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    A silver eagle was stolen too? The C6 silver eagle?

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    When the controversy started over his giving away a bronze eagle for Chapter 5, Ron told me over the phone that he had 1 silver eagle left. So unless he had more made, then yes, there went your prize. Or it would be your prize if the "solutions" were not strings of random numbers that might or might not have been made up yesterday. And given what he claims his finances are, I doubt he had more made. It's nice he's been so transparent about that isn't it?

    And it always makes good sense to carry as a decoy an object less valuable, but still very valuable that you can give the thieves.

    I personally like to carry 2 purses, one with $10,000 and one with $50,000 so I can hand over the $10,000 under duress. 'Cause that seems intelligent. I don't think a decoy purse with Monopoly money or something would work.

    And I carry both purses assuming the thieves will let me choose which one to give them instead of just taking both, ‘cause thieves are very considerate about things like that. I would let the security guy carry one purse and me the other, but I like it better my way, it makes me feel smart.

    And I like to tell people about the purse with $100,000, I tell everyone I meet, it seems safer that way. And often on the way to the bank to make a deposit of a few million in cash, I like to make a few stops on the way and tell people I have the cash in my purse.

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    $10K reward for stolen gold eagle; search is on for silver decoy | CTV Vancouver News

    At first I thought the decoy might be one of the chapter silver eagles, but that doesn't seem to be the case. It is silver, but it's from the mold of the golden eagle. I guess they tried out the mold in silver first? The story just keeps getting weirder and weirder....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobster View Post
    A silver eagle was stolen too? The C6 silver eagle?
    To answer your question, no. Click the news article link I posted which has a picture of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morrigan View Post
    When the controversy started over his giving away a bronze eagle for Chapter 5, Ron told me over the phone that he had 1 silver eagle left. So unless he had more made, then yes, there went your prize.
    Back when the bronze eagle was at the gallery, there was also a silver eagle similar to the other chapter eagles. That silver eagle exists, but this is "another" silver eagle, which is a casting of the golden eagle in silver. So I guess he had more than one silver eagle.

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    Wow, none of that makes any sense at all. That silver eagle certainly isn't a chapter eagle.... a solid silver... decoy???

    Huh? How is a $53,000 statue a "decoy"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobster View Post
    Wow, none of that makes any sense at all. That silver eagle certainly isn't a chapter eagle.... a solid silver... decoy???

    Huh? How is a $53,000 statue a "decoy"?
    My guess it was supposed to be a surprise. Perhaps the chapter 13 1/2 winner was going to get that silver eagle on top of the cash.

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    I call shenanigans. He has no reason to continue this hunt. $15,000 from book sales in over 6 years, no golden eagle and no silver casting. He made us get two books to win chapter two and encouraged us to trade ideas. Stupid me thought there would be two silver eagles awarded. But no.
    Then the chapter 5 silver eagle was substituted and the truth and all hell broke loose��.
    Funny thing about that $15,000 figure. Ron claims that is the amount he has donated to the charity. I recently did extensive research on The Hunt for the Cause. Not one red cent in receivables. And a US donation is not tax deductible as it is not a 503-C charity listed with the US Internal Revenue Service.

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    Default $53k "decoy"

    Answer: when it's not. Alternatively, when no one will buy it for that amount.

    Or, possibly, it never was until after it was stolen and the notion of a "decoy" sounded like a clever way of saying "See! I did not want the Maltese to get stolen so I, uhh, lemme think, oh yeah, I had this decoy! That's it! A decoy!!!"

    So, then, decoy may be a perfect description for an object that's intended to distract ... certain skeptical people from asking too many questions.

    What's too codey for some may be we've been coyed yet again.

    Clearly, it's no longer "Waiting To Soar," it's "Flown The Coop."

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    Yep. That totally makes sense. Carry around the "SURPRISE!" as decoy. Boy he sure is smart.

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