Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by Alaska stacker, Dec 29, 2017.
Like 'Corgi says..........
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Don't mind me being nosy but how much gold and silver are we talking about?
Read the OP please.
opps! I would just declare it.
That's the first thing that's gonna get you in that 4x4 room with the guys with the whips and the hoses........
If you have receipts, then just declare it. Easy to prove you bought it. If not, shipping Registered is the way to go. PCGS and NGC probably send more than that value in a package weekly, and that's how they do it. Just box it heavily in one of the Priority boxes and use paper packing tape so they can stamp it.
Shipping it is! I think that'll be best, besides like y'all said, Apmex, JM does it all the time. I think I'll ship it to my parents shortly before I leave and let them hold on to it and I'll pick it up on my way to my new place.
Hmm, we have similar laws in the EU - monetary instruments above €10,000 need to be declared, but that's it. You get into trouble if you don't declare a higher amount, but I am sure that, had there been cases of coin (or bullion) collections being temporarily confiscated, I would have read about that. Anyway, if that is a concern, then yes, taking that gold and silver through Canada should be avoided ...
I would carry an amount that's legal without having to declare it. Next I would split the rest in a few boxes and ship them registered mail. That won't be cheap.
The best way is to sell it and buy it back when you get to your new home.
I’d box it up with the rest of your stuff, label it textbooks and let the movers handle it. Just pack it well enough that it doesn’t rattle or jingle.
Can you give them to a family member you trust to send it to you a little at a time? Also, you could store it at a local bank safety deposit box and pickup when you come back?
Good post though. Never thought of how to transport all that metal.
We did an inner passage laska cruise and landed in Canada, went thru the airport in 15 minutes onto a bus and to Alaska.
In flight we had to fill out customs papers declaring things worth over 10k.
One lady asked how that works, her jewlery she was wearing was 25k or better?
The airline person said were not going to be turning the plane around and it will be a NON issue with customs.
I would call customs and ask what you should do as your just driving thru for an hour or so and don't plan to stop while your in Canada.
There is an Air Feight and trucking company that is all over Alaska, green and yellow logo that is a picture of Alaska. I can’t say the name but you know who they are. Use them they will handle it door to door for you. Your shipment of gold and silver is just a drop in there daily bucket. They ship for the Giants in the world. All of Microsoft’s promotional and new roll out, Nintendo’s same and to many more to list. They are very good at high end customer care. A Friend of mine has worked for them in Seattle for 25 years. Google it and give them a call.
Yup, I’ve shipped Forklifts to both Alaska and Hawaii with great results and no forklifts aren’t coins but they are in some ways harder to ship. I just know that my Friend ran the Seattle facility for 20 years before his promotion and after all the years of stories about odd ball shipments he had to make I know they can do it.
Registered Mail. It is insured. There are limits (25K? 50K? can't remember off the top of my head). Use two packages if needed. Pricey, slow, worth it.
I'd hate to be the random inspectee at a border stop with undeclared things of value...especially in the land of 'civil asset forfeiture' as the 'authorities' only think people have sums of money for illegal activities. After all, a 'real American' spends, spends, spends, therefore you are suspicious and no one has to prove otherwise.
That said, when I was doing international PCSing, I had 5 oz in 1/10 gold eagles nicely tucked into one side of my wallet. Looks like change on an x-ray and it was under any declarable amounts. Other stuff went registered. Only one package got stalled, and after an inquiry, was found and began moving again. That was over a 20 year career and at least a hundred registered mail packages.
I’m almost positive it’s 50k but I’m not sure if they have restrictions on what it can be or locations for the extra 25k
I think registered mail will work out for me. Expensive but should be ok. On the way up here it was in a small safe under my back seat. The border agents were more concerned with checking the guns I was hauling and didn't look in the vehicle at all. They checked the serial numbers on the weapons entering Canada, when I was re-entering the US. The agent literally said "Did the Canadians check your guns and inspect you?" When I said yes, they scanned my passport and waived me through.
As much as you don't want to hear this this might be the only choose where you have full control. I would purchase a wooden crate, line it with bubble wrap, newspaper, straw, etc. Bubble wrap all my silver bullion and then seal the crate (using nails or a nail gun is best option) and then rent a u-haul trailer and haul yourself. I know its a long trip; but I did it and I had a heck of a lot more than 300 oz.'s. This way you pretty much all the control regarding your silver. It's either this or mail to a storage unit at your new location little by little. That is if you know or trust someone that already lives at your new hometown. I know both of these ideas may not work for you; but they did for me and I would do it again. It's your choice. Good Luck. Keep us informed on what you plan to do. Thanks and enjoy what remains of your day.
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