Biggest Coin Package Ever

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by KSorbo, Dec 3, 2020.

  1. KSorbo

    KSorbo Well-Known Member

    I came back from my afternoon run today and anxiously looked in my mailbox for a coin I have been expecting. I was disappointed to find only a few thin envelopes of junk mail. Then, when I walked inside the door there was this huge box.

    I’ve received coins in large envelopes before and occasionally a small cardboard box, but never anything like this. Needless to say it came in one piece. The coin turned out to be worth protecting. I didn’t know what to expect with a PF61 but was pleasantly surprised. The hairlines are obvious in the photo but aren’t very visible in hand. It looks pretty shiny and new after over 150 years.

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  3. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    Nice coin!

    I'm not sure why some sellers do this, but I also had a small coin arrive in a box of about that size (a few years ago). What was even more odd, my coin was an auction win for around $30 (and the seller must have spent over $10 just on shipping). I'm not complaining; I was glad to get it (I was more thinking of why the seller wanted to spend so much on shipping).
     
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  4. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    Private insurance. Some want boxes in boxes etc and the big box like that covers you better than a small package
     
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  5. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    It can make sense for expensive coins. But what's the point of spending $10-$12 on shipping a coin that sold for $30? At that point the only way they make money is if the package was actually lost and they were refunded for shipping and the cost of the coin.
     
  6. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't in that case, but I was just responding to the OP case for why the oversized box.
     
  7. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    His case makes more sense as that is a more expensive coin.
     
  8. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    You know the old saying: "Nice things come in small large packages"!

    Proof Seated stuff? Yes please!
     
  9. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    Nice coin. At least it was well packaged lol.
     
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