Export licenses

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by tbc, Jul 14, 2018.

  1. tbc

    tbc Well-Known Member

    How long would you consider it acceptable to wait for export licenses to be granted for coins ?
    Some time ago I won a couple of denarii at auction, the TOS was 3 months for licenses to be issued but we are well past that now.
    I've contacted the vendor who cannot give any firm guarantee as to when they will be issued and put it down to the existing political difficulties.
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  3. Nicholas Molinari

    Nicholas Molinari Well-Known Member

    What country?
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  4. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Biblical Kingdoms Supporter

    Hello @tbc , I ordered most of my coins from dealers in Israel and an average length of time for the Israel Antiquities Authority to grant an Export Licence was 2 to 3 weeks. Then shipping and processing through US Customs was another 2 to 3 weeks. I hope this helps.
  5. Carausius

    Carausius Brother, can you spare a sestertius?

    It took 4 months for a dealer to secure export licenses from Italy for me recently. Whether the dealer applied for the permits promptly after I ordered the coins is anyone's guess. I presume they applied promptly.
  6. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    that's a bummer man....idk, according to what you want... 90 days seems like a long to me, esp. waiting for coins... i'd just ask for my money back and find another dealer who can ship faster...
  7. AncientJoe

    AncientJoe Supporter! Supporter

    I've waited 6+ months multiple times for export licenses.
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  8. tbc

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  9. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Well-Known Member


    Please read Rule #1.
  10. tbc

    tbc Well-Known Member

    In what way ?

    Please read Rule #1.

    Quoting inappropriate language is like saying it yourself.
  11. Andrew McCabe

    Andrew McCabe Well-Known Member

    4-5 months is normal. There's nothing the firm can do about it. They submit the request and have to wait.
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  12. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Bureaucracy! And it's not only in foreign countries. I've been waiting for a building permit for nearly 3 months. Live by the old military saying" "Hurry up and wait".
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  13. ycon

    ycon Well-Known Member

    One of the perks of buying from firms in San Marino (like Artemide) is that you don't have to wait for the permits. I'm waiting for an Italian coin I won in May. I'm hoping I'll get it by the end of the summer...
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