Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by BlackBeard_Thatch, Feb 28, 2019.
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He must have had tens of thousands of those coins.
My guess is they were severely over valued by the owner.
33,000 coins would weigh just under 590 pounds.
Stolen in one trip?
Yes, the person who wrote that article knows as much about coins as the idiot thief who put them through the machine.
A friend of mine tagged me in this story on Facebook the other day. I furiously responded with a 3 paragraph rant about the ridiculousness of the story then realized all it would do is tick my friend off so I deleted the rant, typed “lol”, and moved on with my life.
That's why thieves are thieves....because they're "stoopid"!
That's also why they get caught.
Gee, Paul! You should know that I don't have that sort of restraint in me!
The guy looks as dumb as he is.
Discretion being the better part of valor.
I’ve read updated articles where it was just 33 presidential dollars valued at $1000 each. Maybe they were errors? The thief got ony $29.30 from the coinstar, which is consistent with 33 $1 coins.
Even if they were graded 71 they would be worth 1/10 of that.
Perhaps there is a 2nd crime here, insurance fraud.
I have no clue what they could possibly be worth as I have no interest in collecting them, but my insurance agent often says that there are two thefts involved in nearly every claim...the burglary, and then the insurance claim valuation.
Actually, my first thought is that the original reporter thought that they were gold not golden. Then follow-up reports simply ran with the valuation.
I was wondering that myself
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