Shipping Coins via FEDEX - which is the best way to describe them?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Eduard, Aug 5, 2020.

  1. Eduard

    Eduard Supporter**

    Hello everybody,
    I will probably need to ship a few coins international via FEDEX. Which is the best way to describe a collector coin in the documentation? I can think of 'Collectable Coin' or just 'Collectible'.

    What is appropriate (to minimise the chance of loss/theft), and at the same time compliant with customs regulations?

    Thanks for any suggestions!
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  3. gxseries

    gxseries Coin Collector

    Collectable medal / token. Have not been a problem at all.
  4. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    Numismatic item. Really the minimizing theft/loss is just making sure it has tracking. If the coin is an ancient there are A LOT more regulations about what is legal to ship out of a country
  5. Eduard

    Eduard Supporter**

    Thank you very much, guys. This is very useful to me!
  6. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    Frank Robinson, a pretty legendary dealer to many in the ancient and world coin sections, used to label his shipments "metal stampings". Its true, and who wants to steal those?
  7. techwriter

    techwriter Supporter! Supporter

    I used to get them from a dealer who marked the package "oval and round metal discs" Always made me smile.
  8. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

    I dealt with a company years ago that sent coins as "machine parts" by registered mail.
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  9. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted

    Some dealers I regularly buy from try to avoid terms such as “coin” or “medal”. Usually they list a “numismatic item” or “token” on the CN22 form.
  10. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    I think the bigger worry for any of his shipments would be if he's breaking any export laws if he's shipping ancient coins since his profile says he's in Europe
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