Most "interesting" coin shipment ever . . . . . .

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  1. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    Well, I thought I have seen it all. Packing in cardboard press and stick, multiple layers of bubble wrap, loose in envelopes, envelopes in boxes, you name it.

    Today I got a shipment in your standard bubble wrap envelope, but when I opened the envelope I found this . . . . .



    So, what's the most "unusual" packaging you've received a coin in?

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  3. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    I don't have a pic of it, but my coin came in a cardboard beluga caviar container with Russian writing on it. Yes weird, but coin was in perfect condition.
  4. CoinJockey73

    CoinJockey73 Well-Known Member Dealer

    That's the important question @ZoidMeister, how's the goods?
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  5. mynamespat

    mynamespat Well-Known Member

    @jwitten , you hath been summoned~!

    I don't want to steal your glory by telling your story. I'm pretty sure you can win this thread.
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  6. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    It arrived in "Mint" condition . . . . @rolleyes.JPG

  7. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    Yes, @jwitten , Do Tell . . . .

    I see - please-tell-me-more.jpg
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  8. Matthew Kruse

    Matthew Kruse Young Numismatist

    I had a letter arrive from a swap here on CT in this. The envelope inside was slit open but (luckily) the coins were still there. If the coins weren't wrapped up in paper, they would've been lost forever :nailbiting:

  9. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    I had a shipment from Russia where they took a paperback book and carved out holes in it to place the coins.
  10. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Shipping in this would keep it in "mint" condition...just sayin'

  11. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Unwell Unknown Unmembered Supporter

    That is what I do, carve a hole in a book and place well packed coins in that hole in the book. A trick I picked up from trading coins with a collector in... Russia. They know the Russian post office and well, the US Post Office cannot always be trusted. My most recent purchases from Russia have been HO scale model house kits for my model train. Even they come cleverly packaged to defeat potential theft.

    One type of item I have never successfully mailed over there though is clothing, sending clothing to relatives there has resulted in disappeared packages the contents of which probably ended up for sale in some flea market or bazaar there.
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  12. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Supporter! Supporter

    All the more reason I hate dealing with my local post office.
  13. Eric the Red

    Eric the Red Supporter! Supporter

    That is hilarious. What state was it shipped from?
  14. sonlarson

    sonlarson World Silver Collector

    The 2009 coins from Belarus were struck in 2008, dated 2009, and first released in 2016. I ordered at set from a source in Belarus shortly after the release. They arrived hidden in a pouch and labeled as a key chain on the import document. Apparently there are laws forbidding the export of coins out of Belarus. I still have the coins and the "key chain". Certainly the most interesting packaging I ever got.

  15. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Unwell Unknown Unmembered Supporter

    India forbids the export of currency - so I have gotten currency from India enclosed in books with a note from the seller that was how they had to send to avoid it being confiscated.
  16. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Really, I just ordered four 2019 Indian coins from India...hope they get here
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  17. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    Nebraska, Lincoln Nebraska . . . . .

    It left me in a State of Confusion . . . .

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  18. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    As it worked out, I am pretty happy the seller sent it as he did. I was concerned about it arriving in one piece.

    What I bought is a German Porcelain "Notgeld" token / medal. Being porcelain, I am happy the seller chose a "case" to ship it in.

    Here is a better photo of the "coin" . . . .

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    There are some "interesting" translations on this piece. Issued in 1922, it falls squarely between WWI and WWII. The front says, "25 Years of Homeland Protection" and Professor Oskar Seyffert's name.

    The reverse bears the inscriptions, "State Museum" and "For Saxon Folk Art."

    Interesting piece.

  19. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    media mail is also dirt cheap cost in any country, they might check to make sure it's media, like a book, but then immediately move on. it's really genius to send stuff between countries cheaply and it not get stolen, however, it's not insured or anything so if it's gone for some reason, it's just gone.
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  20. jwitten

    jwitten Well-Known Member

    I had a coin arrive in a condom box. Worst shipping ever.
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