Coin Theft at Linköping City Library in Sweden

Linköping’s old centre. From the city library 77 ancient and world coins were stolen. Photo: BKLuis.
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On January 13, 2023, the Linköping City Library was broken into. The target of the thief or thieves was part of the library’s coin collection, which was on display there. Both the door of the library and the display were alarmed, but by the time the police arrived at the crime scene, the offender(s) had already disappeared.

Since many years the library has had a large and beautiful coin collection, which it has tried to show to the public in several displays. The remaining part of the exhibition was taken down immediately after the theft. A total of 77 coins, mainly ancient and world (from outside of Sweden), were stolen, with an estimated value of around half a million SEK (ca. 45,000 euros).

View the list and images of the stolen coins (scroll below).