Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Isle of Man police probe 'heirloom' coin theft

Police have launched an investigation after about 60 ancient coins were stolen from a house in the Isle of Man.

A spokesman said the antiques, which include several 19th Century gold sovereigns, were taken from a house in Ballasalla between May and July.

The coins, thought to be worth several thousand pounds, also include a silver US dollar which was minted in 1921.

PC Adrian Brooks said the theft of the family "heirlooms" had caused "financial loss and distress."

He added: "Due to the large amount of coins and their unusual nature, I am hopeful that if someone has seen the coins or perhaps been offered them to buy that they will remember them."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Port Erin Police Station.

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