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Massive gold coin worth millions stolen from German museum (221 pounds)

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posted on Mar, 27 2017 @ 01:55 PM
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a reply to: manuelram16

What are those strange measuring units you are using?
Sorcery!




posted on Mar, 27 2017 @ 01:57 PM
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a reply to: bobs_uruncle

Royal Canadian Mint makes these, first one I saw was in 1986 at the World's Fair.

I recall it actually was damaged just from moving it around in summer, it bent under its own weight.



posted on Mar, 27 2017 @ 02:47 PM
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Dave, now don't be ragging on Vlad, he's a relative of mine.
a reply to: bobs_uruncle


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posted on Mar, 27 2017 @ 02:49 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Should've put Angela Merkels face on the coin and it would've never been stolen!



posted on Mar, 27 2017 @ 03:17 PM
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a reply to: Lysergic

I'd have stolen it just to melt her face off



posted on Mar, 27 2017 @ 03:21 PM
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originally posted by: manuelram16
OK here's what I get:
221 Lbs = 3536 Oz @ $1200/Oz then coin is $4 243,200

They measure gold in Troy ounces though.
12 troy ounces in a pound.



posted on Mar, 27 2017 @ 03:31 PM
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a reply to: hounddoghowlie

They said it was a wheelbarrow on the news tonight. I was thinking, 'How did they get a 19 stone weight down a ladder?'

Moving a weight like that in a barrow would be hard going and prone to 'whoopsies.'

Would have been a better way to put the thing on a covered stretcher so they could move faster - four people. Back of a van and off they go.



posted on Mar, 27 2017 @ 03:32 PM
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a reply to: butcherguy

Still sorcery though I tell thee



posted on Mar, 27 2017 @ 03:34 PM
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a reply to: Kandinsky

...or like a previous poster suggested, just roll the thing lol

*edit*
My fit rugby playing son weighs 105 kilos and I wheelbarrow him about on site sometimes easily enough when we are in a silly mood.
Balance is all.
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posted on Mar, 27 2017 @ 03:40 PM
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a reply to: grainofsand

To be honest, I haven't read anything. The radio news said they'd used a ladder off a railway siding, smashed a window and taken it down a ladder. From there they got it off the tracks and vanished.

Imagine carrying 19 stone down a ladder? They'd maybe dump it out the window and grab a shovel to dig it back out the ground lol.

It'll be a right mess (pure gold) by now


ETA - you edited, ya swine.

Four bags of cement on a decent barrow would be no problem. You're right.

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posted on Mar, 27 2017 @ 03:47 PM
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a reply to: Kandinsky

Lol yes, I'd have dropped it out the window then chucked it in the back of a van with a couple of mates.
Disk cutter, couple of blowtorches and a sand mold to shape ingots, sorted.



posted on Mar, 27 2017 @ 03:58 PM
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a reply to: grainofsand

It was a great news report. Started with 'gold coin stolen' and moved to "19 stone gold coin of rare purity stolen by a guy with a ladder." All ears by then.

Back-room ransom or melted down and sold on? Looks like a profit either way.



posted on Mar, 27 2017 @ 04:00 PM
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originally posted by: butcherguy

originally posted by: manuelram16
OK here's what I get:
221 Lbs = 3536 Oz @ $1200/Oz then coin is $4 243,200

They measure gold in Troy ounces though.
12 troy ounces in a pound.



Watch someone sell gold at a pawn shop and they get ripped off big time , It is shocking to see how few adults know gold uses a different scale than anything else .

I got caught out as a kid by what is heavier a ton of feathers or a ton of gold puzzle



posted on Mar, 27 2017 @ 04:05 PM
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I got caught out as a kid by what is heavier a ton of feathers or a ton of gold puzzle


Lateral thinking. Would you rather be tickled by a ton of feathers or a ton of gold?

Besides which, democracy says a ton of feathers is obviously way heavier than a ton of gold.




posted on Mar, 27 2017 @ 04:07 PM
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a reply to: Kandinsky

also i don't if they have over in germany now or not, but they make two wheel wheel barrows.
i switched to em, much easier to handle to me.



posted on Mar, 27 2017 @ 04:13 PM
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a reply to: Kandinsky

My grandfather used to give me stupid puzzles when i was a kid , but they did me good , made me use my brain in real life like the day i was in looking for a new watch i was looking at this 100 + $ watch and watching some guy with loads of gold chains , rings etc get them weighed at the counter he was offered a very low price i thought and just as he left the shop with his bucks i remarked to the lady behind the counter , i think you used the wrong scale while doing that sale .

Got me some nice discount on that watch 30$ i payed for it i i remember right

Stoner uses scales too



posted on Mar, 27 2017 @ 06:09 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Chip it down into small flakes, sell it to Parker Schnabel for peanuts so he can go a season without mining so he can then flip the bird to Tony Beets ...... again, haha

failing that, without a genuine hallmark on the home made ingots, you'll be fooked



posted on Mar, 27 2017 @ 06:38 PM
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a reply to: corblimeyguvnor

Nah a mate of mine is a goldsmith/jeweler, he sells scrap all the time.
Little bits over time is the way forward.
Same if I was a lucky dog walker finding kilos of coke packages.
There is always a way.







 
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