Winona Police and the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce have placed local and area merchants and banks on alert to be on the lookout for stolen coins.
Sgt. Chris Nelson says a local residence in the 450 block of West Sanborn was burglarized over the weekend and the items taken were 500 Sacajawea gold $1 coins in wrappers.
Nelson is asking merchants and banks to contact him if they have taken in a large number of the gold coins.
In addition to the coins, $200 in cash was also reported missing.
Anyone taking in a large number of the gold one-dollar coins, or who may have information about the burglary, is asked to call Chris Nelson at 457-6486.
You can also call Winona Area Crime Stoppers at 457-6530 where you can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward.