Valuable Coin Collection Stolen From Elderly Couple

Collection valued between $300,000 and $500,000.

By Matt Fitzpatrick
|  Wednesday, May 16, 2012  |  Updated 10:19 AM EDT
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Coin Heist Nets Nearly $500K

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An antique coin and bank note collection valued between $300,000 and $500,000 was stolen from elderly couple in the Annandale area this past weekend, according to Fairfax County Crime Solvers. 

The couple returned to their home in the 3800 block of Stuart Circle about 7:20 p.m. Saturday after spending the day at a coin show in Charlottesville, Va., according to authorities.  The couple went into the house, and upon returning to their car after a few minutes, the entire collection of coins and bank notes was missing, authorities said.

The couple may have been followed home from the coin show, authorities said.

The collection was inside three brown leather briefcases, two document holders and a leather backpack, which were all hidden under a blanket in the rear hatch area of the car, authorities said.

The missing items include:

  • 1929 National Notes in increments of five, ten and twenty dollars. These notes are from but not limited to: The Peoples National Bank of Leesburg, the 2nd National Bank of Culpeper and Fauquier National Bank.
  • There are also additional notes from these selected Virginia locations, Fairfax, Warrenton, Hot Springs, Staunton, Harrisonburg, Waynesburg, Strasburg, Roanoke, Marshall and Charlottesville.
  • Numerous Confederate notes in denominations of one, two, five, ten, fifty and five hundred dollars stored in a document book with plastic holders.
  • 1932 Indian Gold piece
  • Numerous commemorative half dollars
  • One dollar gold pieces
  • Confederate Obsolete notes (no other specifics)
  • 1922 Plain penny
  • Numerous U.S. small currency notes(no other specifics)
  • 1909-S VBD penny
  • Book of Confederate notes (no other specifics)
  • Box of Indian Head and Lincoln pennies
  • (2) 1934 $1,000 notes
  • 1934 $500 note      
  • 1928 $500 note

Anyone with information can contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.

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