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Police appeal for help to find rare coins

Police appeal for help to find coins Credit: Essex Police

Police are appealing for help in retrieving some rare coins stolen in a burglary in Colchester.A house in Maldon Road was broken in to between 1pm and 4.30pm on Thursday, August 22, after glass in a rear door was smashed to gain entry.

Two very rare, mint condition, Austrian ducat coins were stolen. One had a unique gold mount and a chain attached to it.

The coins have been in the victim’s family for years and have survived two world wars and a Russian invasion.The larger of the two coins (mounted in a necklace) was given to the owner as a 21st birthday. Prior to that it was her mother’s 21st birthday present from the victim’s grandmother.