So what do you suppose I did? I took a dollar bill out of my wallet and mailed it off to the address in the message, of course. I mean, how could I not, right? I was intrigued. I then forgot all about it. Then, in the wee hours of this morning, "Rick" tipped his hand and let the cat out of the bag. So he explained, and told me what it was he sent. I was utterly surprised, and now I wish I had sent him a silver dollar at the very least. The coin he is sending will probably arrive today, and I will be very excited to receive it. Care to guess at what it is? I'll drop a few hints. It is an older United States coin. It was made into a love token in the early- to mid-19th century, judging from the style of the engraving it received. (My benefactor knows I like love tokens). The obverse was planed off before it was carved, so there is no date, but there are diagnostics on the reverse which make the host coin datable. It is worth quite a bit more than one dollar! Will post pix when it arrives.