Royal Mint coins worth £50,000 stolen in Woking

A Battle of Britain coin
Image caption A coin marking the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain was among those taken

A collection of 1,000 commemorative British coins worth about £50,000 has been stolen from a house in Surrey.

Burglars took the limited edition Royal Mint coins from the property in Falstone, Goldsworth Park, Woking, on 24 August.

Detectives want to hear from people in the coin trade who may have been offered a large number for sale.

The collection of mainly £1, £2 and £5 commemorative coins mark anniversaries such as Prince Charles's 60th birthday.

Others taken include coins marking the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and the centenary of the death of Florence Nightingale.

Det Con Yahya Aslam said: "This coin collection has been built up over the years by the owner who is naturally very distressed by what has happened.

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