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REWARD OFFERED FOR RETURN OF STOLEN STEWARTBY SCOTTISH COIN COLLECTION
A reward has been offered to the return of the landmark collections of Scottish coins assembled by Lord Stewartby. Leon Worden also discovered this and forwarded a similar article from The Telegraph -EditorA 50,000 reward has been offered for the return of a "unique" collection of Scots coins stolen last year. They were taken from the home of Lord and Lady Stewartby at Broughton in the Borders and are worth about 500,000.
The items have been described as the most important collection of early Scottish coins ever assembled with some dating back nearly 900 years. A reward has now been offered for any information which leads to the return of the coins to their rightful owner.
The theft took place overnight between 6 and 7 June 2007. The collection had been amassed by Lord Stewartby over a period of some 50 years.
Nick Holmes, senior curator of numismatics at the National Museum of Scotland, said the coins were of huge importance.
"This collection is a unique part of Scottish history and the impact of its loss cannot be overstated," he said.
A police spokesman said: "The coins are unsellable on the market because they are so well known, and dealers and others in the coin trade have been checking the source of any early Scottish coins that appear for sale.
To read the complete BBC News article, see: 50,000 reward in coin theft hunt (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/south_of_scotland/7705730.stm)
To read the complete Telegraph article, see: 50,000 reward for stolen coin collection (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics
Wayne Homren, Editor
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