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 Posted 05/16/2018  8:27 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add BillSnyder to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I have a 3 x 5 card (with a 1970 5 Shillings Somalia coin stapled on and pictured) titled -

Silvertowne PHOTOGUARANTEE


On the reverse of the card,

"THE COIN REPRESENTED ON THIS CERTIFICATE IS GUARANTEED TO BE GENUINE BY Silvertowne."


I guessing that Silvertowne was one of the original coin companies that began to address the problem of counterfeit coins back in the 1970's.



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 Posted 05/16/2018  9:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kushanshah to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
S*ilvertowne is a well-known numismatic firm in Indiana with a colorful history, in business since the 1950s. I used to visit them when I lived in the midwest. They own a private mint which manufactures silver rounds and were among the first to pitch coins on TV. S*ilvertowne's founder, Leon Hendrickson, passed away last year at the age of 90. I've never come across one of their certificates but I suspect it had more to do with marketing modern world coins than providing authentication services.
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05/16/2018 10:06 pm
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 Posted 05/16/2018  9:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Strictly a marketing ploy that worked wonderfully.
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