Frequently Asked Questions at Coins Fair, Inc.
1. What is numismatics?
Numismatics is the collection and study of currency, including coins, paper money, tokens and medals.
2. What is the difference between a coin and a commemorative or medallion?
While the word coin can be used as an all-encompassing term, the accepted difference is that a coin is money and therefore has a monetary value emblazoned on it. Alternately, commemoratives or medallions are usually commemorative or celebratory and do not display this numerical value.
3. What are proof coins?
Proof coins are made from the highest quality gold, they are specially manufactured and are sold at a premium. Proof coins are generally distinguishable from ordinary coins by their mirror like fields, frosty appearance and very sharp details. To obtain these qualities, each proof coin is polished to produce an extremely smooth surface. Modern proof coins are packaged in clear plastic to protect them from everyday wear and tear from handling and exposure to moisture that might cause damage.
4. How much is my coin worth?
This question can only be answered after your coin is seen and examined. Coin values depend on a number of factors, including condition & grade. If you want an accurate value for your coin, be sure to stop by our location and one of our professionals will examine it.
5. What are your Shipping Costs?
You can view an estimate of shipping costs by viewing your cart. However, final shipping costs will be displayed on the Invoice you see before confirming your order.
6. Is the picture showing the actual coin?
Yes. The picture you see is the coin you will receive unless stated "stock photo" in the description.
7. Can I change my order after it is submitted?
No, your order cannot be changed once it is submitted.
8. Can I ship my order to an address other than that on my account?
Yes, you can only arrange for your order to be shipped to a different address to your billing address, but it must be in the same country as your billing address.
9. How can I clean my dirty coins?
DON'T! Improper cleaning will reduce the value of any coin. There are safe products and methods to clean dirty coins, but we suggest you visit a local coin dealer for assistance.