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When you steal and sell notes, make sure they are not too rare.

Started by chrisild, May 23, 2011, 10:17:10 AM

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The curator of Islandsbanki's collection of old banknotes was arrested on Tuesday, accused of having stolen valuable notes from the bank collection and attempting to sell them.

"According to, the man offered to sell an individual several banknotes from the collection - among them a very rare 100 krona Icelandic note from 1904, which is worth as much as ISK 1.5 million (EUR 9,100). There are thought to be no more than six such notes left in Iceland today."

The original ( article in Icelandic is here:



You'd have thought a curator of a national collection would have more sense of the historic value of the collection and more sense of what his job is. Stealing a museum piece from the national inheritance is not the same as stealing a pen from your employer.

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