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Massive 100 Kilogram Gold Coin Worth $4.5 Million Stolen From German Museum

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If he can insert it HE CAN KEEP IT. :rage 1 :bang head: :popcorn:
 
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If two guys can pack up and move my 9' grand piano that weighs way more than 220 lbs. in under 10 minutes, two guys can move that coin. Shucks, they have more than enough motivation to.
 

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Berlin police make arrests over $4 million gold coin museum robbery

BERLIN (Reuters) - German special police commandos arrested several people during raids in Berlin on Wednesday over the spectacular robbery of a 100 kilo gold coin, worth about $4 million, from Berlin's Bode Museum in March.

Pictures showed armed police in balaclavas and paramedics outside a property in the Neukoelln area of Berlin.

"We are at the moment conducting searches and executing arrest warrants in several places in Berlin concerning the break in at the Bode museum in March," said Berlin police.

The unlikely robbery from one of Berlin's most prestigious museums in the center of the capital, from behind bullet-proof glass stunned Germans.

The Canadian coin, named "Big Maple Leaf", which bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II, is made out of pure gold with a material value of about $4 million. Its face value is about $1 million.

The coin, 53 centimeters in diameter and 3 centimeters thick, even made it into the Guinness Book of Records for its unrivalled degree of purity. It was loaned to the Bode Museum in December 2010.

Police had said it was probably stolen by a group of robbers who broke into the museum through a window, possibly with a ladder. They had also said they would expect the coin to be melted down.

The Bode has one of the world's largest coin collections with more than 540,000 items.

German media showed a picture of a man being led away by police with a white garment thrown over his head to disguise his identity.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-robbery-coin-idUSKBN19X0QA

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Well, It reads like the robbers hadn't moved it much after they absconded with the ROUND.
Reads like they laid low too long, one got busted or got loose lips and spilled the beans. JMO
 

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Pictures showed armed police in balaclavas...
Cops were pissed when handed their balaclavas..
Thought they were getting baklavas
 

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'suspects come from a large Arab family with alleged links to organised crime'



Well there's a big surprise.
 

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FOUND: Stolen Big Maple Leaf Gold Coin!
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Published on Jul 29, 2017
The gold coin was found BUT......
 

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Wouldn't this new "backstory" make this gold bar worth so much more to a collector?
 

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Well, This is one way for Germany to get gold back since New York Federal Reserve won't ( can't) give them their documented real gold.
Crooks steal gold. Germany .Gov Confiscates "stolen" gold and holds it for themselves.
 

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Well, This is one way for Germany to get gold back since New York Federal Reserve won't ( can't) give them their documented real gold.
Crooks steal gold. Germany .Gov Confiscates "stolen" gold and holds it for themselves.
Just what I was thinking.
 

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Except for this gold was loaned to the museum, there is an owner and it's NOT the government
 

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"The alleged thieves are part of a large "Arabic-Kurdish" family known to local authorities for its involvement in racketeering, drug smuggling and the arms trade. The Neukölln district has one of the highest immigrant populations in Berlin"
 

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Except for this gold was loaned to the museum, there is an owner and it's NOT the government
Hope he/she/they had good insurance. Sounds like a CLAIM will be forthcoming .
 

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Is this your large gold coin ????
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:belly laugh:
 

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I wonder, if requested, would the RCM be interested in pulling out the dies to re-stamp the bar?
Of course, it'd have to be remade into a planchet first, however,
If so, at what price?
 

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I wonder, if requested, would the RCM be interested in pulling out the dies to re-stamp the bar?
Those were not made with dies, but rather were cast and machined.


BTW, this coin is not the Worlds largest. That goes to the Perth Mint's 1000 kilo coin.
 

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1st thing the law does is check if it was an inside job.
 

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1st thing the law does is check if it was an inside job.
UNLESS it was THEIR job to infiltrate the "TARGET".

I refer all to POSTS #53 and #60.