Pix: Reward for Stolen Coins


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A DEVASTATED pensioner is offering a 10,000 reward for the return of a valuable coin collection he spent 40 years amassing.

David Pearson’s 50,000 haul of coins includes a Harold Penny dating back to the time of the Battle of Hastings and worth 5,000.

The 67-year-old, who made his fortune as a professional gambler, said the collection was deliberately targeted by the thieves who broke into his Edinburgh home.

He said of the reward: “It’s a lot of money but it would be worth it to get my coins back.