France Prohibits Sending Currency, “Coins And Precious Metals” By Mail

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  1. SilverForLife

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  3. rysherms

    rysherms Alpha Member

    that for them.......'Murica!

    its trickle out effect isnt good for anyone else either. poop
  4. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    Should be an interesting story to watch...the French can get a little emotional.

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  5. Danr

    Danr Numismatist

    I would say that they are no longer a free society. Bunch of surrender monkeys
  6. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector

    Hmm, "Bullion Investing" tends to get political relatively often anyway, and French-bashing may well be popular in the US, but this is going a little far. Try keeping your comments on-topic please. Merci de votre compréhension. :)

  7. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Unwell Unknown Unmembered Supporter

    French bashing has largely fallen out of favour with the change of executives in the US government. There are still some holdouts as seen above, but they are largely drowned out by the majority. French fries or freedom fries?:yes:
  8. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    Freedom Fries, for moi
  9. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Shoot, I was going to wisecrack "send it UPS or FDX" but those two companies have stopped accepting those forms for shipping within France. And the fact that no formal announcement (along with no coverage in the media) was made by the French government is a tad disturbing.

    But the French do enjoy our American 'Jazz' so they ain't all bad..........:)
  10. rickmp

    rickmp Frequently flatulent.

    And they revere Jerry Lewis as a god.
  11. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    Call me crazy, but I love the French. LaFayette we salute you!

    I know the history, and know why we have some current tensions, but don't understand the animosity. Yes, they are cocky and condescending, basically they sound like Americans. :(

    Regarding the story, I wonder how the French mint sells any products now? Seems pretty weird. I understand the whole background of prohibiting ownership of gold, infringement of rights, etc, I guess I am too much a collector and worried about French coin collectors.
  12. Dave M

    Dave M Francophiliac

    Maybe I'm interpreting this wrong, but looking at the underlying intent of the regulation, I read it as shipments of either bullion or of cash payments. I would expect that collectibles are excluded.

    I just made a rather large purchase from a dealer in France. I sure hope I don't get caught up in this issue. My biggest fear is that La Poste may now have an easy out for a claim against a lost package.

  13. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector

    Hmm, here in Germany your UPS :) has not even "stopped" offering such a service (sending coins from DE or within DE, that is) - they have never offered it, and explicitly say in their terms that you cannot use UPS for mailing such valuables. Fortunately DHL/Deutsche Post does, provided the customer uses Value Mail.

    No formal announcement? Well, the change was certainly not announced way ahead of time. No coverage in the media? Not quite right, but I suppose that Prism is more heavily debated these days than Freedom Fries. And yes, some dealers are annoyed to put it mildly. Then again, how to react? "Nous n'appliquerons pas cette loi" - ie. we will basically ignore it. :D

  14. Danr

    Danr Numismatist

    now THAT is weird
  15. Blaubart

    Blaubart Melt Value = 4.50

    I think that is the key for most shipping company and insurance policies. They could care less if you send cash or bullion, but don't come crying to them if it doesn't make it to its destination. Why would they care? It's not hazardous and you can't file a claim for it, so it's all reward no risk.

    The law on the other hand is different than the policies of private companies. I don't mind violating policies, but I don't want Johnny Law knocking on my door.
  16. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    That has always been in their tariff but certain shippers seem to get around it. There was a time when they even delivered (on a regular basis) coins from the US mint. Now it's only next day air that they use for high value items. For them (UPS) to stop accepting these types of shipments means that they got wind of something months ago........
  17. Revi

    Revi Mildly numismatic

    C'est dommage! I love French coins. I just got this one:
  18. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    Edith Piaf wasn't too shabby, either...


    No, nothing at all
    No I regret nothing
    Not the good things people have done for me
    Nor the bad, it's all the same for me

    No, nothing at all
    No I regret nothing
    It's paid for, wiped away, forgotten
    I don't care about the past

    With all my memories
    I lit up the fire
    My troubles, my pleasures
    I don't need them anymore

    Broomed away my love stories
    And their troubles
    Broomed away for good
    I'll start again from zero

    No, nothing at all
    No I regret nothing
    Not the good things people have done for me
    Nor the bad, it's all the same for me

    No, nothing at all
    No, I regret nothing
    Because my life, my joys
    Today they begin with you
  19. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    I've always been fond of the French Rooster coins...

  20. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    I don't know how we can discuss the French without referencing this cinematographic masterpiece...

  21. Copper Head

    Copper Head Active Member

    I draw the line at mayonaisse on fries.
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