#1 should be . . . 1) Metal recyclers took said coin and melted it down for recycling
#2 should be . . . 2) Ferrets took the geocoin . . . always blame the ferrets.
On the serious side . . . Cachemaine makes a few other valid points . . . especially with new cachers.
Personally, I've never invested much money into the coins (buying or releasing) . . . I figure if I want something personal floating around in the geo-world I would go the cheaper route and go with a personal TB.