$250k worth of silver coins stolen from Simcoe residence

Nearly $250,000 dollars worth of silver bullion coins were stolen from a Norfolk County residence late last month.

On Sept. 29, at about 2:50 p.m., the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Norfolk County Detachment were contacted by someone reporting a theft. Police then began an investigation at a home on Norfolk Street South in Simcoe, where it was determined someone removed $248,000 dollars in silver bullion between June 29 and Sept. 29.

The silver coins are described by police as having a bison on one side and the bust of a Native American on the other side—similar to James Earle Fraser’s famous Indian Head and Buffalo Nickel design, which was struck by the U.S. Mint from 1913-38 and became a popular bullion collectible. Silver rounds with Fraser’s Indian Head and Buffalo Nickel design have also been issued in recent years.

Police are unsure how many people were involved in the theft, and there are no suspect descriptions.

The Norfolk County OPP is continuing to investigate while seeking assistance from the public. Anyone with information regarding the incident should immediately contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at helpsolvecrime.com, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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