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Let me take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Marc Breitsprecher and I have been collecting ancient coins since 1977. I have been a part time dealer since 1997 and a full time dealer as of 2005. I hope you have enjoyed browsing our web site. Along with my web master Kendrick Erickson we have tried to provide a user-friendly environment in which to buy coins and hope you have found this to be the case. Comments and questions are always welcomed.

Ordering coins from Ancient Imports is easy and we try to make a number of options available. If you see a coin you like but cannot afford it right now we would be glad to work with you on a payment plan that works for you.

You may contact us using the contact form which is available from the menu at the bottom of this and every page on the web site.

PAYMENT

  • Payment within the US can be made by: personal check, money order, PayPal or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover). Personal checks may be held to clear.
  • International payment including Canada can be made by: PayPal or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover) or wire transfer. All wire fees must be paid by the buyer.
  • All coins are reserved until payment is received; at this time they are marked sold. The easiest way to purchase a coin is to click on the thumbnail image and then click the "add item to cart" button. This will walk you through our checkout and give you all of the payment and shipping options.
  • You will receive an automated e-mail confirming your purchase. Coins are generally shipped the same day or next day depending on when we can get to the post office. There are times when we are away for a few days but this is the exception rather than the rule and in this case orders will be mailed as soon as we return.
  • Please note that all items are subject to prior sale as we have several sales venues.
  • We cannot sell precious metal coins to citizens of Minnesota due to their "bullion" coin law. This law prohibits coin dealers, who are not licensed with the State of Minnesota, from mailing any coin with more than 1% precious metal to the state. Learn more HERE.

My mailing address for cash, money order or check payment is:

Ancient Imports
Marc Breitsprecher
P.O. Box 330371
Fort Worth, TX 76163

SHIPPING

On January 28, 2013 the USPS (United States Postal Service) instituted dramatic increases in their international shipping rates, especially for registered and express mails. Their "shape based" approach has pushed any envelope over 1/4" thick into the package category tripling the postage costs of the packet. Because of this I have been forced to increase my international registered rates by 20% just to break even! Express mail rates have doubled in just a few years and my prices reflect actual costs of mailing your coins.

IN THE UNITED STATES

  • All orders are shipped via first class mail for the price of $5 plus 1% of the order total.
  • Book orders will be shipped at actual cost either first class or media rate. Coins include a photo flip with all of the site information and are shipped in a double padded envelope first-class mail with delivery confirmation via USPS.
  • Expedited services are also available and these options are given during checkout. We can ship anywhere in the US in 1 or 2 business days for $22 plus 2% to cover insurance costs via USPS express mail service.

OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES

  • All coins are shipped via fully insured Airmail. The cost of this service is $5 plus 1% of the order total for order up to $400. Orders over $400 will be charged $20 plus 1% of the order total.
  • Fully insured Registered mail is available with any order and is mandatory on orders over $400. The cost is $20 plus 1% of the total cost of your order.
  • Orders may also be shipped using USPS Express Mail International (EMI). The cost is $62 plus 2% of the order total. Canadian express mail is $42 plus 2%.
  • All import fees, duties, or customs fees charged by the country of the buyer will be the sole responsibility of the buyer. It is impossible for us to know what these fees are so please direct your questions on these matters to your country's customs department.
  • We are unable to secure shipping insurance via registered mail or airmail for the following countries and reserve the right to cancel orders being shipped to them. EMI shipping (mentioned above) is available to most of these countries and can be accessed through the checkout.
Abkhazia
Afghanistan
Algeria
Angola (including Cabinda)
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Benin
Bolivia
Brazil
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burma
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Chechnia
Congo
Cuba
Djibouti
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Georgia
Ghana
Guinea-Bissau
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ivory Coast
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kyrgyzstan
Liberia
Libya
Mali
Mauritania
Mexico
Morocco
Moldova
Niger
Nigeria
North Korea
OFAC Restricted Countries
Oman
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Qatar
Russian Federation (includes Russia)
Rwanda
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
Sudan
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Syria
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Turkmenistan
Uganda
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
Venezuela
Yemen
Zaire
Zimbabwe

RETURN POLICY

  • All coins and artifacts are guaranteed to be genuine and authentic. I buy all of my coins from very reliable sources.
  • All coins are attributed from my sizable library of ancient numismatic references and then photographed using the state of the art digital equipment. As a general rule coins will be better than the image. All images are processed to look just like the coin on my computer monitor, a 22" LG Flatron wide. Monitors do vary in quality and consistency.
  • Coins can be returned at any time for documented questions of authenticity and can be returned within two weeks for any reason—complete satisfaction is the only acceptable outcome of any transaction.

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