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The E-Sylum:  Volume 6, Number 33, August 17, 2003, Article 21

DON'T SPEND IT ALL IN ONE PLACE

  The recently "found" 1913 Liberty Nickel was long thought
  to be an altered piece used as a decoy for potential thieves.
  The Western Morning News, the regional daily newspaper
  serving Devon, Cornwall, West Somerset and West Dorset.,
  UK, reported a theft in which a decoy played a part.

  "Bungling burglars who launched a million-pound raid on a
  popular Cornish tourist attraction escaped with little more
  than "paper money".

  Thieves broke into Cornish Goldsmiths, near Redruth, in the
  early hours of Friday and targeted a new display of a million
  pounds in 5 notes."

  "What the thieves had not realised was that real fivers were
  only bound to the top of the bundles - the rest was only cut
  up pieces of paper."

  "The attraction is full of valuable items including luxury pieces
  of gold, although these are securely locked away every night.
  The centre, which is on the site of the former tin streaming
  works at Portreath which once yielded gold, is also home to
  James Bond's famous Aston Martin DB5."

   www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/~

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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