The coin is in the Guinness Book of World Records.
A gold coin featuring the likeness of Queen Elizabeth II weighing in at a whopping 221 pounds was reportedly stolen in the wee hours of Monday morning from Berlin’s Bode Museum.
A spokesman for the museum quoted by the Associated Press said the thieves, likely more than one considering the weight of the coin, broke in through a window at 3:30 a.m., snatched the “Big Maple Leaf” coin from a cabinet, and escaped before police could get there. He also said, without specifying, the coin is on loan from a private collection.
A police spokesman told Reuters that the coin was secured with bulletproof glass and that the thieves got in through the back of the museum by railroad tracks, where a ladder was later found.