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ORLANDO -- -An insurer of an estimated $4 million in rare coins taken at knifepoint in Orange County is offering a $100,000 reward for their return.


The Jan. 6 robbery was in the busy lobby of the Peabody Hotel on International Drive.


The coins' owner was attending the Florida United Numismatists' annual coin show at the Orange County Convention Center, one of the largest coin shows in the nation.


The rarest of the stolen booty was a set of 1843 U.S. coins with a history tied to President John Tyler.


The reward is for information leading to a recovery, arrest or conviction in the robbery. Tips should be sent to the Orange County sheriff's robbery unit, 407-254-7000, Ext. 70619, or Gregory J. Smith, GJ Smith & Associates, 914-478-8055.

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