Major Chilean Coin Collection Stolen

Santiago Chile authorities are investigating the theft of a major Chilean coin collection valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The collection included a complete 8 Reales series of Santiago which includes a Pillar dollar and a 8 Reales CIII type, in addition to all the dates for Charles IV and Ferdinand VII in all varieties, a series that includes 70 different pieces. Also taken were approximately 20 Chile Independent coins and several hundred colonial coins, republican, 200 pattern pieces and hundreds of error coins (approx 400). Coins from Peru, Mexico and Potsi, including a collection of approximately 300 silver cobs. Thousands of coins were taken in this offense.

A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrests of the suspects.

Anyone with information should contact :

Doug Davis 817-723-7231