I told Denise Gavert of DAVID HALL RARE COINS that I wanted to submit my coins to PCGS for grading. Denise told me to send them to Fred Weinberg & Co. I called her and asked her to put my name and address on the submission form, she refused. Denise said she wanted to be sure if they were good enough. I then said O'k open it. She did and I heard her gasp the line got very quiet. I pleaded with her to please speak up but I still had to turn the volume all the way up. Then I had to wait till she finished before she would even start to put my info on the form. Denise was incredibly difficult to deal with. I had to struggle with her to write anything. I was getting frustrated and I asked what they were worth? Denise said they might be counterfeit, I was shocked but she planted the suggestion. She asked if I would sell them to her. I said no. I kept trying to get her to write my info on the form. [continued below]....
Denise finally agreed to fill the submission form. She was very resistant, I had to spell out every word. When she got to the State, I again asked why she was taking so long? Suddenly she yelled, at the top of her lungs "You said you wanted them back!". I said, in shock, I didn't want them back instead of I didn't want to be yelled at.
I called and Denise said it wasn't possible for me to get my coins back. She sent 5 common silver coins in exchange for 4 Proof and 1 perfect, except for 1 edge mark, Carson City Double Eagle.
This is what I sent her:
1863s Proof Double Eagle with a Paquette Reverse
1866 Proof Double Eagle with stars on reverse in a Galaxy
1873cc Double Eagle nearly perfect
1897 Proof Double Eagle
1907 Proof Double Eagle Saint Gauden Ultra High Relief
Every effort I have made has been met with denial and/or ignorance.
They moved her into a new house never to be heard from again.
I am the victum of a premeditated grand theft using covert hypnotism.