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Is there a way to put an alert on a PCGS coin that was stolen during shipping?

I sold an 1886 $ PCGS MS65DMPL on ebay. The buyer says when he opened package it was empty. He had signed for it and did not notice the other end of the box had the tape cut. It is PCGS #39430829. It is a pretty nice coin that could be recognized if someone was looking at the PCGS pic.
Is there a way to add to the PCGS item the fact that it was stolen?
Thanks

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    davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,860 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 8, 2024 1:05PM

    start a registry set called 'stolen coin in shipping' and add the coin to that set. If anyone checks cert, they will see it is in that registry set.

    make sure you file with the USPS inspector general
    possibly a police report?

    A few years ago, I bought a coin and when checking I got 'invalid cert'. I started the process of getting fixed and after a few weeks, they told me it had been reported stolen and return to where I bought it for refund .... I am not sure what owner did to have PCGS do that.

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    BStrauss3BStrauss3 Posts: 3,168 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Contact PCGS customer service and NCIC. PCGS will flag the listing as not valid.

    -----Burton
    ANA 50 year/Life Member (now "Emeritus")
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    retirednowretirednow Posts: 474 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 8, 2024 6:04PM

    Need to file a police report ... as I learned PCGS will not note it unless they have evidence it was reported stolen. I think the same for the numistnatic Crime site

    https://numismaticcrimes.org/

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    alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,666 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would just add the coin and the cert# to one of your sets. If/when someone tries to register it you will be notified to remove it. When/if that happens you can then reach out to PCGS and tell them that the coin was stolen and have them report to the police who was trying to register it and also report it to NCIC.

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