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Important Information About Rare Coins

The invention and use of coins is attributed to the Lydians, a Greek nation, about 862 B. C., whose money was of gold and silver. The dating of coins was first adopted about the fifteenth century.

(For more information regarding the Ancient coins, see the photographic reproduction and explanation toward the end of this book. Read the Review of the Coinage of the World, in this book.)

The prices paid for rare coins are chiefly regulated by their state of preservation, the number of pieces issued of a certain date, and the demand for name. But neither the metal out of which the coin is made, nor the age, has anything to do with the prices paid.

The prices quoted n this book are the prices WE PAY for coins in good to proof condition (see “Conditions of Coins”), hence $5.00 to $10.00 means that we will pay anywhere between these prices, according to the condition of the coin.

NEVER CLEAN A RARE COIN, A somewhat corroded coin is oftentimes more valuable than a cleaned one. The cleaning of a rare coin considerably decreases its value.

The prices offered in this book are not of mere guesswork. The book was prepared with the greatest care as to accuracy; after years of close study of the values of rare coins, with the assistance of years of experience gained in the coin business.

HOW TO SEND COINS

Small lots of coins may be forwarded by registered mail. Large or valuable consignments should be sent by express. All coins, if purchased, are paid for the same day as received.

IMPORTANT:—When sending coins ALWAYS enclose return postage and REGISTRATION fee, We are not responsible for coins send or returned by ordinary mail.

We devote our entire time to dealing in coins, and can serve you to your entire satisfaction. whether wishing to buy or sell.

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