Rare coins stolen from house


By Kirsty Topping


A PENSIONER has had a collection of rare coins worth 50,000 stolen from his home.

The 67-year-old man returned to his home on Monday afternoon to find that thieves had forced entry to his house and made off with a bag of collectable coins.

The incident is believed to have taken place between 11am and 12.30pm in the Comiston area of Edinburgh.

A police spokesman said: “Obviously, the victim is deeply upset at the loss of these coins. Not just because of their financial value, but also because of their sentimental worth.

“We would also urge specialist dealers to be on the look out for the coins as many of them are rare and distinctive and report anyone who tries to sell on these stolen items. “


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