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That Is One Big Coin!

July 13, 2017


Canadian “Big Maple Leaf”

Back in March, burglars broke into the Bode Museum and stole a coin. Not just some coin, but the Canadian “Big Maple Leaf” coin … and this is one big coin: three-centimeter (1.2-inch) thick gold coin, with a diameter of 53 centimeters (20.9 inches) and a face value of 1 million Canadian dollars ($750,000). However, weight alone it would be worth almost $4.5 million at market price. Like I said, that is one BIG coin!

Well, on Wednesday afternoon some 300 German special police raided several buildings in Berlin early Wednesday in connection with the brazen heist … and arrested at least two suspects. Seems like a lot of police for just two suspects … but like they say, better safe than sorry.

Source: German Police Arrest 2 in Brazen Gold Coin Heist in Berlin