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ajaanajaan Posts: 17,031 ✭✭✭✭✭

I would like to get an approximate date for this.


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  • MWallaceMWallace Posts: 3,813 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Found this. Located in Florida though. May have moved south as many people do. The website was last updated in 1999. There is an email link.

    americanrc.com/

  • ajaanajaan Posts: 17,031 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MWallace said:
    Found this. Located in Florida though. May have moved south as many people do. The website was last updated in 1999. There is an email link.

    americanrc.com/

    Thanks. I'm wondering if it's the same company.


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  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,537 ✭✭✭✭✭

    In a prior life i had some experience in the telecommunications industry. Back in the 1980s (into the 90s?) If you wanted an 800# it might only be good for out-of-state callers. Your label shows a local # for in-state callers.

  • Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 4,217 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not familiar with them, but here’s another example

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  • Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 4,217 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 6, 2024 2:27PM

    Here’s a clue, based on this I think it is circa 1985. I found this doing google image search focusing on the address. Look at the text below the coin world image three rows from the bottom. Same address suggests that somewhere in this edition of Coin World that there is an ad with the matching address 🧐

    Mr_Spud

  • pruebaspruebas Posts: 4,281 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Seems like one of those telemarketing companies in the days before TPG.

  • ajaanajaan Posts: 17,031 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I contacted the firm in FL. They are not the company that was in NY.


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  • BStrauss3BStrauss3 Posts: 3,039 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ajaan said:

    @MWallace said:
    Found this. Located in Florida though. May have moved south as many people do. The website was last updated in 1999. There is an email link.

    americanrc.com/

    Thanks. I'm wondering if it's the same company.

    Oldest capture in the Internet Archive of that site is from January 1998, they were in Tampa.

    https://web.archive.org/web/19980109014052/http://americanrc.com/

    NY Business search finds an inactive company:

    ENTITY NAME:AMERICAN RARE COIN GALLERIES INC.
    DOS ID:784351
    FOREIGN LEGAL NAME:
    FICTITIOUS NAME:
    ENTITY TYPE:DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION
    DURATION DATE/LATEST DATE OF DISSOLUTION:
    SECTIONOF LAW: -
    ENTITY STATUS:INACTIVE
    DATE OF INITIAL DOS FILING:07/28/1982
    REASON FOR STATUS:DISSOLVED BY PROCLAMATION
    EFFECTIVE DATE INITIAL FILING:07/28/1982
    INACTIVE DATE:09/28/1994
    FOREIGN FORMATION DATE:
    STATEMENT STATUS:NOT REQUIRED
    COUNTY:NASSAU
    NEXT STATEMENT DUE DATE:07/31/1984
    JURISDICTION:NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
    NFP CATEGORY:

    -----Burton
    ANA 50 year/Life Member (now "Emeritus")
  • davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,683 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I liked how their protection stickers could be left intact and coin still removed.
    Unscrew the 4 screws and slide middle layer up or down.

  • JimTylerJimTyler Posts: 3,004 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 7, 2024 11:36AM

    @davewesen said:
    I liked how their protection stickers could be left intact and coin still removed.
    Unscrew the 4 screws and slide middle layer up or down.

    Security stickers are fragile and stuck to the middle plastic. No way to wiggle the middle out and replace it without some evidence of tampering.

    You can’t preform the surgery you suggest and keep the security sticker unblemished ( the wobbly look on the front is light reflection it is flat)

  • Apollo_23Apollo_23 Posts: 126 ✭✭✭

    I am also on Long Island. Never heard of it but as others said its gone now!!

  • JimTylerJimTyler Posts: 3,004 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Apollo_23 said:
    I am also on Long Island. Never heard of it but as others said its gone now!!

    In 30 years from now a lot of those dealers at the FUN show will be a memory.

  • SapyxSapyx Posts: 1,967 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This thread, itself approaching "vintage" status, may be of interest and relevance:
    https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/128136/anybody-ever-heard-of-walter-rubin-or-the-first-coinvestors

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  • Farmer1961Farmer1961 Posts: 166 ✭✭✭

    I've also got a proof 1961 Franklin half from them.

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