Police probe theft of antique coins haul

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Police are investigating the theft of a collection of antique coins from a home in Ballasalla.

Some 60 coins, mainly gold half and full sovereigns and typically minted in the late 19th century and early 20th century, were stolen.

Included in thee haul is a 1921 silver US Dollar and two silver 3d pieces from the same period.

The theft took place between May and July this year but was only reported to police a week ago.

Officers are making inquiries with second hand dealers and pawn brokers to see if the have been offered coins for sale.

The exact value of the coins is not known, but it is thought to run into several thousand pounds.

Constable Adrian Brooks said: ‘Due to the large amount of coins and their unusual nature, I am hopeful that if someone has seen the coins or perhaps been offered them to buy that they will remember them.

‘The theft has not only caused the loser a significant financial loss, it has also left them feeling very upset. These coins are in effect heirlooms, and they were due to be passed to another member of the family, this of course will not now be possible.”

Anybody with information about the theft is asked to contact Port Erin police station on 832222 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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