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GSA with a little something, um, well, extra

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:14 pm
by CascadeChris
Ever wonder what GSA workers did on their breaks from sorting massive amounts of coins? Well, this short & curly trapped in the case might be an indicator :lol: :shock: 🤢

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Re: GSA with a little something, um, well, extra

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:53 pm
by messydesk
I'm going to go ahead and say that's a carpet fiber. (Please be a carpet fiber.)

Re: GSA with a little something, um, well, extra

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:55 pm
by vampicker
Sounds like Chris thought it was 'carpet fiber' too

Re: GSA with a little something, um, well, extra

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:56 pm
by DHalladay
This is where a DNA test comes into play...

Re: GSA with a little something, um, well, extra

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:59 pm
by CascadeChris
vampicker wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:55 pm
Sounds like Chris thought it was 'carpet fiber' too
:lol:

Re: GSA with a little something, um, well, extra

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:00 pm
by CascadeChris
DHalladay wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:56 pm
This is where a DNA test comes into play...
My first thought too. If there's a follicle still attached we could crack it and send it to Ancestry :lol:

Re: GSA with a little something, um, well, extra

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:16 pm
by vampicker
DHalladay wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:56 pm
This is where a DNA test comes into play...
Nixon's name is already inside the box

Re: GSA with a little something, um, well, extra

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:04 am
by Kissov
It might be fun to have a section on encapsulated Morgans with "debris" in the holder. I am amazed at how much detritus finds its way into PCGS and NGC holders.

I'll go first. Check out the denticles below the "9".

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Different holder, and another fiber:

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Re: GSA with a little something, um, well, extra

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:34 am
by CascadeChris
Unless and until encapsulation takes place inside of a "clean room," which ain't gonna happen, you're gonna find and keep finding all sorts of common particulate debris inside of slabs, on occasion..

Re: GSA with a little something, um, well, extra

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:40 am
by messydesk
Was it PCGS or ANACS that had a slabbed cockroach?

Re: GSA with a little something, um, well, extra

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:41 am
by CascadeChris
messydesk wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:40 am
Was it PCGS or ANACS that had a slabbed cockroach?
Say whaaaaaaaat :shock:

Re: GSA with a little something, um, well, extra

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:28 pm
by Kissov
CascadeChris wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:34 am
Unless and until encapsulation takes place inside of a "clean room," which ain't gonna happen, you're gonna find and keep finding all sorts of common particulate debris inside of slabs, on occasion..
I don't think you need a clean room to do a better job in minimizing such junk.

I sent both holders back for a free re-do, citing the junk in the holders. Both were returned in new holders with the junk still present (note the new-style holder).

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I sent them back again and specifically asked that they blow off the debris before encapsulation. The third encapsulation was the charm.

Re: GSA with a little something, um, well, extra

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:35 am
by blh74
That sucks. For all they charge for their service.