the assemblers of the Cardinal Collection have to say about
working with Mr. Pilitowski.
CARDINAL COLLECTION Sunnyvale, CA 94087
June 26, 1997
Tom's Toys, Inc.
6276 N. Federal Hwy, Suite 369
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
We would like to express our
deepest appreciation for your learned numismatic counsel.
Time and time again, you have demonstrated a keen sense for
outstanding individual deals and the overall direction of
We here at The Cardinal Collection
have been assembling a high grade set of early U.S. Bust Silver
Dollars for some time now. You have amazed us with your ability
to locate extraordinary specimens at very reasonable prices
for our consideration, and with your assistance, the Collection
now contains numerous specimens which are either the finest
known or high condition census specimens of their respective
die varieties. Surely, you have been eminently responsible
for the outstanding quality of the Collection.
As impressive as that may
be, you have simply astounded us with the profits you have
generated from sales of our specimens. Many of the specimens
you have handled for us have provided as much as a 20% profit
in only a brief holding period. Others have been even maze
dramatic. In particular, the gem mint state 1800 Silver Dollar
you located for us represents a major score. We purchased
that coin at your recommendation as a "Premium Quality" MS64-grade
for $33,000, and based on you further recommendations, we
have submitted that coin to the grading services for possible
upgrade. The coin was returned certified as MS65 - - the only
such MS65 specimen known for the year 1800 - - and our expectation
is to sell that specimen at a price ranging from $65,000 –
to $80,000 - - at least doubling our money is less than six
months! In addition, you have found us numerous other “finest
known” early silver dollar and gold pieces that have
created healthy gains. Truly, no other dealer has demonstrated
such extraordinary results for the collection.
Tom, thank you again for all
of your assistance. We look forward to our continued relationship
and the profits our coin portfolio will be producing during
the rest of 1997 and beyond.
Very truly yours,
THE CARDINAL COLLECTION
Martin A. Logies
John E. Skirtich