A commemorative gold coin weighing 100 kilograms and with a market value of almost €4 million (almost P57.46 million) was stolen at a dawn heist at Berlin’s Bode Museum on Monday morning.
The coin, nicknamed the big maple leaf, was issued by the Royal Canadian Mint in 2007.
It measures 53 cm across, with a thickness of 3 cm.
The coin has also entered the Guinness Book of Records for its immense purity of 999.
German police said on Twitter that the thieves probably used a ladder, which was later found at a nearby rail track, to break into the museum at about 3.30am.