Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Rare coins stolen from collector in Edinburgh

A bag of rare coins worth £50,000 has been stolen from a collector in Edinburgh.

The valuable coins were stolen from the home of 67-year-old David Pearson in Comiston Spring Avenue between 1100 and 1230 BST on Monday.

Lothian and Borders Police are asking dealers to look out for the coins and appealed for information about any suspicious activity.

A spokesman said: "The victim is deeply upset at the loss of these coins."

He added: "Anyone who has information that can assist us in tracing the coins is asked to contact police immediately.

"We would also urge specialist dealers to be on the lookout for the coins as many of them are rare and distinctive, and report anyone who tries to sell on these stolen items."

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