Wednesday 6 May 2015

Global Famous Stolen Coin Collections in 2014

I am writing a few global famous theft took place in 2014 year and would like to add few more in near future.
Thought these news is an year back but this is for your information .


The Ontario Provincial Police aren't known for their coin collecting acumen, but burglary has been putting on numismatic news .

Sometime around 3: 25 PM noon on May 9,2014 in broad day light some one opened a safe sitting in the garage of home in Township of Admaston Bromley and walked away with the collection Inside.

Some coins were stored in two metallic box- type suit cases were theft worth $50,000. Those includes Olympic coins with 12 trays of 24 coins . The other held coins with various animal and insect emblems. All were Canadian currency. Then there were two large boxes, one yellow and one blue containing silver coins with various large animals pictures depicted on them . The other boxes contain silver coins

The thief might have escaped with all those coins - they must have weighted lot .But even selling coins individually or in small batches ,presents problems. OPP investigators are keeping an eye on websites like Kijiji ,eBay to see whether the coins show up for sale .

Source : Coin Treasure Magazine ,Chennai

Contributed by : N Ganesan


Staff of NSW state Library have been left distraught after up to 1$ million worth of rare Australian coins were stolen in brazen day light theft. CCTV footage of the heist , which occurred just before 4 PM (AEST) on Wednesday , has been handed to Police , who say it shows a man entering the library on Macquaria Street and approaching the glass display cabinet.

Library staff did not discover the theft until the following morning. The coins were part of rare collection . There were 15 coins on display and 12 were stolen .

The most interesting one in many years is holey dollar ,dating from the time of Governor (Lachlan) Macquarie (Governer 1810-1821) and is an example of Australian first currency . It is hard to imagine something more precious . It really was Australia's first currency. 

We see our job carrying forward for the next generations , so when some one cuts across that , it is upsetting . " Dealers had been alerted to the theft , he said. The coins were in a secure display case, on the upper level of the Mitchell Library building . Mr Byrne said they were in an secure case that was connected to an alarm ,very difficult to open and monitored by CCTC footage.  

Source : Coin Treasure Magazine ,Chennai
Contributed by : N Palaniappan Chieft Editor

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