Coin Collection stolen near Paris

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  1. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector

    An entire (and fairly comprehensive) coin collection was stolen from a private home near Paris, France probably three days ago. The collector discovered the burglary when he came back from a trip. Apparently the whole house was searched, but the coins were the only items the thieves took with them. Below is a note in French, from the CGB website (see post #2 for an English version). Some of you may know the collector; he is "Figleaf" in other forums.

    Don't think that the thieves will offer the pieces to a dealer in the US. But if you are in France, or elsewhere in Europe ... Also, some of the stolen pieces may be considered "oddball", such as a collection of Dutch beer tokens, US tax tokens, French emergency tokens, and who knows, they may show up on eBay. As for the contact address at the bottom, it can stay there. Michel Prieur is the president of the CGB, the biggest numismatic society in France.

    Hope the collection, or at least parts of it, will "show up" ...

    Christian

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    http://blog.cgb.fr/importante-collection-volee-hier,4506.html

    IMPORTANTE COLLECTION VOLÉE HIER
    24/05/2013

    Cet appel s'adresse surtout aux professionnels : quiconque leur propose un ensemble aussi atypique ne peut être que le voleur ou un receleur. Pour les collectionneurs, la suite sera composée des images qui sont en train d'être réunies et permettra de fliquer e-bay, par exemple. Table des matières de la collection, certainement la seule au monde avec ce contenu hétéroclite.

    • Monnaies 'British Commonwealth' de 1600 à 2000 par type sans or, avec commémoratives. Assez complet, y inclus:
    - monnaies (surtout petit) Anglo-Hannovériens et jetons de nécessité de Hannover
    - monnaies de cuivres Mughal, groupe assez complète de monnaies de Kutch, Seychelles et Mauritius
    - jetons de co-operatives Britanniques
    - jetons de transportation Britanniques
    - jetons de jeux (gaming tokens) Britanniques
    - tokens de la période autour de 1795 et autour de 1815
    - jetons Sud Africains
    - monnaie altéré Irlandais dans la période des 'troubles'
    • Monnaies néerlandaises royales par type et directeur de la monnaie (assez complet, avec or - la 5 gulden de Wilhelmina est un faux, série complète de commémoratives sans carte monétaire!), République (une cinquantaine de pièces, la plupart cuivre et petit pièces en argent, quelques grands pièces argent) et:
    - jetons modernes de tout sortes, la plupart en cuivre jaune et alu, notamment jetons de gaz et d'électricité
    - jetons de cafés et salles de fête en plastic
    • Monnaies françaises, surtout après 1848 (presque complet) par type sans or.
    - jetons de nécessité (800 à 1200 pièces différents) bien préservés
    - quelques Monnérons et jetons de visite de monnaies
    • Monnaies d'autres pays Européens, généralement décimale, par type, sans or mais beaucoup de pièces commémoratives. Assez complet.
    - jetons Suédois
    - monnaies timbres Danois
    - petit groupe de jetons de nécessité Allemand
    - jetons de transportation et téléphone Russe
    • Monnaies des Etats Unis, assez incomplet
    - tax tokens (jetons pour payer la TVA avec dénomination en mills), quelques jetons politiques
    - jetons des lépreux Philippins
    • Monnaies des autres pays du monde, assez incomplet, sauf Argentine, Chile, Peru et Taiwan
    - à noter: monnaies de Harare, presque complet
    NOUS CONTACTER D'URGENCE À prieur@cgb.fr NOUS SOMMES EN CONTACT AVEC LA VICTIME ET LES SERVICES.
    N'OUBLIEZ PAS QU'AIDER UN VOLÉ À RETROUVER SA COLLECTION, C'EST PROTÉGER LA VÔTRE : PERSONNE NE DOIT POUVOIR VOLER UNE COLLECTION DE MONNAIES ET EN TIRER PROFIT. TOUS SOLIDAIRES !
     
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  3. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector

    • "British Commonwealth" (includes predecessor and successor states) coins from 1600 to 2000 by type, no gold, with commemoratives. Rather complete, including:
    - (mostly small) Anglo-Hanoverian coins and tokens (Notgeld) of Hannover and Westfalen.
    - Northumberland shilling, godless florin
    - Copper Mughal coins, rather complete collection of Kutch (machine-struck), nice group of Maldive Islands coins, Indian famine token
    - Seychelles and Mauritius complete until around 2000
    - British co-op tokens
    - British transportation tokens, complete (12 pcs) set of zodiac transportation tokens
    - British gaming tokens
    - British 18th and 19th century tokens
    - South African tokens
    - Engraved Irish coins from the period of the "troubles"

    • Dutch royal coins by type and mintmaster (rather complete, including gold - the 5 gulden Wilhelmina is a forgery.) Complete series of commemoratives not in coin card. Around 50 coins of the republic, most copper and some silver, some large pieces. Also:
    - extensive group of Dutch colonial coins, some plantation tokens
    - plastic event and pub tokens
    - gas, electricity, coffee machine, bike tax and other modern Dutch tokens

    • French coins by type, no gold, rather complete after 1848. Some earlier pieces.
    - About 1000 French tokens, mainly of the period 1916-1923, nice grade
    - Some Monnerons and Mint visit medals

    • Coins of other European countries, generally rather complete from decimalization, by type, no gold, many commemoratives (Austria, Portugal, Poland, Denmark) including:
    - Swedish gaming tokens
    - Danish stamp money
    - Sardinia, 100 lire 1835 gold, traces of mounting on the reverse
    - Russian transportation and telephone tokens

    • US coins by type, no gold, rather incomplete before the Barber coins, but including:
    - flowing hair half dollar
    - large group of tax tokens and some political tokens
    - Philippine lepra colony coins

    • Coins of the rest of the world, rather incomplete, except for Argentina, Chile, Peru and Taiwan. Includes
    - Fairly complete group of coins of Harar
    - Large group of Thai commemoratives
     
  4. xGAJx

    xGAJx Happy

    Wow. what a nice and extensive collection, sad it had to be stolen. hopefully not for too long and we might catch the thief red handed.
     
  5. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector

    Yes, I hope so too. While the collection is, as far as I can tell, certainly not just an assortment of cheap junk :) the "emotional" loss, if the items do not show up again, would be at least as aggravating as the financial aspect ...

    Christian
     
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