We accept checks drawn on U.S. banks, money orders, Paypal and most major Credit Cards. Western Union is accepted for purchases over $300 only and may result in shipping delays. Bank transfers are accepted only on purchases exceeding $500.
Title does not pass until payment is made in full. Please allow sufficient time for personal checks to clear.
We also sell through local retailers and other venues and it may be possible that a coin ordered was already sold. In this case we apologize and will notify you promptly. We are closed on Friday evenings EST. and Saturday and can only validate orders upon reopening. This also applies to religious and legal holidays.
New York City and Yonkers residents add 8.875% sales tax including on shipping charges. Other New York State residents are required to add the appropriate sales tax for your county.
International customers should be aware of their countries' import policies. We cannot be responsible for VAT or duties assessed by the import country.
Although we use professional equipment to photograph our coins, photographic methods and the color of a computer monitor can never replicate exactly what an eye sees, so you may see some variance in color or depth, when receiving your coins.
All items are thoroughly inspected and guaranteed to be authentic without time limit *(see next paragraph). If the initial period for unconditional return privileges has expired we may at our discretion require written documentation from a recognized expert non-commercial authenticator to back up a claim of lack of authenticity.
*Exception to the above is coins that are graded and/or encapsulated (slabbed) by third party grading companies. Mass encapsulation of ancient coins is a recent phenomena, and is in our opinion highly subjective. Grading criteria and industry standards have not been developed as they have been for modern coins. Furthermore, due to the very limited number of graders they may be lacking the knowledge of a specialist. We cannot fully inspect an encapsulated coin. If we are selling the coin, it would appear to us to be authentic, but we cannot accept any liability for coins we cannot fully inspect. In cases of doubt all claims must be forwarded to the appropriate grading company and is subject to their terms of guarantee (which may be zero liability or a negligible amount)
We cannot be held responsible for any actions of third party grading companies regarding coins we have sold, except for definite claims of "modern forgery" which will be investigated and refunded in accordance with our policy above.
We also sell antiquities. Most pottery and lamps, especially those originating in the middle east have undergone minor repair or resoration. Often the repair is hard to discern because it may have been covered over by dirt, removal of which can damage the item. Only items which state no repairs or no restoration are guaranteed to be without any repair whatsoever. If no mention is made, that would indicate that either there may be very minor repair or no repair is readily discernable. Items with significant or noticeable repairs will be described.
We offer many shipping options and can ship to virtually every address in the world. (Certain countries excluded)
UNITED STATES - All United States shipments shipped through first class mail are fully insured through our private insurance carrier. We offer additional options which will appear on your checkout screen.
ALL OTHER COUNTRIES - International shipments are insured only when registered mail is used and only to a maximum of $100 USD. Additional insurance can be purchased for higher amounts when using international express mail (EMS) up to $650.
Only coins may be shipped internationally without prior contact. If you wish to purchase antiquites or other gifts for shipment overseas, you must contact us first for rates and terms. If we are not contacted we reserve the right to cancel your order.
Shipments are batched out two to three times weekly, so please allow up to three business days for your order to be shipped. In most cases your order will go out within 24-48 hours.
If we need to contact you for additional information please be available or respond to us quickly so your order is not held up.
We will accept returns of unaltered coins or antiquities for any reason up to ten days after receipt or two weeks from shipment whichever is later. (For buy or bid sale limit is 7 days after receipt.) You will be issued a full refund excluding original shipping charges after we are in receipt of the item. Authenticity refunds will include shipping charges as well. For terms of such refunds please see our Terms page.
ALL returns require an Return Authorization for refund. Please contact us for an RA. We cannot be responsible for returned or incoming items that we are not aware of and/or have not issue an RA for.If you have any questions, please contact us.
We appreciate your business and appreciate the opportunity you have given us to work with you!