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I had my entire collection stolen from the house and the NYPD was useless in helping.  Coins showed up in auctions and the auction houses themselve were useless.  Coins were resubmited to TPGer and they did nothing.  You have no protection.  Until there is a commitment to end the dealing in stolen coins, the problem will remain.  Nearly every coin collector expereinces a substantial coin theft in their lives.

4 months ago

My friends collection was stolen. He used to go around saying what he did. I told him he's going to tell the wrong guy. He did. The police said there gone. We can't track them.. So be careful what you say and to whom.

4 months ago

It is no fun if you have to hide them all in a corner and never share them.  That is not collecting, that is psycosis.  The solution is to STOP the sales of stolen coins in the market and to support all efforts to return stolen coins to the owner. 

4 months ago

I became a member of ANA and started the diploma program in May last year. I've only got the mint state part left before I can sit my exam. I had already sent off another 2 parts to get graded before my first came back in post. Our postal system is ridiculous. Then the usps stopped shipping to Australia between start September 2021 and a few week ago. I just got my certificates and tests back. Luckily Mr Gillis scanned all my work so I could see anything I got wrong to revise.  Our post always gets lost. They blame covid but I think they are just slack over here. I think it was a 3 week each way approx transit time. Hope everyone is keeping well.Linda

2 months ago

All packages do not fit in mail boxes. I have a big one that fits N.G.C. boxes. And once your collection  is stolen its gone. They break the coins out of the slab resubmit them no one will ever know. My friends collection the police dusted for prints nothing. He told him I'm sorry but unless your name is on the coin there gone forever. Think about it there 100% right. Put a stolen coin next to one that's not. You can tell the difference? Not going to happen.

2 months ago

Indeed.  But the technology is available to identify stolen coins and which can identify individual coins without slabs.  The dealers and the auction houses don't want to use it because they are vested in the movement of stolen property and the NYPD is particularly useless with regard to home burglaries. 

FWIW - I only use the USPS for coins.  They are the only ones who have access to the building, and will take the time to walk my package to my supers door if I am not home, or just bring it back to the LOCAL post office.

There are all kinds of bad things to say about the US Postal Service but they are far far better than the alternatives whose drivers are so pressed for time that they think nothing of just skipping you over on their route when they think your not going to be home, or flinging a package through a random open window.

2 months ago

Like I said I'm lucky I'm on great terms with my mailman. Then again all the cameras in and outside the building is great. I would like to know the technology for telling stolen coins from non stolen coins. 

2 months ago

I still would like to know how you can tell hundreds of thousands of the same son  from each other

2 months ago
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