As part of the planning our home purchase my wife asked me what the value of my coin collection was. I have rarely heard such shock in her voice or seen disbelief on her face when I 1) gave her an honest answer and 2) backed it up with hard numbers. The main driver of it is, of course, one small box of coins that I've recently referenced in another entry.
I had to remind Shandy that she let me purchase 2 new gold coins, which added about $1,100 to it, just a month or two ago. And she's seen it all and she's seen me buy a lot of it so I don't know why it shocked her but I guess it has just crept up on her with time and the recent increase in the value of gold and silver.
Somewhat to my surprise, my one gold coin has gone to QC at NGC already. The 10G coins went to QC first / faster but they're being re-holdered, not graded. The two CW tokens are still just "Scheduled." The entry on one of the tokens in the submission tracker has me scratching my chin and wondering if I'm going to get a nasty or unpleasant surprise. I guess we'll see.
I'm still waiting to get a sale / the deal I want on some Zimbabwe coin sets. My bond coins have arrived yesterday but I haven't even gotten to open them yet because this week has been a bit nuts.