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folks there has been a reward offered see below


On Friday January 6, 2017, during the FUN Show, the hotel room of a collector was burglarized, resulting in the loss of 19 coins, mostly US Bust Half-Dollars. An itemized list appears below. The total value exceeds $40,000.

Fort Lauderdale police and Doug Davis of the Numismatic Crime Information Center are investigating the crime. Should you have any information regarding the crime or the stolen items, please contact Davis, of the NCIC, at (817) 723-7231 or

The victim is a member of the Bust Half Nut Club, "BHNC." Through the efforts of BHNC secretary Steve Herrman and PNG dealers Sheridan Downey and David Kahn, a reward fund has been assembled, currently totaling more than $16,000. The reward, administered by BHNC, is offered to any person that provides information leading to recovery of the stolen coins. Questions regarding the reward may be directed to Steve Herrman at

Collectors and dealers are urged to print a copy of the list of stolen coins and to keep an eye out for the items while examining Internet coin auctions, attending coin shows or visiting coin shops.

Coin # Denom Year Variety Grading Serv Grade Cert # Pic Pedigree

1 01C 1864 Judd-335 NGC MS65 185472-005 Y

2 50C 1795 O-103a NGC VF30 3809196-015 Y Hilt Collection

3 50C 1808 O-110 PCGS XF45 33543154 Y Link

4 50C 1809 O-110 PCGS XF40 33543155 N

5 50C 1809 O-111 PCGS AU55 33543156 N

6 50C 1812 O-104a PCGS AU58 81469525 N

7 50C 1814 O-103 PCGS AU58 N

8 50C 1817 O-108a PCGS VF35 33543158 N

9 50C 1818 O-113 PCGS AU55 33543159 N

10 50C 1822 O-105 PCGS AU58 29293087 Y Frederick-Link

11 50C 1822 O-113 PCGS AU53 N

12 50C 1823 O-110 NGC CAC AU58 3809010-016 Y

13 50C 1824 O-117 PCGS AU55 33543160 N

14 50C 1827 O-132 PCGS AU58 81612459 N

15 50C 1827 O-144 PCGS AU53 82237716 Y

16 50C 1829 O-102 PCGS AU58 82139155 N

17 50C 1829 O-105 PCGS CAC AU58 32177593 ? N

18 50C 1830 O-112 PCGS AU55 81318215 Y Link

19 50C 1836 O-121 PCGS VF20 31445403 Y

The Numismatic Crime Information Center is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation. P.O. Box 14080 Arlington, Texas 76094.

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