Stolen Coins Now Listed Online by PNG
May 9, 2007
Stolen Coins Now
Listed Online by PNG
California) – To assist dealers and law enforcement agencies, an online
database of stolen and missing coins has been established by the Professional
Numismatists Guild at www.stolencoin.org.
“Access to the stolen coin tracking web site will be available to registered
PNG member-dealers and to police and other law enforcement agencies. They will
be able to conveniently report and search for specific information about crimes
and losses related to numismatic material,” said Robert Brueggeman, PNG
Executive Director and President of the security company, Positive Protection,
Inc. of Fallbrook, California.
Items can be searched or listed under more than 100 categories ranging from
Colonial coins to state commemorative quarters, from copper half cents to $100
denomination platinum bullion coins. Other descriptions, such as grade and variety,
also can be indicated, and certified (“slabbed”) coins can be listed
and searched by the certification service’s assigned serial number.
“As numismatic professionals, our primary mission is to make the hobby
safe for collectors and investors by maintaining rigid standards of excellence
for our member dealers. As part of the PNG Code of Ethics, member-dealers must
refrain from knowingly dealing in stolen numismatic items. This new web site
will help us fulfill that pledge,” explained Jeff Garrett, PNG President
and President of Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries of Lexington, Kentucky.
Announcement of the stolen coin tracking web site was made during the PNG general
membership meeting on PNG Day, May 9, 2007, at the Central States Numismatic
Society convention in St. Louis, Missouri.
PNG is a non-profit organization founded in 1955 and is composed of the many
of the world’s top rare coin and paper money dealers. For additional information,
contact the PNG at 3950 Concordia Lane, Fallbrook, California 92028. Phone:
(760) 728-1300. E-mail: info@PNGdealers.com.