A couple of days ago my Venezuela & Italy submission finally hit grading / quality control. I'd said about a month ago I was hoping to have grades by yesterday or maybe sooner but it was not to be.
I'm increasingly accepting that waiting longer than the advertised turnaround time is partially the price I pay for submitting things that are rarely submitted and which they probably have to put extra incremental effort into grading vs, say, a monster box of American Eagles. Like I said in a previous post, I'm pretty sure I "lost" about 3 days on this one just with them doing some research and variety attribution before the coins even got in the system good.
I am still very much looking forward to filling out that 500 Lire set.
The 1995 500Lire coin I got as part of a 4 coin lot for $2.65 and the coin looks... okay. It does look uncirculated. It does have good looking surfaces, but the brass / bronze-like center has a little bit of discoloration on it as is common with these so I'm not 100% in love with it. It was worth $2.65 for a shot in the dark and I will be keeping it in my back pocket as a part of a possible 2023 submission to build out the set the rest of the way.
I still have not gotten the 2000 and 2001 I bought off someone in Germany but I can't say that is entirely surprising. But I will be looking forward to seeing those.
This is my first day off in 2 weeks where I haven't been using nap-time to do work on a project that had to be rushed through because an old client / project had had the bad idea of spit in a regulator's coffee and earn themselves a lot of frustration and pain on their permitting process. This rush project was on top of two other bigger projects that were also demanding attention! Right now! Because everyone's problems are important! But... once I fill out my paperwork and put in for it on Monday, now that things are slowing down a bit I'll probably get a few hundred in OT pay and I might get to use some of that on something nice for myself.
I'm also coming up on a vacation with 5 days of no email access. Yay! The way it should be.
Just thought I'd add, Ben has lost like 3 teeth in the last month, including his two front teeth. He also started Kirate / MMA this week. The net result is... amusing.
A kid in a Gi, missing his two front teeth.