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'Big Maple Leaf' Gold Coin (as in 221 lbs) Stolen From Museum

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'Big Maple Leaf' gold coin in Bode Museum in Berlin. (Marcel Mettelsiefen/dpa via AP)

Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017 05:57 AM

A massive 221-pound gold coin worth millions was missing Monday morning after thieves broke into the Bode Museum in Germany's capital of Berlin.

Spokesman Stefen Petersen said thieves apparently entered through a window about 3:30 a.m. Monday, broke into a cabinet where the "Big Maple Leaf" coin was kept, and escaped with it before police arrived, reported The Associated Press.

A ladder was found by nearby railway tracks.

The 1.18-inch thick coin, with a diameter of 20.9 inches, has a face value of $1 million. By weight alone, however, it would be worth almost $4.5 million at market prices.

The museum said the coin is in the Guinness Book of Records for its purity of 999.99/1000 gold. It has a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on one side and maple leaves on the other.

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