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Offline eurocoin

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9 kilos of Royal Dutch Mint gold missing
« on: November 22, 2019, 02:26:41 PM »
An armored vehicle has last week lost 9 kilos of gold alloy worth upto 235,000 euros of the Royal Dutch Mint. One of the cargo doors was not locked properly and when the driver found out the gold had already fallen out of the truck. 25,000 euros is being offered to the person who returns the gold.
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Re: 9 kilos of Royal Dutch Mint gold missing
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2019, 04:53:03 PM »
The missing gold bar worth 235,000 euros has been found. The finder has yesterday contacted the local police which picked up the bar at the finder's home. It has been returned to its owner. The person who found the bar will receive 25,000 euros.

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Re: 9 kilos of Royal Dutch Mint gold missing
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2019, 06:26:43 PM »
Cool! Guess that, if a truck "lost" a bunch of (loose) paper money, not every finder would be honest and return the find. But such a heavy gold bar ... Great they got it back!

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Re: 9 kilos of Royal Dutch Mint gold missing
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2019, 07:19:46 PM »
not every finder would be honest and return the find. But such a heavy gold bar ...

I have heard that Berlin is the place to melt gold bars (and coins) which were not entirely legally obtained  ;D

On the other hand, great to know that there are still honest people around.


A couple of years ago, I read that many or most gold bars in vaults of Central Banks are of the 12,5 kg type exactly for the above reason. Making their transport cumbersome and difficult.

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Re: 9 kilos of Royal Dutch Mint gold missing
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2019, 07:18:18 PM »
Then again, even objects that are difficult to transport, and even more difficult to sell, get stolen. See the most recent example, Dresden (article in German). :(

Christian