estimate Ecuadorian rare coin populations: report your rare or unique coins
Letter from Charles Helfand | Related Listings | Feedback Form
The following is an electronic version of the paper questionnaire distributed by Charles Helfand for his research on Ecuadorian rare coin populations, with which I am helping him. In an effort to reach more people and to make it easier to respond to the questionnaire, we have created the below online version. (Besides the electronic version of the form, if you prefer, feel free to write, call, fax, email, or correspond with him personally.)
|April 18, 1999
Dear Fellow Ecuadorian Coin Collector,
I am not a dealer, but a collector like you. After 30 years of collecting Ecuadorian coins, I have concluded that much information that could benefit the collector concerning RARITIES, TYPES, VARIETIES, COUNTERFEITS and MINTAGES is unavailable.
Now that I am retired, I can devote myself to researching these areas of interest and making that information available. However, to be successful I will need your help in locating UNIQUE, RARE, or SCARCE coins. I am interested in all Ecuadorian issues from the Real to the Decimal system, including all gold coins and pattern issues. The names of all who contribute will be held in strict confidentiality. Some coins are still not confirmed. For many, no mintage is recorded. Information on types and varieties is incomplete. Pedigrees have been overlooked or omitted from auction catalogs, obscuring the number and condition of specimens actually in extant.
As you can see, I have a big undertaking ahead of me. Your help is essential, no matter how small it may seem. Many small pieces will help complete the big puzzle. Once I have enough input from my fellow collectors and all information is confirmed, I will make this information available to anyone who provided input for our research.
So please take a few minutes to fill out the questionnaire. If you wish, you can fax or correspond with me personally. I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Phone: 1 718 224-9593ANA Member # R-173440 ANS Member # 8688
|See also the following pages for
to bibliography of important reference works
|Use the form below
to confidentially report any unique, rare, or scarce Ecuadorian coins
that you own. Rarity may be defined in terms of frequency of occurrence
of the coin or the condition or both. Thanks!
Note: none of the fields in the form is required. Just fill out what you want and click 'submit'!
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