I'm hoping that someone with their ear to the ground, perhaps a coin dealer, may be able to assist here. I gave my grandson my childhood coin collection - old european coins dated 1940ish - 1960ish. All small value coins collected by various relatives and acquaintances on European trips and so on. Most distinctively they were poorly stored and looked very old. A few were hungarian coins apparently made of aluminium (such is my abiding memory). I doubt the haul would reach $50 in value, but my grandson valued them much more highly Unfortunately some low-life scum broke into the house, stole his iPod, a collection of other household goods, and this coin collection. Since the thieves were inspired to smear faeces on the walls I'm assuming they are below average intelligence, and then some, they will attempt to bring this bag of coins to a coin seller or similar, somewhere in the South. Perhaps Frankston. The police have been advised, but I doubt that will have a result. In the meantime, if anyone spies anything unusual or someone trying to sell a bag of old European coins, would you kindly give Mornington Police a call with a description etc. And even better, hang on to the bag of coins for later return, and and perhaps restore the faith of a nine year old in the virtues of honesty and integrity. And yes, he has now learned the value of 'hiding your stash, very well. Thanks all.