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100kg gold coin stolen from Berlin museum

BERLIN: Thieves stole a gold coin with a face value of US$1 million (S$1.39 million) and weighing 100 kilograms from Berlin's Bode Museum on Monday (Mar 27). According to German media, the stolen coin is the "Big Maple Leaf", a commemorative piece issued by the Royal Canadian Mint in 2007. The coin, 53 centimetres across and three centimetres thick, features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on one side and maple leaves on the other. Bode Museum gave the face value of the coin at US$1 million, although the market…