Gold Bars Left on Train

We’ve all forgotten to take something with us at some point in our lives. Perhaps an umbrella, a water bottle, or even a wallet.

But gold bars?

Don’t lose your own gold bars!

Invest in them safely today!

In a scene that could open an Agatha Christie mystery, someone left a package of gold bars, valued at 182,000 Swiss francs, or $191,000, on a train traveling from the northeastern Swiss town of St. Gallen to the lakeside city of Lucerne. The bars, which weigh more than 3 kilograms, were found on the train in October. Having failed to locate the owner, the Swiss Police are now publicizing the find in the official gazette of the central Swiss canton of Lucerne. The announcement states, “extensive investigations” failed to locate the forgetful owner, who now has five years to claim the gold bars at the local prosecutor’s office and somehow prove ownership.

While the Swiss Federal Railways’ lost and found service receives about 300 objects each day that are left on trains, it is not in the habit of attempting to reunite gold bars with a forgetful owner. A 1727 Stradivarius violin estimated to be worth $2.7 million is the most valuable item ever left onboard a train.

Switzerland has long attracted wealthy individuals who wish to prevent their home countries from knowing of their wealth and spending habits. In recent years, Swiss authorities have been cracking down on the legendary secrecy of its banks, which has increased interest in the holding of physical gold in Switzerland.

Don’t lose your own gold bars!

Invest in them safely today!