PROTECT YOURSELF. PROTECT YOUR COLLECTION.
- Keep a detailed inventory of your collection
- Keep insurance coverage up to date and adequate
- Create and implement a security plan
If you do experience a loss:
- Do not alter the crime scene
- Call the police and file a report
- Call your insurance company and file a report
- Contact ANA LossAlert
Good idea, I'll be looking into insurance.
The link to The Numismatic Crime Center has great basic inventory forms. From the money.org home page, it's the last listing under the heading Community. From there click "Dealers/Collectors". Scroll to the bottom of the page and all the forms you might need are there. Both Coins and Currency as well as well as some I hope you never need to use.
You can never plan on when you may be the victim of a robbery, but you can certainly plan for how you can recover from one with the proper coverage. Look into Hugh Wood; great prices, relative to most insurance companies for similar policies. (How much does your peace of mind cost?) Funny how insurance is one of those things we spend money on, but hope we never have to use! "The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry" (Burns)
Insurance coverage is a great idea. Most home insurance policies don't cover the value of collectibles stored in the home, so to protect the value of your collection, extra insurance is important.