>> An oversized gold coin snatched from a German museum. Thieves getting into Berlin's Bode Museum overnight on Sunday, stealing the precious coin weighing a hundred kilograms, and according to general media, worth around 3.7 million euros.>> Based on the information we have so far, we believe that the thief, maybe thieves, broke open a window in the back of the museum, next to the S-Bahn tracks.
They then managed to enter the building and went to the coin exhibition. There they stole a single object, an extraordinary coin made out of gold, weighing 100 kilograms with a face value of $1 million US.>> The coin has made it into the Guinness Book of Records for its gold purity, 53 centimeters wide and 3 centimeters thick.
It's known as the big maple leaf. Issued by the Royal Canadian Mint in 2007, it's decorated with a portrait of the Queen and maple leaves. Been on loan to the Bode Museum since December 2010, secured behind bulletproof glass. But that, apparently, not enough to keep it out of the hands of thieves.,