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Kamloops RCMP trying to reunite stolen coin collections with rightful owners

These are just a few of the hundreds of coins that have been seized by the Kamloops RCMP since last August.
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February 04, 2020 - 2:18 PM

Kamloops RCMP are looking for the owners of three different coin collections, with hundreds of coins waiting to be claimed.

Since August of 2018, there have been three separate incidents in which collectors' coins have been seized by police, according to an RCMP media release.

One incident occurred at what RCMP call a problem house, and the other two were found in stolen vehicles, but the coins did not belong to the registered owners. The most recent coin seizure happened in Dec. of last year.

Some of the coins are held in two-by-two holders, some with descriptions and values, but none had any clues about the owners.

“We’ve (researched) our database of stolen and lost items, but it’s very limited without serial numbers or names. There is nothing to tie the coins to an owner; sometimes people will steal things that also have some identification with it, but not in any of these cases," Kamloops RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says in the release. 

"We’ve even had an article published on a Canadian coin collector online site with no luck.”

Anyone who has information about the owners of these coins is asked to contact Kamloops RCMP at 25o-828-3000.

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