Banknotes, gold coin and jewelry reported stolen from Burlington residence

Editor’s note: Additional pictures and the lists of banknotes and coins were added on March 11, 2024. 

Numismatic dealers and collectors are asked to watch for numerous Canadian banknotes and a more than 100-year-old Canadian gold coin stolen from a Burlington, Ont., residence on Saturday, March 2.

“It happened last Saturday in the early hours while we were away from home,” emails the Canadian Coin News subscriber. “They cut the outside Bell internet and home security power lines before smashing through the rear patio glass door.” Describing himself as “an amateur collector of mainly Canadian coins and notes,” the subscriber said the thief or thieves made off with all of his Canadian banknotes, stored in two binders. In total, he says the binders contained up to 400 banknotes. Also stolen was a 1912 or 1913 $5 Canadian gold coin.

“It was my wife’s grandmother’s, and (it’s been) handed down to the eldest female child for four generations.  It was not graded but was in excellent condition.” The subscriber, whose identity we are not disclosing, said several banknotes and graded slabbed coins were stolen. However, “they did not take any of my silver coins. They even left half of them at the front door … maybe, too heavy?” According to the subscriber, a 1937 $2 banknote graded BC-22 Uncirculated Gem 66 is among the stolen banknotes.

Several coins, including Royal Canadian Mint products, have also been reported missing in a Rubbermaid container.  To date, “I can see that my 2010 Paul Henderson is gone as well as 2012 Proof Set, 2022 wedding coin, 2022 RCM $5 Queen Elizabeth coin, 2022 $20 Imperial State Crown, 1687 Italian States Tari, Ancient Greece AR Tetradrachm, 1509-1547 Henry VIII Silver Groat, 1896 Queen Victoria ½ Crown and a  1289-1311 Italian Silver Grosso.

He added his wife’s jewellery was also stolen. The victim says he purchased many of the reported stolen items from auction houses, some of whom he has contacted to alert them of the theft. Anyone with information on the theft or stolen items is asked to contact investigating officer Amanda Alsop of the Halton Regional Police at The case number is 24-62280.


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