Friday, January 6, 2012

Man Steals Rare Coin Collection From Own Father, Cashes Haul in at Coinstar Machine

Authorized Rare Coin Dealer?
Absolutely speechless.
Makes one wonder how much pre-1964 silver is collected daily in these machines.

Police in Oregon are searching for a suspect who allegedly stole a rare coin collection from his own father and traded it in for pennies on the dollar at a local coin-counting machine.

On Christmas day, Dan Johnson Jr. and two friends allegedly broke into a shed on his father's property, where the coin collection was stowed. The burglars also reportedly stole tools and two safes, which had approximately 50 to 60 pounds of silver and jewelry inside.

The thieves took the coin collection, worth several thousand dollars, and dropped it into a Coinstar machine, where they received $450. They were unsuccessful in their attempts to put the silver coins into the machine and eventually took those to a local bank.
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