The Coin Cabinet of Bode Museum Has Been Robbed of the Canadian Coin

The Bode Museum experienced a burglary of one of their coin displays, the Canadian coin made of gold. There are still questions on the occurrence of the burglary but officers are still investigating.

Security officers notified the police about the stolen Canadian coin around 4 in the morning having discovered it missing from its bulletproof case. How the coin was stolen is a mystery and still being investigated.

However, in the back of the museum there was a window open on the first floor which leads to the speculation that the thieves could have gotten out of the window. There was also a ladder found near the vicinity of the museum, near the train tracks to be specific.

If the ladder has a connection to the stolen Canadian coin being stolen is uncertain, although there it is still being investigated by the police officers.

The Director General of the Staatliche Musseen zu Berlin, Michael Eissenhauer, hopes the coin will be returned to the Coin Cabinet of the Bode Museum undamaged.

The Canadian coin nicknamed as the Big Maple Leaf weights about 220 pounds. Produced by the Royal Canadian Mint in 2007, there were supposed to be ten coins produced but ended up producing 5 replicas.

It is made up of 99.999 percent pure gold which is face value is worth one million Canadian dollars, roughly an estimate of 750 thousand U.S. dollars. But, the gold content of the Canadian coin is worth more than the face value at around 4.5 million dollars.

On one side of the coin the head of Queen Elizabeth II appears. On the opposite side is the image of the maple leaf which Canada is known for. Out of the 5 replicas, one was placed behind the bulletproof glass in the Bode Museum.

The Bode Museum is one of the four museums in Berlin’s Museum Island built on the Spree. It is known for its Byzantine art collection and the coin cabinet.

About Erica Zamora Reyes

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