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General FAQ's

*  What forms of payment do you accept?
*  Do you guarentee all the coins and objects to be authentic?
*  What are your return policies?
*  Are the photos of the actual items offered?
*  How do I submit an article for publication on the website?
*  Can I participate in your print catalogs online?
*  Is it legal to own these coins and antiquities in the USA?
*  Do you ship coins and antiquities to foreign countries?
*  Are you members of any trade organizations?
*  How do I report a problem on the website such as a missing photo?
*  Can I publish a story or photo from the website?
*  Can I publish a link to your web site?
*  What does it mean that an item is 'sold'?
*  What are your grading standards?
*  What does your Privacy Statement say?
*  Do you offer lay-away or time payment terms?
*  How do I submit an article for publication on the website?
*  What abbreviations are used in the coin and antiquity descriptions?
*  How often is the website updated?
*  What are some basic coin references?



Q. What forms of payment do you accept?

A. We accept MasterCard, VISA, checks in US currency drawn on a US bank, money orders in US currency, traveler's checks in US currency, bank transfers, and US currency. We also accept Euros and British Sterling cash at 3% discount from the middle rate on the day received (or email us to lock-in a rate). Items are sent after cleared funds are recieved.

Wire transfer information:
Include an additional $15 to cover bank fees. Transfer money in US currency (the exchange rates at our bank are very bad). Include your name in the FBO (for benefit of) line. Email or phone us once the payment is sent. It usually takes two days for a wire transfer to be posted.

Wire transfer details:
Bank: PNC Bank 
Swift Code: PNCCUS33
ABA (Routing number): 041000124
Account Number: 4232066007
Account Holder: E. Bontekoe
Bank Address: PNC Bank PNC-1, PNC PLaza, 17th Floor, Pittsbourgh, PA 15219



Q. Do you guarentee all the coins and objects to be authentic?

A. We guarantee the authenticity of all the items offered for life. All of the coins and antiquities are inspected by our in-house experts who carefully authenticate and attribute each item. Coins and antiquities are carefully examined using the best available scientific methods and compared with published specimens in our vast library.



Q. What are your return policies?

A. Items may be returned for any reason within 15 of receipt.



Q. Are the photos of the actual items offered?

A. All the photos are the actual items offered for sale. At the largest viewing size, the photos are generally enlargements. The color and contrast of the photo has been adjusted for clarity and accuracy, however, we cannot guarentee that the color will perfectly match the coin's appearance under different viewing conditions.



Q. How do I submit an article for publication on the website?

A. Please e-mail submissions to office@pegasionline.com. Articles are best presented in MS Word with the illustrations provided in JPG format or as HTML. Contact us with proposals or with suggestions for future articles.



Q. Can I participate in your print catalogs online?

A. Yes you can. Roll your mouse over the CATALOG link in the top navigation bar. A sub-menu will appear below, the top entry is the active catalog. Roll over this link and a new menu will open to the right with all the categories listed. Select the category of interest to view. To buy or bid on a lot hit the appropriate button. You can view and modify your bid sheet using the BID SHEET link. You must send your bids to have them entered. The catalog terms of sale will apply to any catalog bids or purchases.



Q. Is it legal to own these coins and antiquities in the USA?

A. It is completely legal to own ancient coins and antiquities in the USA. Ancient coins and antiquities have been collected for many years in the USA and abroad.



Q. Do you ship coins and antiquities to foreign countries?

A. Yes, we can ship by any method you choose. Most customers elect to use Registered mail which is safe, secure, and trackable; however; there is no insurance coverage for loss. Global Express service is also available, it is more expensive and provides insurance against loss of the package. Beyond any insurance coverage you select, foreign packages are sent at the buyer's risk.

Customs duty and import regulation compliance are the responsibility of the buyer. Some countries have import restrictions on certain objects.



Q. Are you members of any trade organizations?

A. Yes, we belong to most revelent numismatic organizations. The most important is the International Association of Profession Numismatics (IAPN) which is an exclusive numismatic trade organizition consisting of the leading firms through out the world. We are one of the founding members of V-Coins and members of ANA, ANS, RNS, BNS, ONS, and various regional and specialist societies.



Q. How do I report a problem on the website such as a missing photo?

A. Contact us at office@pegasionline.com



Q. Can I publish a story or photo from the website?

A. The material presented on the website is copyrighted. Images and stories may only be used with permission and when credit is given. Contact us at office@pegasionline.com for permission with details of the proposed use.



Q. Can I publish a link to your web site?

A. Yes, we encourage links to our site.



Q. What does it mean that an item is 'sold'?

A. 'Sold' means that the item has been sold to a previous buyer. We may get another similar item and offer it on the web in the future, but this item has gone to a new home. If you would like to be offered a similar item, send us an e-mail at office@pegasionline.com; include in the subject line 'Want List'.It should be noted that all listed items are offered subject to prior sale; we are attend many coins shows and a listed item may have sold at such a show before the website could be changed to mark the item sold.



Q. What are your grading standards?

A. We grade all of our coins based on the amount of wear using the usual US grading terms (good (G), very good (VG), fine (F), very fine (VF), extra fine (XF), and mint). We describe any noteworthy characteristics beyond what is expected for the grade that may not be evident in the photo. We also use the term 'about' (a) and '+' to help describe the coins and split grades (e.g., VF/F) when the two sides grade differently. Despite our extreme efforts, the grading of coins is only the cataloger's studied opinion; grading is a subjective art, opinions of grade can and do vary among experts.



Q. What does your Privacy Statement say?

A. A note about privacy: we respect the privacy of our customers. Any information you provide to us either on or off-line is for Pegasi use only and will not be sold or rented to any other firm - ever!



Q. Do you offer lay-away or time payment terms

A. We can usually can offer special payment terms that will meet your needs. Contact us by e-mail at office@pegasionline.com to discuss.



Q. How do I submit an article for publication on the website?

A. Please E-Mail submissions to office@pegasionline.com. Articles are best presented in MS Word or HTML with the illustrations provided in JPG format. Contact us with proposals or with suggestions for future articles.



Q. What abbreviations are used in the coin and antiquity descriptions?

A. Most abbreviations should be self apparent. The following numismatic abbreviations are used:

The metal of the coin is described as:
AV - Gold
AR - Silver
AE - Bronze or brass
Bil - Billon. A low purity of silver and base metal retaining a silver appearance.
Potin - A mixture of base metal with a trace of silver which usually appears as a bronze coin
El - Electrum. A mixture of gold and silver having a pale gold color.
PB - Lead

AE followed by a number (AE20) refers to a bronze coin which is 20 millimeters in diameter
AE1, AE2, AE3, and AE4 refer to the series of un-named bronze coins of the fourth and fifth century in Rome

gm - The weight of the coin is listed in parentheses in grams which is abbreviated gm.



Q. How often is the website updated?

A. We update the website frequently. We suggest that you bookmark the site and visit at least every week.



Q. What are some basic coin references?

A.
Abbreviation Author Title
Ber. Berman Papal Coins
Bi. Biaggi Monete e Zecche Medievali Italiane
BMC. British Museum Catalog- Greek or Roman
Bop. Bopearachchi Monnaies Greco-Bactriennes
Cr. Crawford Roman Republican Coinage
Dav. Davenport Various books on Talers and Crowns
Dup Duplessy Les Monnaies Francaises Royales, 2 Vols
Göbl Göbl Sasanian Numismatics
Hendin. Hendin Guide to Biblical Coins, 3rd Edition
Hou. Houghton Coins of the Seleucid Empire
Jenkins Jenkins Coinage of Punic Sicily
Köln Geissen Alexandrinischer Kaisermünzen, Köln
L-K. Lingren, Kovacs Bronze Coinage of Asia Minor
Met. Metcalf Coinage of the Crusades and Latin East
Mit. Mitchner Oriental Coins, 3 volumes
MPS Malloy, Preston, Seltman Coins of the Crusader St
Price. Price Coinage in the Name of Alexander & Philip
RIC Roman Imperial Coins
Rob Roberts The Silver Coins of Medieval France
RPC Roman Provincial Coins
S. Sear Greek, Roman, or Byzantine Coins and Values
S. Seaby Standard Catalog of British Coins
S Saurm Saurmasche Münzsammlung (German, Swiss, Pol)
Shore Shore Parthian Coins and History
SNG.ANS Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum Am Numis Society
SNG.BMC Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, British Museum
SNG.Cop Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum Copenhagen
Vlasto Ravel The Collection of Tarentine Coins by Vlasto




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