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  1. Not sure I have a lot of advice to offer, other than the amount of money you realize will be strongly correlated to the effort you put in to the sale. 11,000 coins is a lot of research to do on eBay. If you're able to make several OFEC (one from each country) lots of 100-150 inexpensive coins, those should be easy to move. If you have contact to one of his trusted dealers, that he did a lot of business with, they might be able to help. If that's the case, then I hope you don't find out he or she shouldn't have been trusted.
  2. Given the sheer amount of discussion, something like that was bound to come up sooner or later.
  3. There were a couple foreign error coins - a brockage and an overstruck coin, as well as an 18th century French coin with a revaluation counterstamp. I'm not sure exactly how I did, but will post when I find out.
  4. Some tricky coins in the box, some not so much. I managed to finish in the top 10 in the grown-ups division, but I don't know where. I didn't get back to their table to pick up my prize in time, so I'll have to wait for it to be shipped. Anyone else play?
  5. Great to meet you, too! The show's done for me. Early morning flight Sunday
  6. I'm not sure what you're trying to ask here. If the Flying Eagle cent, which is supposed to weigh about 4.5 grams, is yours, it's a nice coin and should be graded. The 1999-D cent, which is supposed to weigh 2.5 grams, looks environmentally damaged on the obverse, and struck through grease on the reverse. The 1958-D, weighing 3.1 grams, does not show doubling from what I can see, and appears to have a small lamination on the reverse. Neither of the Lincolns are worth grading. The weights are different because the metallic composition has changed over the years.
  7. Wow! What a cool coin! You made the right decision pulling the trigger on that one. Downing a coin show hot dog -- not so much. As for posting a story like this ATS, if you word it as a thinly veiled "PCGS sucks, NGC rules" post, then it won't last long. Why should it? On the other hand, if you present this coin, the FE cent, and a couple others, especially from branch mints (so that someone can't claim a coin is a proof) as a reason that PCGS needs to re-evaluate their stance on only allowing PL designations on MS60 and above Morgan dollars, it would be welcome. The new boss is very interested in hearing constructive comments from collectors, and spent a good deal of time calling and chatting with everyone registered for their lunch at FUN regardless of "industry stature," even me.
  8. Cert now says "Contact customer service."
  9. I emailed this morning and heard back that they'd be pulling the cert on this one.
  10. The holders aren't impervious to gasses, so they (where "they" refers to one particular eBay seller who appears to have been doing this for years) just leave the slab exposed to the gas, possibly under pressure, for a certain amount of time. No hole necessary.
  11. I"ll be at table 1124 doing imaging from Thursday afternoon through Saturday.