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You have several tools to browse on our website for more accurate research.
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    Choose your main theme collection (Greek coins, banknotes Banque de France ...), then refine your search with two additional levels (periods, References ..)

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    Each category has search filters (metals, mints ...), you can choose one or multiple values from the dropdown menu, and use the search engine to limit proposals

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Coins and Banknotes

Am I going to receive the coin or banknote displayed on website ?

Yes, all our coins presented on the website are what you see on the pictures, we never use a picture that doesn't match. Please notice that some little variations may occur on the screen depending of the light used to take the picture. If you have any doubt, please contact us for extra pictures or informations.

What does the coins abbreviations like PROOF, F+ ... mean ?

International Coins Grading Chart
  France Allemagne USA Angleterre Italie Espagne
Very wear, with few details still visible.

AB

 

GE

 

AG

 

G

 

M

 

RC

 

(Assez Beau) (Gut Erhalten) (from 1 to 5) (Good)
Very wear, but details are still visible.

B

 

SGE

 

VG / F / G6

 

VG

 

B

BC

 

(Beau) (Sehr Gut Erhalten) (from 6 to 14) (Very Good) (Bello) (Bien Conservada)
Everything is visible, but the circulation had worn the coin.

TB

 

S+

 

F / VF / F15

 

F

 

MB

 

BC+

 

(Très Beau) (Schön +) (from 15 to 39) (Fine) (Molto Bello)
Very few worn, the feature is clear and full.

TTB

 

SS

 

VF / XF40

 

VF

 

BB

 

MBC

 

(Très Très Beau) (Sehr Schön) (from 40 to 54) (Very Fine) (Bellissimo) (Muy Bien Conservada)
The circulation had a bit worn the high relief or the field.

SUP

 

VZ

 

XF / AU58

 

EX / XF / EF

 

BB / SPL

 

EBC

 

(Superbe) (Vorzüglich) (from 55 to 62) (Extremely Fine) (Extraordiniamente Bien Conservada)
Extremly few circulation marks, almost all shiny as original.

SPL

 

FSTGL

 

MS / MS63

 

MS

 

SPL

SC

 

(Splendide) (Fast Stempelglantz) (from 63 to 64) (Mint State) (Splendido)  (Sin Circular)
Struck state, without any defect, even with high magnifying glass.

FDC / BU

 

STGL

MS / MS 65 / choice UNC

UNC

 

FDC

 

FDC / SC

 

(Fleur De Coin / Brillant Universel) (Stempelglanz)  (from 65 to 69) (Uncirculated) (Fior Dii Conio) (Extraordinariamente Bien Conservada)
Coins specially struck using polished dies and planchets. The resulting coins usually have a mirror field and raised areas are frosted in appearance.

FB / BE

PP

PRF

 

PRF

 

FS

 

Prueba / Proof
(Flan Bruni / Belle Epreuve)  (Polierte Platte)  (Proof 70) (Proof) (Fondo Specchio)  
Those conservation states are only informative. Sometimes, on our website, we use "+" to show the coin is near to the superior grade. For example, a coin called F+ is near to be VF.

What does the banknotes abbreviations like MS, UNC ... mean ?

International Banknotes Grading Chart
  France Germany USA United-Kingdom Italy Spain
Severe damage due to wear, staining, missing pieces, graffiti and/or holes. May be taped together, have pieces missing.

M

 

GES

 

PR

 

PR

 

M

 

MC

 

(Médiocre) (Gering Erhalten Schlecht) (Poor / Fair) (Poor / Fair) (Mediocre) (Mala Conservada)
Very much wear. Graffiti on note. Small pieces of the note may be missing.

AB / TBC

 

VI / GE

 

G

 

G

 

M / B

RC

 

(Assez Beau) (Gut Erhalten) (Good) (Good)   (Regular Conservada)
Much wear. Paper is limp. Tears can extend into the design. Staining possible. Discoloration possible. Note still looks presentable.

B

 

V / SGE

 

VG

 

VG

 

B

 

BC

 

(Beau) (Sehr Gut Erhalten) (Very Good) (Very Good) (Bello) (Bien conservada)
Considerable wear due to folds from use in circulation. Minor tears to note, not extending into the design. Clear but not bright in appearance. Staple holes but not holes due to folding.

TB

 

IV / S

 

F

 

F

 

MB

 

MBC

 

(Très Beau) (Schön) (Fine) (Fine) (Molto Bello) (Muy Bien Conservada)
Attractive note, but possible slight dirt or smudging, may have several horizontal and/or vertical folds. Paper remains relatively crisp. No tears, but slight wear to edges and corners is allowable.

TTB

 

III / SS

 

VF

 

VF

 

BB

 

IC

 

(Très Très Beau) (Sehr Schön) (Very Fine) (Very Fine) (Bellissimo) (Incirculante)
Banknote with one crease or up to three light folds. Paper still bright and attractive, very slight wear to corners allowed.

SUP

 

II / VZGL

 

EF / XF

 

EF / XF

 

BB / SPL

SC

 

(Superbe) (Vorzüglich) (Extremely Fine) (Extremely Fine)   (Sin Circular)
Banknote that is still bright but has trivial handling damage, i.e. a light center fold (not a crease, which is a break of the fibres of the paper), without rounded corners.

SPL

 

I

AU

 

AU

 

SPL

 

EBC

 

(Splendide)   (About Uncirculated) (About Uncirculated) (Splendid) (Extraordinariamente Bien Conservada)
Banknote that is bright and has no handling damage, such as folds or creases, nor any cuts, stains, or rounded corners

NEUF

KFR

UNC

 

UNC

 

FDS

 

LUJO
    (Uncirculated) (Uncirculated) (Fior Di Stampa)  
Those conservation states are only informative. Sometimes, on our website, we use "+" to show the banknote is near to the superior grade. For example, a banknote called F+ is near to be VF.

MY ORDER

How long does it take for delivery ?

Delivery delay :

  • About 1 week for international registered and simple letter
  • About 3 days for chronopost
  • For withdrawal at the store, please check the information given during the order.

Which payment methods do you accept ?

We accept several payment methods :

  • Credit card : AMERICAN EXPRESS, CARTE BLEUE VISA, EUROCARD MASTERCARD
  • Paypal
  • Bank transfer

Which delivery methods do you propose ?

  • Simple letter (3 EUR) : without insurance, only for order less than 50 EUR
  • Registered letter (6 EUR) : full insurance include, delivery against sign
  • Chronopost (25 EUR): with insurance, express shipping, delivery against

Free shipping in registered letter for all orders more than 150 EUR

Guarantees

If i am not fully satisfied ?

Satisfied or refunded

You have a 7 days period to return your purchase. You will be completely refunded as soon as the return-order is received.

Please give attention that you must contact our customer service before returning. We'll provide you the exact conditions for return, to ensure maximum safety.

Any return without our authorization will systematically be denied and our responsibility not engaged.

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