More than $430K worth of coins, currency stolen from dealer after show

A Vancouver dealer fell victim to a major theft after leaving the Calgary Spring Coin Show & Money Fair this past weekend.

Joe Iorio, owner of J&M Coin and Jewellery, was checking in at the Calgary airport on March 1 when his bags were stolen, according to a notice issued by the Canadian Association of Numismatic Dealers (CAND) on March 3. Altogether, a total of $430,310 worth of numismatic material, including coins, paper money and bullion, was stolen.

The stolen items include:

  • a 1923 cent (MS-65RB)
  • a 1885 five-cent “Large 5” variety (MS-64, from the Cook Collection)
  • a 1909 five-cent “Round Leaves Bow Tie” variety (MS-64, from the Cook Collection)
  • a 1923 five-cent coin (MS-63)
  • a 1924 five-cent coin (MS-63)
  • a 1925 five-cent coin (MS-62)
  • a 1926 five-cent “Near 6” variety (MS-63)
  • a 1930 five-cent coin (MS-63)
  • a 1931 five-cent coin (MS-61)
  • a 1933 five-cent coin (ICG MS-63)
  • a 1934 five-cent coin (MS-61)
  • a 1947 five-cent “Dot” coin (MS-63)
  • a 1875H 10-cent coin (AU Details, Genuine, Cleaned)
  • a 1871H 50-cent coin (AU Details, Genuine, Cleaned, from the Cook Collection)
  • a 1890H 50-cent coin (AU Details, Genuine Cleaned, Surfaces Smoothed, from the Cook Collection)
  • a 1902 50-cent coin (MS-64, from the Cook Collection)
  • a 1996 $2 “Genuine Beaded Border” variety (only four known)
  • a 1909-C soveriegn (AU-50)
  • a 1858 half-penny token (EF-40, Breton 921)
  • an undated PEI half-penny token (VF-30, Breton 997)
  • a Lower Canada half-penny token (VG-8, Breton 561)
  • an undated Balmoral Oil token (EF-40)
  • a 1821 sovereign (MS-62)
  • a 1824 sovereign (VF-35)
  • a 1826 sovereign (MS-61)
  • a 1887 2£ (MS-61)
  • a 1887 5£ (AU Details, Obverse Rim Damage)
  • a 1887 5£ (AU-55)
  • a 1887 5£ (AU-58)
  • a 1762 1/4 Guinea coin (AU-53)
  • a 1803 1/3 Guinea coin (MS-63)
  • a 1810 1/3 Guinea coin (AU Details, Surface Hairlines)
  • a 1809 1/2 Guinea coin (AU-55)
  • a 1794 Guinea (VF-20)
  • a 1798 Guinea (MS-62+)
  • a AH1298//2 2T (MS-63, Afghanistan, Western Date, 1881)
  • a 1927R 20F (MS-61, Albania)
  • a 1920M 6d (AU58 Australia)
  • a 1922 6d (AU58 Australia)
  • a 1860 1/2 Sov (XF45 Australia)
  • a 1902S Sov (MS62 Australia)
  • a 1662 1/4D (MS62 Austria)
  • a 1857V Ducat (MS62 Austria)
  • a 1812/1R 4,000R (MS63 Brazil)
  • a 1866 10,000R (AU50 Brazil)
  • a 1886H 1/2C (SP65RB British North Borneo)
  • a 610-641 AU Byzantine Empire: AV Solidus (4.4 grams)
  • a 1802 1/96RD (PF63BN Ceylon)
  • a 1804 24S (AU58 Ceylon)
  • a 1838SO IJ 1E (VF Details Chile; Cleaned)
  • a 1890-1905 5c (MS64 China; Kwangtung Province)
  • a 1998 5Y (MS69 China; Panda; Small Date)
  • a 1998 10Y (MS69 China; Panda; Small Date)
  • a 1998 10Y (MS68 China; Panda; Large Date)
  • a 1979 400Y PF67 China; Great Hall of the People 30th Anniversary
  • a 1979 400Y PF67 China; Mao Zedong Memorial 30th Anniversary
  • a 1979 400Y PF70 China; Mao Zedong Memorial 30th Anniversary
  • a 1979 450Y PF69C China; Year of the Child; Cameo
  • a 1932 2D MS62 Czechoslovakia
  • a 1900 HC VBP 10K MS64 Denmark
  • a 1908 10K MS64 Denmark
  • a 1908 10K MS65 Denmark
  • a 1908 VBP GJ 10K MS66 Denmark
  • a 1873 HC CS 20K MS63 Denmark
  • a 1910 20K MS63 Denmark
  • a 1912 VBP GJ 20K MS67 Denmark
  • a 1915 VBP AH 20K MS64 Denmark
  • a 1917 20K MS62 Denmark
  • a 1904 4D MS63 Dutch West Indies
  • a 1899JM 10S MS61 Ecuador; Birmingham
  • a AH1277//10 10Q AU55 Egypt
  • a AH1357//1938 20 Piast. UNC det. Royal Wedding; Edge Damage
  • a EE1889 1/4W MS62 Ethiopia
  • a 1878S 10 Markka MS62 Finland
  • a 1882S 10 Markka MS64 Finland
  • a 1882S 10 Markka MS65 Finland
  • a 1882S 10 Markka MS65+ Finland
  • a 1882S 10 Markka MS66 Finland
  • a 1913S 10 Markka MS64 Finland
  • a 1913S 10 Markka MS65 Finland
  • a 1913S 10 Markka MS66 Finland
  • a 1814LL 10c MS62BN France; Antwerp – Wide LL
  • a 1860BB 5Fr MS61 France
  • a 1862A 10F AU58 France; G10F
  • a 1786A 1 L’Or AU det. France; Cleaned
  • a 1916T 15R UNC det. German East Africa; Arabesque Below T; Rev Rim Filed
  • a 1908 KB G100K MS63 Hungary Coronation – ReStrike
  • a 1835 1 Rupee PF62Cam S&W-1.43 Type D/4; Raised F; Restrike
  • a 1918(B) 15 Rupees AU58 India
  • a 1918I Sov MS61 Bombay (Mumbai) Mint
  • a 1918-I Sov MS63 India
  • a 1918-I Sov MS64 India
  • a 317-289BC VF Sicily, Syracuse; Agathocles
  • a 317-298 BCEF50 or 25 Litrai Obv. Apollo; Rev. Tripod
  • a 1808M 2L VF Det. Italy; Kingdom – Raised Letters; surface hairlines
  • a 1858 20L MS62 Anchor P Italy; Sardinia
  • a 1867T 20L MS63 Italy; ICCS Graded
  • a 1813 20L XF45 Italy; Naples & Sicily
  • a 1912R G20L UNC det. Italy; Surface Hairlines
  • a 1931R 50L MS62 Italy; Year IX; PCGS Graded
  • a 1931R 50L MS66 Italy; Year IX; PCGS Graded
  • a 1923 100L PF60 Italy Fascist Anniversary; Matte
  • a 1925R 20L MS63 San Marino
  • a 1871 1Yen (Au) AU58 Japan; High Dot; Red holder NGC
  • a 1908 10Yen MS64 Japan
  • a 1946B 20F MS63 Liechtenstein; ICCS Graded
  • a 1946B 10F MS65 Liechtenstein
  • a 1920Mo 20c MS63BN Mexico; Bronze
  • a 1870MO C 20 Pesos AU58 Mexico
  • a 1838M 5c AU55BN C. Monaco; Copper
  • a 1838M Decime (AU Details C. Monaco; Copper; Small Head; Environment damage)
  • a 1910 20P AU55 Montenegro; Bare Head
  • a 1927 10 Ore EF40 Norway; ICCS Graded
  • a 1874 20K MS61 Norway
  • a 1874 20K MS62 Norway
  • a 1910 20K MS63 Norway
  • a 1853 2E AU53 Peru; Lima; MB
  • a 1819 4E XF45 Peru; Lima; JP
  • a 1874 2d MS65BN South Africa; ZAR; Bronze
  • a 1953 1/2 Pond PF66 South Africa
  • a 1953 Pond PF67 South Africa
  • a 1789-M MF 1E AU50 Spain; PCGS Graded
  • a 1788M 2E XF40 M Spain; Charles III
  • a 1791M 4E VF35 M Spain
  • a 1881(81) 25P AU55 MSM Spain
  • a 1822M 80R AU58 Spain; SR, De Vellon
  • a 1874/3 10K MS65 Sweden
  • a 1883 10K MS65 Sweden
  • a 1875-ST 20K MS65 Sweden; PCGS Graded
  • a 1925-W 20K MS64 Sweden
  • a 1860 1/8B MS63 Thailand RS122 (1903) 1/4B MS62 Thailand
  • a 1930 5P MS63 Uruguay
  • a 1902 $4 Boville; Series A (“Tape Repair; Stains” F15-NET, DC-17b)
  • a 1902 $4 FOUR at top (VF20, DC-17b)
  • a 1935 $20 English; Small Seal (VF20, BC-9a)
  • a 1935 $25 English (AU50, BC-11)
  • a 1954 $1,000 Lawson-Bouey (“Small Repaired Edge Tear at Top Center” AU58, BC-44d)
  • a 1954 $1,000 Lawson-Bouey (“Changeover” GU65, BC-44d)
  • a 1954 $1,000 Lawson-Bouey (GU66-EPQ, BC-44d)
  • a 1988 $100 BJR Prefix; Knight-Dodge; Mismatched S/N (GU66-EPQ, BC-60d-E15-i)
  • a 1988 $100 BJR Prefix; Knight-Dodge; Mismatched S/N (SGU67-EPQ, BC-60d-E15-i)
  • a 1988 $1,000 EKA Prefix; Thiessen-Crow (CU64-EPQ, BC-61a)
  • a 1988 $1,000 EKA Prefix; Thiessen-Crow (GU65-EPQ, BC-61a)
  • a 1988 $1,000 EKA Prefix; Thiessen-Crow (GU66-EPQ, BC-61a)
  • a 1988 $1,000 Bonin-Thiessen (CU64, BC-61b)
  • a 1988 $1,000 Bonin-Thiessen (GU66-EPQ)
  • a 1954 $1,000 Beattie-Coyne (P#35a)
  • a 1975 $5 Belize (SGU67-EPQ P#36b)
  • a 1975 $10 Belize (GU66-EPQ P#37c)
  • a 1976 $20 Belize; PCGS Graded GU65-PPQ P#28c
  • a 1970-73 $1 British Honduras GU65-EPQ P#29c
  • a 1971-73 $2 British Honduras GU66-EPQ P#30c
  • a 1970-73 $5 British Honduras GU66-EPQ P#3
  • a 1971 $10 Cayman Islands CU64-EPQ P#312
  • a 1936 $1 Government of Hong Kong AU55 P#312
  • a 1936 $1 Government of Hong Kong MS64 P#172c
  • a 1935 $1 Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation GU65-EPQ P#172c
  • a 1935 $1 Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation GU66-EPQ P#19a
  • a 1937 10R India; “Staple Holes at Issue” AU55-EPQ P#19a
  • a 1937 10R India; “Staple Holes at Issue; Rust” CU63-NET P#54
  • a 1957 2500R Indonesia; Bank Indonesia; “Minor Stains” CU64 P#54
  • a 1957 2500R Indonesia; Bank Indonesia GU65-EPQ P#73b
  • a 1925-28 100 Gulden Netherlands Indies, Javasche Bank “Security Code Stamp at Issue” EF45-EPQ P#71c
  • a 1929-31 25 Gulden Netherlands Indies, Javasche Bank “Security Code Stamp at Issue” EF45 P#72c
  • a 1929-30 50 Gulden Netherlands Indies, Javasche Bank “Security Code Stamp at Issue” VF35 P#27b
  • a 1964 $5 Trinidad & Tobago GU66-EPQ
  • eight Netherlands Indies notes (loose)
  • nine Gold Nuggets, about 3 Oz. natural
  • 16 one-ounce South Africa gold Krugerrands
  • four one-ounce Gold Maple Leaf coins
  • a Canadian $100 6.75-ounce gold coin
  • a 10.5-ounce pure gold (scrap jewellery)
  • six pieces of Maundey money (1686, 1902, 1904, 1956, 1958, 1960)
  • 40 world coins
  • about five ounces of pure gold
  • about 100 ancient silver coins
  • about 20 ancient gold coins
  • a 1948 Canadian silver dollar, PCGS Graded MS61
  • a 1945 Canadian silver dollar, PCGS Graded MS64
  • a five Newfoundland gold coins (loose)
  • a Johnson-Mathey five-ounce silver bar
  • a 1894 Canadian 50-cent coin, AU
  • a 1890 Canadian 50-cent coin
  • a 1947 $1 “Pointed 7 with Dot” variety, AU50
  • a 1932 Canadian five-cent coin, MS62
  • a 1870 Newfoundland $2 gold coin
  • a 1984 Great Britain £5 sovereign
  • a 1894 Great Britiain half-sovereign
  • a 18-karat white gold butterfly pendant with diamonds (13 grams)
  • a 1946 Italy gold coin
  • a circa 1980 Czechoslovakia proof set
  • a 1950 Tibet coin
  • about $1,200 worth of miscellaneous coins bought at the show

“Please be extremely careful when leaving shows, and keep your hands on your bags at all times,” wrote CAND Executive Secretary Dawn Bell.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact Iorio at 604-876-7181.

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