Coins worth £50,000 stolen from collector's home in Woking
By mattcollison | Friday, August 31, 2012, 10:36
A COIN collection valued at £50,000 has been swiped from a home in Woking.
Some 1,000 coins were stolen including Florence Nightingale anniversary coins.
Battle of Britain commemorative coins were among the stolen collection.
Royal Mint coins marking Prince Charles' 60th birthday were taken.
The collection of 1,000 commemorative Royal Mint coins were stolen from a property in Falstone, Goldsworth Park, between 8.30am and 6.45pm on August 24.
The horde mainly consists of £1, £2 and £5 coins specially produced to mark anniversaries such as the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, the centenary death of Florence Nightingale and the 60th birthday of Prince Charles.
Detectives are appealing to coin collectors and those in the coin trade for help in tracing the money and to catch the thieves.
DC Yahya Aslam said: "This coin collection has been built up over the years by the owner who is naturally very distressed by what has happened.
"We would like to hear from anyone who has any information about this crime or may have been offered limited edition coins for sale in suspicious or unusual circumstances.
"If you are in the coin trade and someone has approached you recently with a large number of coins please contact us so we can further our investigations and bring any offender to justice. "
Anyone with any information should call Surrey Police on 101, quoting reference WK/12/5173, or call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.