Hmm, Golden Palace Casino, aren't that the same guys who bought the pope's former car?
I'm not sure about that, but I do know they won an auction for a Dorito shaped like the Pope's hat for over $1200.00 US. They are after advertising their casino, and any auction that is popular is the perfect place for that. They aren't bidding on the item itself, they are bidding on the attention the auction brings.
Aside from that, bidders on Ebay will buy anything if the story is worth reading. After all, look at this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 45837&rd=1
As of this posting, the current bid is $305.00 for an Empty Gum Wrapper.
The way I see it, if an empty gum wrapper can bring that kind of money, why not my "AMAZING copper coin"?