I have been buying ancient coins at public auction, probably since the 1970s. Now, you cannot buy anything anywhere without providing full identification of who you are. This is an email I got from another European auction house.
With regards to our business relationship, and following the legal obligations of the Principality of Monaco, could you please send us :
– Your ID card, or the one of the legal representative of your company.
– The Certificate of Incorporation, or a legal document certifying the existence of your company.
– The statutes of your company.
Thank you for your understanding.
Remaining at your service.