I doubt the thieves are so dense as to try to get the reward. How else would you have 75% of these coins if you didn't steal them? Better to offer less money for any information leading to a recovery I would think.
That's terrible. I hope there are photos of the coins and serials documented. They could be forwarded to the auction houses & would be able to track any if they pop up in an online auction like eBay. Sooner or later an item will surface. Bloody horrible what people will do to others.
As Coin Hunter as mentioned, it will be nearly impossible to liquidate much of the stolen material without notice. The only silver lining here is that selling many of these pieces will cause immediate suspicion.
ouch, that's quite a list. I hope all will be recovered undamaged... I'm more or less afraid that a lot will end up at the melting pot if the thieve(s) find out how hard it will be to sell some of these...