My best guess would be a FedEx semi trailer was parked for a couple of weeks in the Southern States somewhere and the ants crawled up in it and decided to call it home.
That's my line of thinking. Although ... Coinfrog is getting way too much enjoyment out of this...
Did he grow the ant colony himself and sneak into the Memphis facility and put the critters (1200) through a pinhole, one at a time. Did Coinfrog train these bugs to be very quiet to avoid detection until - like a surprise party - they popped out of their hiding spots when I opened the package?
Mmmm . . .maybe not.
In retrospect, it is pretty entertaining.
P.S. I'm still curious about the chronology of these packages of mint and proof sets. What happens to them from strike to customer. But that's another thread.
- About two score and seven+ years ago, I began a Lincoln cent collection. I have all, most in AU or better & am upgrading to MS as possible.
- I collect all coins minted 1809, 1859, 1909, 1959, and 2009. Lincoln and C.Darwin were both born in 1809. The latter published his "On the Origin of Species.." in 1859, the Lincoln cent debuted in 1909, and after that it just seemed like a good way to show the evolution of US coinage
. Most non-nums to whom I've shown these react with the phrase, "I had no idea!" That alone shows their worth.
- I've completed MS sets of Jeffersons & MS specimens of other ˘5 nickels; Franklins done. Roosies mostly done. I enjoy hunting for WLH and "winged liberty" dimes.
-- If I left my early Washington quarter
book at one of y'alls house, please ring me up. ANA
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