Vfox Posted November 15, 2008 Report Share Posted November 15, 2008 I've been complaining about a coin that was stolen from me in seventh grade. It was a 1580 German-Saxony Taler of the Albertine line given to me by an elderly gentleman who had no children and passed away not even a year after he gave it to me. After about ten or eleven years I decided to finally buy another one to just have it. I really liked the coin and finally broke down and got one, it wasn't the one that was stolen, but it was all I could do about it. This is what I purchased. Anyway, I got an email from a couple who I had given my business card to a long time ago. I always talked to these folks about coins, and they had a pretty deep interest in history and whatnot. About a month ago I told them about this coin I used to own and how a class-mate stole it (under the assumption he was going to translate it for me), and then left the school district a short time later. It turns out they were the parents of the kid who stole the coin from me. And after about twelve years of never expecting to see it again, it was returned to me yesterday by them! Here is my coin, a little polished looking in the center of his armor from rubbing in the case for a long time, so I assume the kid who took it carried it around for a while... Anyway, I couldn't be happier, I have a coin that was stolen back in my collection! I am also happy because the man who gave it to me did so because of my interest in coins and history, and now the purpose of him giving it to me is fulfilled I suppose, this coin has a lot of sentimental value to me. Yay for the occasionally honest person! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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