«Big Maple Leaf», the 100 Kg gold coin stolen from the Bode Museum in Berlin

«Big Maple Leaf», the 100 Kg gold coin stolen from the Bode Museum in Berlin

German media have confirmed that on Monday, thieves stole a gold coin from Berlin's Bode Museum with face value of 1 million dollars (920,000 euros), and a weight of 100 kilos.

The stolen coin is known as «Big Maple Leaf«, A commemorative piece issued by the Canadian Mint in 2007 and depicting Queen Elizabeth II.

On their Twitter channel, the German police explained that the thieves probably used a ladder near a train track to enter the museum at 3:30 am (local time).

The Berlin Bode Museum It houses one of the largest coin collections in the world, including 102,000 ancient Greek coins and more than 50,000 Roman coins.

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