Gold nuggets stolen from Wells Fargo museum worth $10,000

Jan 27, 2015 2:53 PM by News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Police say up to 10 ounces of historic gold nuggets stolen from a Wells Fargo History Museum in downtown San Francisco is worth roughly $10,000.

But rare coin dealer Don Kagin says the robbers may have difficulty selling the nuggets unless they melt them down. He says word of the heist was spreading through the rare coin community and that dealers will be on the lookout for nuggets and coins with historical significance that suddenly appear on the market.

Thieves in a stolen SUV smashed through the glass doors of the museum early Tuesday, held a security guard at gunpoint and took the gold on display. The guard wasn't injured, and three suspects are being sought.

Police originally said 10 ounces of gold was stolen but later said it was 4 to 10 ounces.

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