SwampboySwampboy Posts: 12,861 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm hoping for a good outcome in light of some of the delivery times that I've seen reported here.

  • 1946Hamm1946Hamm Posts: 754 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Registered mail is the most secure but delivery sucks. It doesn't matter if you send it Priority , express,or regular mail. When it's registered all the delivery times go away. Give your package 30 days then get worried.

    Have a good day, Gary
  • BryceMBryceM Posts: 11,684 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think it’s 95% likely your package will arrive safe & sound. Since COVID, tracking information has been pretty lousy. I had a registered package “go dark” for about two weeks back in October. It eventually showed back up on the tracking system and was delivered shortly thereafter.

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