Numismatists have to worry about more than just thieves. How about dogs?
A dog owner has won £450 compensation after his pet pooch chewed a parcel.
Coin collector Bruce Goulborn's spaniel Benny munched £800 worth of rare £5 notes after a bungling postman got a neighbour to sign for his package.
Afterwards, he stuffed the item through Mr Goulborn's letterbox - and it ended up in the dog's mouth.
Yesterday, a court ordered Royal Mail to pay Mr Goulbourn, from Rhyl, Wales, £450 as the damaged notes are now worth only £350.
He said after the case: "Benny thought it was his birthday when the package arrived. He sank his teeth right into it."
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Dog eats up rare fivers worth £800
Wayne Homren, Editor
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