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Offline chrisild

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FR: Coins worth 1m stolen
« on: March 23, 2014, 07:17:24 PM »
Just came across this story. :(

"Michael Creusy from ABC Numismatique, a Lyon-based coin shop, has informed us about a tragic theft. The family, who has been in the coin business for more than forty years, was on their way home from the bi-annual numismatic coin show in Paris on March 15, 2014 when they were robbed their complete merchandise of ancient and modern coins worth over 1 million euros. Allegedly two men are being suspected and also linked to thefts of rare coins at Crinon and Poinsignon during this Paris coin show."
http://www.coinsweekly.com/en/page/4?&id=2680

The stolen coins are listed here:
http://www.numismeo.com/fr/47-vol-mars-2014

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Re: FR: Coins worth 1m stolen
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2014, 09:07:00 AM »
Bad and sad. The Creusys stand to lose their family business to some epic morons who need fast money to buy fancy clothes. It's more than theft, it is destruction of our culture and history. I am not likely to run into such pieces, but I'll look out for suspect behaviour.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.