Absentee Bids: If you are unable to attend the auction in person, you may submit an absentee bid that will be executed on your behalf by Roma Numismatics. Roma Numismatics will attempt to obtain the lot for you at the lowest possible price, and will not purchase the lot for you at a price higher than the maximum you specify. This service is free and confidential. Absentee bids must be sent and received in good time.
To place absentee bids please submit your list of lots, together with your maximum bids, either by email or post using the form provided, or online at www.RomaNumismatics.com. You may also participate live online during the sale at www.the-saleroom.com.
Email or postal bids: The customer is responsible for submitting these in good time and confirming that the bids have been received.
Telephone bids: Telephone bidding can be requested by clients wishing to participate live by phone with one of our operators. Please inform us at least four working days prior to the auction if you wish to bid by telephone.
Bid online, see the current bidding levels: Internet bids may be submitted prior to the auction on this site - these bids will be automatically executed incrementally up to your maximum. These bids will then be carried over into the live auction and executed by the auctioneer on the day.
Bid live during the floor auction: Real-time bids may be placed at www.the-saleroom.com on the day of the sale. These bids will be executed live on the floor. A 3% surcharge will apply to lots won through www.the-saleroom.com. Roma Numismatics is not responsible for any missed lots or bids due to network speed or down-time. It is advisable to register at least 2-3 days in advance for this service.
Bid online, see the current bidding levels: Internet bids submitted on this site will be automatically executed incrementally up to your maximum.
Email or postal bids: The customer is responsible for submitting these in good time and confirming that the bids have been received. Please note that any bids submitted in this manner will incur a processing fee of 2%. We encourage bidders to register on this site and place bids online - there is no additional charge.
Buyer's Fee: A reduced buyer's fee of 15% is applicable to electronic auctions.
Close of auction: Lots will close from 13:00 GMT on the closing day of the sale, with one lot closing every 10 seconds. Invoices are prepared and emailed to successful bidders on the first working day after the close of the sale, usually a Monday.
CONDITIONS OF SALE
The following terms and conditions apply to auctions held by Roma Numismatics:
I. All estimates are in POUNDS STERLING. The opening bids will be 80% of the estimate unless there are existing higher bids. A 19% Buyer’s Fee (for Printed Auctions) or a 15% Buyer's Fee (for Electronic Auctions) will be added to the hammer price.
II. VAT at 20% (applicable to customers within the UK and EU) is due on the Buyer’s Fee only, not the hammer price.
III. The auctioneer guarantees the absolute authenticity of any and all coins sold. There is no expiration to this guarantee. Any coins subsequently found to be not authentic will be exchanged for a full refund of the purchase price.
IV. Absentee bids, whether submitted via the Roma Numismatics website or other means, must be received by 20:00 on the day before the auction at the latest. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that bids have been received by Roma Numismatics.
V. All grades and descriptions are the opinion of the cataloguer. Conditions of all lots are as per the photographs displayed on the Roma Numismatics website; condition reports are available upon request. It is not possible to note all marks or defects, and thus customers are encouraged to carefully examine in person all lots that they are interested in bidding on. Bids, once placed, are final and will not be rescinded. If, however, the description is found to be incorrect, the item is returnable within 21 days after the sale. No other returns will be accepted except on the grounds of non-authenticity. All prospective bidders who exercise the opportunity to examine lots in hand shall assume all responsibility for any damage they cause in so doing. The auctioneer shall have sole discretion in determining the value of the damage caused, which shall be promptly paid by the prospective bidder.
VI. The auctioneer will have absolute discretion to accept or decline any bid, withdraw lots from sale at any time until such point as the purchaser takes physical possession, re-open any lot, even after the hammer has fallen, in which a bidding error has occurred, and to determine in the event of a dispute, the final winner of a lot or to rescind the sale and put the lot up for sale again.
VII. For the protection of mail or absentee bidders, no ‘unlimited’ or ‘buy’ bids will be accepted. When identical bids are received for the same lot, preference will be given to the bid received first. A mail bid will take preference over a floor bid.
VIII. Some lots may carry a reserve. The auctioneer reserves the right not to sell an item below the confidential price, or will repurchase the item on behalf of the consignor or for the account of Roma Numismatics Ltd. If a reserve exists the auctioneer reserves the right to bid on any lot on behalf of the consignor up to the amount of the reserve against any floor or mail bidders. The auctioneer also reserves the right to bid on any lot on behalf of Roma Numismatics Ltd.
IX. Title remains with the owner until such time as the customer has paid in full.
X. Invoices are due immediately upon receipt. Roma Numismatics Ltd. reserves the right to charge interest on unpaid invoices at the rate of 2% per calendar month, except where prior agreement has been made with regards to payment arrangements.
XI. A 3.5% surcharge will be applied to payments made via PayPal or credit/debit card. A £10 surcharge will be applied to payments made by bank transfer from outside of the UK. The customer is responsible for paying all bank charges and shipping and insurance costs.
XII. A 3% surcharge will be applied to lots won in a Printed Auction through www.the-saleroom.com. A 2% surcharge will be applied to bids submitted via post or email for an Electronic Auction, rather than placed on the Roma Numismatics website. Roma Numismatics is not responsible for any missed lots or bids due to network speed or down-time.
XIII. By making a bid the customer agrees to the above terms and conditions and accepts to be bound by them. These conditions shall take effect and be construed in accordance with the provisions of English Law.
US COIN IMPORT RESTRICTIONS
Any coins in this sale that fall under US import restrictions but may still be legally imported into the US are accompanied by documentation proving that they were outside of the source country prior to the effective date, or are accompanied by a valid export certificate issued by the country of origin.
Any coins subject to US import restrictions that may not lawfully be imported into the United States of America will be clearly indicated as such with the note: ‘not suitable for US market’.
Roma Numismatics will make every effort to ensure that US import restrictions affect our clients as little as possible, and will carry out all necessary importations and procedures as required on behalf of the client.
Invoices to be settled in Pounds Sterling immediately upon receipt unless previously agreed otherwise.
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