Here's what 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 the market.
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
Very truly yours,
THE CARDINAL COLLECTION
Martin A. Logies
John E. Skirtich