A Canadian gold coin named “Huge Maple Leaf” which bears the impression of Queen Elizabeth II was stolen in the early several hours of Monday morning from Berlin’s Bode Museum.
The coin is designed out of pure gold, weighs about 100 kilos and has a encounter value of all over $one million.
“The coin was stolen final evening, it can be gone,” museum spokesman Markus Farr reported.
Supplied the superior purity of the gold applied in the coin, its product value is approximated to be $four million.
The museum reported on its web-site that the coin was issued by the Royal Canadian Mint in 2007 and that it was featured in the Guinness Ebook of Documents for its “unmatched” degree of purity.
The coin, with a diameter of 53 centimetres and 3 centimetres thick, was loaned to the Bode Museum in December 2010.
Law enforcement reported it was likely stolen by a team of thieves who entered the museum undetected by a window, quite possibly with the aid of a ladder.
“Dependent on the details we have so far we consider that the thief, probably thieves, broke open a window in the again of the museum following to the railway tracks,” police spokesman Winfrid Wenzel reported. “They then managed to enter the constructing and went to the coin exhibition.
“The coin was secured with bullet-proof glass inside of the constructing. That much I can say,” Wenzel included.
“Neither I nor the Bode Museum can go into depth with regards to staff inside of the constructing, the alarm procedure or protection installations.”
The Bode Museum has just one of the world’s most significant coin collections with much more than 540,000 goods.