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World’s Largest Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Stolen from German Museum

Thursday, March 30, 2017 18:57
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(Before It's News) / BY SCHIFFGOLD / MARCH 30, 2017

An enormous gold coin weighing as much as an NFL linebacker and worth millions was stolen from the Bode Museum in Berlin at about 3:30 a.m. Monday morning. The massive 221-pound (100-kilogram) gold coin, which measures 21-inches in diameter and is 1-inch thick, is worth over $4,000,000, according to Christian Science Monitor.

The purloined piece is technically a Canadian Maple Leaf, although it would contain the equivalent of 3,215 1 troy oz. gold Maples if melted down and recast. The enormous coin also shared many of the design features as its smaller versions, including the unmatched purity of 99.999%.

The Bode Museum claims one of the largest coin collections in the world, and the coin was a source of pride both for the Berlin museum and the Royal Canadian Mint, which issued the coin in 2007. At the time of issuance, it was the world’s first coin with a million dollar face value, according to the RCM’s website.


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