Following excellent advice here, I've been in touch with Heritage staff. Lot of back and forth about how to address issue of valuing and inventorying a portion of coins to be kept for one inheritor who wants coins, ensuring fair share, and then selling the rest. They've been wonderfully patient with me and kind, though can't say entirely efficient or clear in their communication. For example, when I asked early on about shipping process, and how I would be able for insurance purposes to inventory the contents of each box and its value, I was told, no worries, we'll handle all of that and make it easy for you. So I didn't worry about it. Now we're talking shipping. To ship the coins, of course an inventory is needed in each box and each box can't exceed some value. So, in order to do that we would need to hire someone to do an inventory and appraisal. That's why, in part, I planned to hire Heritage. One stop shop, so to speak. I'm caught in a catch 22. The staff I've worked with (several) know that I don't have a detailed inventory and valuation and yet, they are not following through on their early enthusiasm for making it easy for me. I know others have gone through this, advising me to send them off to Heritage (or other action house) and saying, no, no, no you don't need to inventory a thing. So, how does one navigate this? Another option given by Heritage is for us to hire an armored vehicle, but without knowing the weight of the coins (for cost estimate) and the total value of coins (for relative cost of shipping vs the value of coins), impossible to judge this option. Also, still would need inventory, no?? heritage staff made it sounds like that would avoid the issues with mailing. It's sounding like we need to hire a local enough numismatist to appraise and inventory the coins. Oy. I'm stuck. Would sure appreciate your thoughts.