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Los Angeles Coin Collection Robbed - Please Be On Lookout:

ArtistArtist Posts: 2,012 ✭✭✭
edited October 19, 2017 10:08AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Updated List - Now Many Coins Have Cert. Numbers

UPDATE #2: My coin collection was stored in a 1920s-era dime-denomination bank tray. It was made of steel, painted bright green on the outside, and had a yellow painted label that said with a swoosh in brown ink: "DIMES" This thing is kind of hard to miss - and the kind of thing someone might try to sell to a coin shop.

Hello All --

It has been ages since I posted here, and I wish I was coming back for a better reason. Alas, my coin collection was robbed. More than money, it took me a lifetime to assemble, and it is now gone.

That being said, some of the items were very unique -- California Fractionals, a Bass Pedigreed 1851-O Gold $1, and a Pop 2 Fr-2 1834 Classic Head $5.

I am hoping if any of you guys see any of thus stuff come into your store, that you please call the police.

Thank you in advance for any assistance --

Charlie Danek
U.S. Mint Artistic Infusion Program 2004-2006 (They also stole parchment scroll the mint sent me for being in this program.)

Here is a link to where pictures of my coins be seen: http://coincd.com/sites/numismatics/

And here is a list of what was stolen:

Type Date / Mint Grade TPG Notes:
$20 (Paper) 2005 (Autographed by Designer)
$20 1927 MS-62 PCGS
$20 1914-D MS-63 NGC / Cert.#: 2026670-014
$20 1900 MS-60 PCGS / 1st Gen. Rattler Holder / Cert.#: 09037.60/7174496
$10 1914-D MS-63 NGC / Cert.#: 2055759-001
$10 1907 MS-61 NGC No Motto / Cert.#: 302430-012
$10 1900 MS-63 NGC / Cert.#: 2044759-002
$5 1914-D MS-61 NGC / Cert.#: 696320-015
$5 1834 Fair-2 PCGS (Pop-2) / Cert.#: 81182031-8171
$2.50 1914-D MS-61 NGC / Cert.#: 2041129-002
$2.50 1912 AU-50 (Raw) Antique Box
$2.50 1904 $2.50 MS-62 / Cert#: 81182030-7856
$1-Gold 1915-S AU-58 NGC Pan. Pacific
$1-Gold 1864 MS-60 (Raw) CA Token
$1-Gold 1862 MS-61 ANACS / Cert.#: 2862869
$1-Gold 1853-Cal. AU-55 PCGS / OGH BG-530 / Cert#: 10507.55/4565434
$1-Gold 1851-0 AU-58 NGC Bass Pedigree*
$.50-Gold 1852-Cal. MS-62 PCGS BG-401 / Cert.#: 10437.62/4607491
$.50-Gold 1852-Cal. MS-61 PCGS BG-407 / Cert.#: 10443.61/18515188
$.50-Gold 1854-Cal. MS-61 PCGS / OGH BG-308 / Cert.#: 10428.61/9447309
$.25-Gold 1856-Cal. MS-63 PCGS BG-229 / Cert.#: 10414.63/60214512
$1.00 1964-D MS-68 (Raw) Carr Restrike
$1.00 1922 MS-63 NGC
$1.00 1922 MS-61 (Raw) / Cert.#: 7357.63/7779032
$1.00 1903 $1 MS66 PCGS / Cert.# 81182028-7284
$1.00 1900 MS-65 (++) NGC / Fatty** / Cert.#: 506487-022
$1.00 1886 MS-65 PCGS / Cert.#: 81182027-7166
$1.00 1884-O MS-62 PCGS
$1.00 1884-CC MS-65PL PCGS / Cert.# 81182026-7153
$1.00 1883-CC MS-62 (Raw) GSA Box
$1.00 1881-S $1 MS66+ PCGS / 81182032-7130
$0.50 1982-S Proof (Raw) Washington
$0.50 1946 MS-64 (Raw) Iowa
$0.50 1939 MS67 NGC / Cert.#: 1770666-001
$0.50 1936 MS-62 PCGS / OGH Long Island / Cert.#: 9322.62/9297704
$0.50 1936-S MS-64 NGC Bay Bridge / Cert.#: 9254.64/8248114
$0.50 1900-O G-4 (Raw)
$0.50 1826 AU-58 PCGS / Cert.# 81182025 6143
$0.25 1917 MS-62 / FH PCGS Type 1 / Cert.#: 5707.62/2731453
$0.10 1923 MS-65 / FB NGC
$0.05 2005 (Flip Autographed by both Designers)
$0.05 1939 MS-67 NGC / Cert.#: 700262-005
$0.05 1938-D MS-66 NGC Type 1
$0.05 1913 MS-64 PCGS Type 1
$0.05 1900 MS-63 NGC Full Strike
$0.05 HD 1870 G-4 (Raw)
$0.05 1883 MS-60 (Raw)
$0.01 1822 VG-8 (raw)
$0.01 1944 MS-66 Red NGC / Cert.#: 1666423-024
$0.01 1943 MS-66 NGC / Cert.#: 216818-001
$0.01 1909 MS-63 BN (Raw)
$0.01 1900 MS-65 BN ANACS / Cert.#: 2567044
2-Reale Cob 1742 / Bolivia VF (Raw)
100 Korona Hungary Gold / (Raw)
SET: 1946-1964-P-D-S Silver Roosevelt Dimes / Gem Unc. / (Raw) / Large Capitol Plastic Display Holder
SET: Original 1957 Proof Set / (Mint Packaging)
SET: Original 1958 Mint Set / Amazingly Toned - Gem Uncirculated / (Raw) / Capitol Plastic 1-Piece Holder
SET: 1972 Proof Set / (Mint Packaging)
SET: 1976-S 40% Silver 3-Piece Proof Set / (Mint Packaging)
SET: 1980-P-D-S SBA Souvinir Set / (Mint Packaging)
SET: 1982 Cayman Proof Set / (Mint Packaging) / (2.88oz Silver Content)
SET: 1984 Swiss Proof Set / (Mint Packaging)
SET: 1999-2007 Silver Proof Sets / (Mint Packaging)
SET: 27-Count 2006-P-D Mint Satin Mint Sets / (Mint Packaging)


  • BochimanBochiman Posts: 25,291 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Best of luck in getting back what you can and whoever stole them getting busted to the extent.
    Sucks that it happened :(

    Happen while no one was home? Everyone ok?

    I've been told I tolerate fools poorly...that may explain things if I have a problem with you. Current ebay items - Nothing at the moment

  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Oh, man...I truly feel sick for you. Good luck.

    Thomas Bush Numismatics & Numismatic Photography

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

  • ArtistArtist Posts: 2,012 ✭✭✭

    Everyone is okay -- even the toy poodle.

    No one was home when it happened.

    All musical instruments are safe.

    They got the coins, the jewelry, and many sentimental things, but it could have been terribly worse.

  • CascadeChrisCascadeChris Posts: 2,516 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ouch. I hope you are able to find moat or all of it. Contact Doug Davis at www.NumismaticCrimes.org also check local shops and pawn shops obviously but being LA crooks can just drive an hour away and be in another jurisdiction. Check ebay daily too for the more rare stuff. I'll put the word out to all the dealers in the riverside county area to be on the lookout for you.

    The more you VAM..
  • ArtistArtist Posts: 2,012 ✭✭✭

    Thank you, CascadeChris. Contacting Doug right now.

  • Timbuk3Timbuk3 Posts: 11,658 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Oh boy, what a drag !!! Good luck, hope everything works out for you !!! :s

  • CoinstartledCoinstartled Posts: 10,135 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow Charlie, sorry to hear this. I will keep my eyes open on this end.

  • JJSingletonJJSingleton Posts: 1,400 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Heartbreaking. I will keep a look out and hope that your collection finds it way back home.

    Joseph J. Singleton - First Superintendent of the U.S. Branch Mint in Dahlonega Georgia

    Findley Ridge Collection
    About Findley Ridge

  • TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,747 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cr@p, sorry to hear about the theft.

    Hopefully they catch the creeps.


    BHNC #203

  • ldhairldhair Posts: 7,119 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sad. Wish you luck.


  • TookybanditTookybandit Posts: 3,410 ✭✭✭✭

    Ugh, sorry to hear.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Artist....Very sorry to hear of your loss..... a home burglary is really nasty. I wish you the best in recovering your property - all of it. Cheers, RickO

  • CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,539 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Will copy over to the coin dealer network, but need a phone number (yourself or the police person handling the case) so that a dealer can call for immediate verification should something walk into their store.

    Numismatist. 50 year member ANA. Winner of four ANA Heath Literary Awards; three Wayte and Olga Raymond Literary Awards; Numismatist of the Year Award 2009, and Lifetime Achievement Award 2020. Winner numerous NLG Literary Awards.
  • silverpopsilverpop Posts: 6,598 ✭✭✭✭✭

    sorry to hear about this, best of luck recovering those coins

  • ArtistArtist Posts: 2,012 ✭✭✭
  • JustacommemanJustacommeman Posts: 22,847 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's horrible. I'm In LA and will check out a few haunts when I'm back


    Walker Proof Digital Album
    Fellas, leave the tight pants to the ladies. If I can count the coins in your pockets you better use them to call a tailor. Stay thirsty my friends......
  • JustacommemanJustacommeman Posts: 22,847 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 18, 2017 7:17AM

    Make sure CNI ( Golddealer.com) knows about this. Near LAX. Huge bullion dealer and sells stabbed coins as well

    Vegas would be a likely fence as well


    Walker Proof Digital Album
    Fellas, leave the tight pants to the ladies. If I can count the coins in your pockets you better use them to call a tailor. Stay thirsty my friends......
  • cladkingcladking Posts: 28,329 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well... ...it's great to see you again but wish I could be under better circumstances.

    Best of luck getting all your coins back and will keep an eye out.

    Tempus fugit.
  • Dave99BDave99B Posts: 8,353 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm so very, very sorry to hear this. Anyone who has been through a home burglary knows how you feel. I've been there myself.

    What a shame. Will keep my eyes open.

    Can't believe the things people do, and still sleep at night. Very troubling.


    Always looking for original, better date VF20-VF35 Barber quarters and halves, and a quality beer.
  • TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 43,832 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sorry to read this. Will keep list as reference. Hope, beyond hope, for justice. My condolences. It’s so destructive to community... reading and realizing this is the world we live in.

  • divecchiadivecchia Posts: 6,527 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm sorry to hear this. I wish you the best in recovering your items.


    Hobbyist & Collector (not an investor).
    Donato's Complete US Type Set ---- Donato's Dansco 7070 Modified Type Set ---- Donato's Basic U.S. Coin Design Set

    Successful transactions: Shrub68 (Jim), MWallace (Mike)
  • FredWeinbergFredWeinberg Posts: 5,719 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll let the guys who have shops here
    in the Valley (L.A.) know about it,
    and I'll pass out the list to some of them.

    Retired Collector & Dealer in Major Mint Error Coins & Currency since the 1960's.Co-Author of Whitman's "100 Greatest U.S. Mint Error Coins", and the Error Coin Encyclopedia, Vols., III & IV. Retired Authenticator for Major Mint Errors
    for PCGS. A 49+-Year PNG Member...A full numismatist since 1972, retired in 2022
  • stevebensteveben Posts: 4,595 ✭✭✭✭✭

    best of luck recovering it. i am sorry this has happened.

  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,535 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The Cayman and Swiss proof sets would stick out like a sore thumb in this material.....that would be my red flag for sure.

    bob :(

    Registry: CC lowballs (boblindstrom), bobinvegas1989@yahoo.com
  • OldIndianNutKaseOldIndianNutKase Posts: 2,700 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I hate to hear this kind of bad news. This forum will disseminate your loss to many in the coin business. This might make the point for SecurePlus certifications where stolen coins can be identified at the TPG level? Opinion from PCGS wouold be helpful..


  • AMRCAMRC Posts: 4,266 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Please tell me it was insured.

    MLAeBayNumismatics: "The greatest hobby in the world!"

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