Armed Robbery of Houston Area Dealer

January 5, 2012 – A Houston coin dealer had just finished setting up at the Money Show of The Southwest on December 1, 2011. The dealer left the show and took his family out to dinner. Upon returning home the dealer and his family were confronted by two masked gunmen who forced them inside their home. The dealer fought with one of the suspects and he was kicked, punched and pistol whipped to the head. During the scuffle one suspect bit the dealer’s arm. The victims were then tied up.

In an attempt to remove any DNA evidence the suspects sliced the skin around the bite mark and then poured alcohol on the wound. The suspects then placed the dealers 12 year old daughter on the floor and put a pillow over her face. The suspects demanded to know where all the valuables were as they put a gun to the daughters head.

The suspects stayed in the dealers home for over two hours and removed over $500,000 in coins and jewelry.

The following is a partial list of stolen coins:

  • Complete set of Gold Proof Eagles graded NGC PR70 1986-2011
  • 20 NGC graded MS 70 Gold Eagles
  • Numerous MS70 PCGS & NGC gold Pandas
  • Numerous graded NGC Swiss & French 20 Franc
  • Complete set of PR 70 gold Buffalo coins 2006-2011, NGC early releases
  • Box of proof & reverse proof Isle of Man gold angels, NGC graded
  • Bag of 10-1oz Stillwater palladium rounds
  • Dozens of 2010-2011 America the Beautiful 5oz silver quarters both NGC graded and raw.
  • 5 full 5 coin sets in rare SP70 grade. Many others MS69.
  • Numerous NGC & PCGS graded silver China panda coins, including two very rare MS70
  • oins dated 2000 frosted
  • 3 Three Cent Nickels graded NGC PR67
  • One 2009 Ultra High Relief gold eagle NGC MS70
  • Numerous rare MS70 graded silver kilo coins, Austrailia
  • Several Mexican gold 5-coin proof sets in box dated 2008-2011
  • 30 rolls gem unc Morgan & Peace dollars
  • Several boxes of rare MS70 silver Kookaburra Australia coins

Anyone with information on this offense should immediately contact:
Det. David Williams
Fort Bend County Sheriff


Doug Davis who is editing the website numismatic crimes.

More information about numismatic crimes in the U.S., you will find, if you visit the numismatic crimes information center.

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