Rare coins stolen from the museum worth £20,000

One of the stolen coins.
One of the stolen coins.
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Detectives investigating the theft of antique coins from the National Museum of Scotland have released images of the items.

The coins, estimated to be worth around £20,000, were stolen from the Chambers Street venue on September 2.

CCTV footage of two men suspected of being involved in the theft was released last week – and now officers have revealed pictures of the coins to see if the thieves have tried to sell them on.

Detective Constable Mark Seymour said: “We continue to pursue various lines of inquiry in relation to this theft and remain keen to speak to the two men pictured in the CCTV footage we recently provided.

“We have now issued images of the coins in the hope someone will recognise them and come forward to tell us where they can be found.

“If you have any information relevant to this investigation then please contact police immediately.”

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 or make an anonymous report to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.