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  • AnacapAnacap Posts: 91 Copper ✭✭
    100 Kg of a giant gold coin, stolen from a museum, worth +4,5M $ WTF :D
    What happened with the security? It was just an alarm? haha.
  • UvasUvas Posts: 680 Silver ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2017
    The robber must have been pretty strong to lift that thing!

    I wonder if he had a plastic case big enough for it...
  • GoldIsCurrencyGoldIsCurrency Posts: 1,818 Gold ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Uvas You got to have Hercules strength to play flip a coin. (heads or tails)

    Apparently only 5 of these coins were ever made. The first one the Royal Canadian mint still holds in their vault, another one was bought by a businessman in Dubai whom uses it as a coffee table. (now that's a coffee table!) Two of the coins were bought by anonymous collectors and the last coin was bought by the owner of a mining company in Western Canada (who lends it to different museums). Probably the owner of the mining company was the coin in the posted article.
  • GoldIsCurrencyGoldIsCurrency Posts: 1,818 Gold ✭✭✭✭✭
    For those that are curious, below link is an update to the gold coin stolen from the German Museum.

    https://sputniknews.com/business/201703291052099941-berlin-coin-theft-new-details/
  • tomartotomarto Posts: 112 Copper ✭✭
    Pulling it off appears rather straightforward, requiring a rock and a ladder., via a broken open window in the back of the museum .
    Police speculated that multiple burglars were involved due to weight and size .
    The thieves: it is said used a video ... from a high ranking reliable source ....to do the training for the heist.
    The video
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