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I just sent my coins to a hurricane.

ctf_error_coinsctf_error_coins Posts: 15,248 ✭✭✭✭✭

Be safe NGC.

My coins arrived in Sarasota last Monday and have not yet been checked in.

Be safe all.

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  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 44,824 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Aren't you located in CA? I'm surprise you didn't use PCGS which is a lot closer.

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  • P0CKETCHANGEP0CKETCHANGE Posts: 2,036 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PerryHall said:
    Aren't you located in CA? I'm surprise you didn't use PCGS which is a lot closer.

    You base your choice of certification service on physical proximity?

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  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,325 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You sent them to Cuba? Heh? Ian is set to hit if it stays together....So far it's pretty disorganized.
    May or may not affect Florida. But, be prepared if you are on the eastern Gulf coast.
    bob :)

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  • goldengolden Posts: 8,795 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sitting here in Florida on vacation wondering when we have to leave.

  • NicNic Posts: 3,313 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 25, 2022 10:43AM

    I live in Sarasota. Getting ready to leave to watch the pac vs bucs NFL game in Tampa.
    No panic here. Not like a large fire or earthquake. Grocery stores not overrun and still have lots of water, etc. And spam. :)
    NGC very safe.

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 26,990 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Best wishes to ngc be safe

  • logger7logger7 Posts: 7,761 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What happens if the transport plane gets caught in the Bermuda triangle? I hope the shipment is fully insured.

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,378 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I miss the hurricanes with the wacky names like Balthazar or Zebulon. Be safe down there. Peace Roy

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Having been through a hurricane at sea, on a small ship (DER), I can assure you, it is to be avoided if at all possible. Nearly sunk in that one. 90 foot seas and 120 knot winds. One split in hull, had to limp in to dry dock in Scotland - pumps running full all the way, and slowly losing as we took on water. The only time I saw Chiefs running around with life jackets on. Cheers, RickO

  • ctf_error_coinsctf_error_coins Posts: 15,248 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My submission just get checked in. It took one week after delivery.

    Now you guys need to hunker down, thank you and be safe.

  • crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,672 ✭✭✭✭✭

    All told Florida residents should move yourself, loved ones, pets and your coins to higher ground if you are in the storm surge area. I hope nobody’s going to take chances.
    Stay safe my coin brothers and sisters.

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  • BarberianBarberian Posts: 2,688 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @golden said:
    Sitting here in Florida on vacation wondering when we have to leave.

    At least you can leave.

    The current track has the eye passing over my house.

    3 rim nicks away from Good
  • spacehaydukespacehayduke Posts: 5,057 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've been through a few hurricanes and lucky to be okay but I have seen epic destruction several times where I lived. This one will hit Florida at at least Cat 2. This will be bad for those in the path. Sarasota looks to be on the bad, eastern side from the current forecasts, be safe NGC..................


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  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 4,804 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have coins there also. Everything will be fine. NGC is 6 inches above sea level. That's plenty!

  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,019 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It looks bad for Tampa. I am located well back from the coast, but they are talking about 20 inches of rain. I don't know where the water will go.

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  • spacehaydukespacehayduke Posts: 5,057 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Bill we had 45-55 inches in 5 days with Harvey a few years back, with the peak day having around 20 inches (it was crazy). Most of the flooding took place along the drainage channels. I assume areas there have the same drainage systems we had in Houston t channel away the water, so everyone should stay away from drainage channels and off the roads, and away from storm surge areas. It looks like the winds are going to be a bigger issue probably.............


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  • 1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,665 ✭✭✭✭✭

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  • ctf_error_coinsctf_error_coins Posts: 15,248 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 27, 2022 7:13AM

    I had planned on doing an order from a Bonsai nursey in Fort Myers this week. I am gunna hold off.

    That nursery may take a direct hit. They have a massive amount of outdoor plants. Wow, 2 business that I deal with are affected in the shrinking cone.

    Stay safe.

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 4,804 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You'll get those plants real cheap in a few day!

  • 1madman1madman Posts: 1,113 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wouldn’t it have been wiser to hand deliver the coins to NGC at the Long Beach show this week?

  • ctf_error_coinsctf_error_coins Posts: 15,248 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @1madman said:
    Wouldn’t it have been wiser to hand deliver the coins to NGC at the Long Beach show this week?

    2 things...

    When I mailed the submission, this was not even on the radar.

    That was an option, but I wanted to front run the show and now I do not have to drive 2 hrs up and 2 hrs back.

  • jdimmickjdimmick Posts: 9,542 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I saw your post and had one in transit, NGC closing the rest of the week, thankfully, Mine got there yesterday, not checked in, but at facility, so should be fine. I was hoping it wasnt stuck in some postal facility that could get flooded. When Mathew came thru here, the main postal distribution center downtown, had 12 foot of water where all the mail was kept in process. Took them months to get it cleaned out and processed

  • pendragon1998pendragon1998 Posts: 2,069 ✭✭✭

    @ErrorsOnCoins said:
    I had planned on doing an order from a Bonsai nursey in Fort Myers this week. I am gunna hold off.

    That nursery may take a direct hit. They have a massive amount of outdoor plants. Wow, 2 business that I deal with are affected in the shrinking cone.

    Stay safe.

    Wigert's? Yeah, I'm worried about them too.

  • spacehaydukespacehayduke Posts: 5,057 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 28, 2022 5:06AM

    2 miles shy of Cat 5 when it hits. Quote from CNN:

    “Some of those towns – between Sarasota and Fort Myers – every square foot of those towns will be under some feet of water,” CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said.

    NGC is 9 miles inland but not impossible it could have some standing water, this is a big one. Storm surge is not something to ignore - I saw the 15 foot storm surge effects along the edge of Galveston Bay from Ike, it was stunning the damage.........


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  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 4,804 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The sad part is; with all the technology and notification, there are people alive today that will be dead in a couple of days due to this storm. I hope the people with electric cars have a plan B!

  • logger7logger7 Posts: 7,761 ✭✭✭✭✭

    NGC is the biggest customer for usps in the county apparently, no doubt they have the best precautions; ICG also is well prepared, I hope those with substantial collections took precautions.

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,158 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 1, 2022 6:43PM
  • vulcanizevulcanize Posts: 1,339 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just tried to cert look up on NGC website and got the error messge "This feature is currently unavailable. Please try again later."

    :|

  • logger7logger7 Posts: 7,761 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pine Island and other coastal locations are getting hit hard today:

    https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1575214703043047424

  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 7,558 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:
    I have coins there also. Everything will be fine. NGC is 6 inches above sea level. That's plenty!

    And their slabs float and can easily be fished out of the flood with a landing net! Unless of course they are saltwater intolerant! :o

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  • Downtown1974Downtown1974 Posts: 6,587 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @logger7 said:
    NGC is the biggest customer for usps in the county apparently,

    Bigger than Amazon???

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 4,804 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Steven59 said:

    @OAKSTAR said:
    I have coins there also. Everything will be fine. NGC is 6 inches above sea level. That's plenty!

    And their slabs float and can easily be fished out of the flood with a landing net! Unless of course they are saltwater intolerant! :o

    No, in the scuba diving world floating is bad. Anything that floats, is gone with the current. If it sinks, you can go down and get it. Coins sink! 😂 🤣

  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 7,558 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:

    If it sinks, you can go down and get it.

    All depends on your version of "Going down" :#

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  • LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @spacehayduke said:
    2 miles shy of Cat 5 when it hits. Quote from CNN:

    “Some of those towns – between Sarasota and Fort Myers – every square foot of those towns will be under some feet of water,” CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said.

    NGC is 9 miles inland but not impossible it could have some standing water, this is a big one. Storm surge is not something to ignore - I saw the 15 foot storm surge effects along the edge of Galveston Bay from Ike, it was stunning the damage.........

    after having watched some video of the surge around ft.meyers past couple days, i gotta say, looks worse than a tsunami and there wasn't much in life, if anything, i'd thought i'd compare to those!

    the wind is bad obviously, the rain is bad obviously but the flooding from the surges is the last nail in the coffin and as i understand it they kinda come after all the other chaos and catches people off guard and as deep as it looked, for that short period of a time, you could just about sit around and watch it rise foot by foot...

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