Rare historical coins stolen

The 1489 Henry VII Gold Sovereign

The 1489 Henry VII Gold Sovereign

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A SET of rare reproduction historic coins were stolen during a burglary while the owner slept upstairs.

Police want to hear from anyone who is offered any of the coins which are identical to those pictured.

Thieves are believed to have forced a side door to gain entry to the house in Bosworth Close, Hockley, sometime between 11.20pm and 7.20am on Tuesday, January 7.

An Essex Police spokesman said: “They then made an untidy search of the downstairs of the property while the victim was asleep upstairs and stole the coins, worth around £480, some jewellery and a black Dell Inspiron laptop computer.”

The stolen coins are all part of a “Historic Coins of Great Britain Museum Collection”.

Only about 30 sets are sold across the country each year.

Sets include the Triple Unite of Oxford, the 1489 Henry VII Gold Sovereign and the Anglo-Saxon Gold Coenwulf Penny.

Police have secured photos of the first 10 coins identical to the ones stolen.

If anyone is offered these items for sale or knows anything about the theft, they are urged to contact PC Ben Freeman at Southend CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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11:24am Sun 26 Jan 14

Letmetryagain says...

"....Rare reproduction..."
"...Only about 30 sets are sold across the country each year..."

The originals may be rare, but not the reproductions.
"....Rare reproduction..." "...Only about 30 sets are sold across the country each year..." The originals may be rare, but not the reproductions. Letmetryagain
  • Score: 7

1:26pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Jack222 says...

The heading is misleading; rare historical coins have not been stolen ...
The heading is misleading; rare historical coins have not been stolen ... Jack222
  • Score: -1

2:17pm Sun 26 Jan 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

Probably turn up having been used in a supermarket trolley.
Probably turn up having been used in a supermarket trolley. You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat
  • Score: 6

3:29pm Sun 26 Jan 14

CaptainBlackadder says...

As these coins are reproduction does this count as a 'copycat' crime?
...........I'll get my coat...
As these coins are reproduction does this count as a 'copycat' crime? ...........I'll get my coat... CaptainBlackadder
  • Score: 5

4:21pm Sun 26 Jan 14

runwellian says...

As reproductions, that is what they well become, wait and see who has lots of copies to sell then you may have your thief!

Not my idea of valuable property but if they are considered to be of value, why aren't they locked away securely where thieves cannot find them!
As reproductions, that is what they well become, wait and see who has lots of copies to sell then you may have your thief! Not my idea of valuable property but if they are considered to be of value, why aren't they locked away securely where thieves cannot find them! runwellian
  • Score: 2

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