Xan Chamberlain must have gotten a box in the mail yesterday.
This set popped up last night with just one coin and now the other 7 coins from that submission that got added to the census about 2 weeks ago have been added. It also looks like he has a $2 coin that popped up in the census the following week when my coins were added.But I'm not seeing in his set (yet, anyway) a 1999 10C in MS64 or an older-type $1 coin that popped up in the census the same week as my coins and that $2 coin. What I'm seeing in our two sets only accounts for 22 of the 25-27 MS coins that I think have been added to the Zimbabwe census in about the last 6 months. And if I remember right, some of the others were $5 coins and it wouldn't really make sense to me for him to send in two of those in such a short span of time - again, not saying that he didn't. I don't have nearly all the facts. I'm just thinking with my gut here. Add in the fact that there were MS graded coins out there before April 2021 and someone submitted the MS65 10C that I have... there's someone else, out there, right?
So, I think there is still some mystery to dig into in that I think there's a third person getting these graded. It's either that, or Xan submitted another 2-coin submission a while back (or a submission with 2 Z coins) and then got 2-3 more graded about a week after this coin going group and those coins hit the census with mine, and then there was a 1 coin submission that hit the census on 10/5 with a single 1983 cent. I'm not saying it is impossible but it would be odd to me to see someone send in 3 small submissions in the space of a month and about 4 in about 6 months for the same country.
I guess I'll see if a 1999 10C coin, a 1983 Cent, or one of these other new-to-the census coins hit Xan's set in the next couple of weeks and if the census keeps going up.
So there is officially a little competition and a little life in that category now.
I wonder if he used part of his 2020 grading credit to do this just like I did.
Especially given the timing, I wonder if he got the idea for this from me and I'm wondering if he'll read this...
It's always funny to think about.
I wonder if he'll chime in or drop me a line / a message and shed some light on it for me.
He collects some older Rhodesian Coins but I don't see that he participates on the PMG side with the notes.
I wonder what brings him into it and why he decided to go down this road. I wonder if there could be some fun chats about it.
But, I think the same thing about Adrian123456, and he seems to prefer to watch in silence too.
Adrian has a fantastic, nearly complete variety set of the 2003 Emergency Bearer Checks (P-21 to P-23) that I think is one of the more impressive sets in the PMG Zimbabwe Registry - getting all of those varieties is not easy and he's had to compromise on grade on some of the type-a's even though the notes themselves still look quite nice in his scans - or maybe he uses PMG's scans. I'm not sure there.
I wonder if Adrian could be submitter #3, but I think he'd list / register his if he were...
You guys should talk to me. This could be fun. Just talk to Mike. He can attest - I'm not crazy!