You'd think a 220-pound coin wouldn't be a criminal's first choice of a target, but it turns out the "Big Maple Leaf" coin that was stolen from the Bode museum in Berlin, Germany is worth a very pretty penny.
According to local authorities, the coin is worth $1-million in Canadian dollars, or $700-thousand in the US, but could bring in almost $4.5-million at market prices. Considering its weight, it's believed more than one crook was involved.
There haven't been many details reported, but detectives specializing in art theft are reportedly investigating. We're just wondering how you sneak that out under a coat...
Source: Associated Press