Mounties looking for owners of rare gold-plated coins

Kelowna RCMP hope to find the owner of a collection of rare gold-plated coins found in the Capris Centre Mall, Dec. 17, 2014.
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KELOWNA - RCMP are looking for the owner of a set of commemorative gold coins turned in to police Wednesday morning.

The limited edition coins are struck in gold-plated nickel by the Royal Canadian Mint. They memorialize the 1984 Papal visit of Pope John Paul II and were presented by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops to mark the pastoral pilgrimage of Pope John Paul II to Canada. They were inside a leather case containing a letter of authenticity.

They were found at the Carpri Centre Mall at 1835 Gordon Drive and turned in to security who called police just before 10 a.m. December 17, according to an RCMP media release.

Police say there was also a photo inside the case of "obvious personal significance" with an inscription on the back.

"The coins themselves appear to be of significant monetary and historical value," RCMP Const. Kris Clark in the release, "and police suspect that they were likely stolen in a break and enter or theft from vehicle."

RCMP are looking to the public for help finding the rightful owner. If you believe you are the owner of this collection of coins, contact Kelowna RCMP Const. Coutney at 250-762-3300 with the necessary information to confirm ownership.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

Rare gold-plated coins found at Capris Centre Mall Dec. 17, 2014 were inside a leather case.
Rare gold-plated coins found at Capris Centre Mall Dec. 17, 2014 were inside a leather case.
Image Credit: Contributed


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