cas wrote:I don't have an answer, it's something I've wondered myself, but my certificate is in the 19000s.
Wow! 19000's is the highest I've ever noticed. I've been curious about the whole '1st production run' promotion of 10179. I've not come across any 'official' announcement that it was ever limited to the first 10,000 sets. Instead, that figure in general seems to be a self-perpetuating rumor amongst AFOL. My own set is numbered 12,189 but I'm also (as a collector) rather keen to know just how many 1st edition sets there are.
I'm thinking that figure is reaching 20,000 +