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 Posted 01/20/2021  09:40 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add qaman to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Just inherited coins they are in Florida and I need to ship to Ohio. Looks to be 4 3 rings binders with coins in 2 x 2's, loose foreign about 20 lbs. and approx. 20 lbs. of US mainly silver. Short of driving there what would be the best and safest way to ship these.
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 Posted 01/20/2021  09:56 am  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would have them packaged well in a box and shipped USPS insured. It might cost you quite a sum but it'd be worth the peace of mind.

Edit: Tell them it's your mineral collection.
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Thanks! I like the mineral collection aspect.
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 Posted 01/20/2021  10:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add davef to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
With the way USPS is currently I'd also suggest considering buying enough insurance. If you would have a claim the rock collection may not be a good idea.
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 Posted 01/20/2021  11:13 am  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's true Davef. Good thinking. I hadn't thought of that.

Edit: That being said let's go full 180. Have whoever is shipping them to you take pictures of everything and like Davef said be sure to insure appropriately.
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 Posted 01/20/2021  11:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Stagecoach and shotgun might be cheaper .
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 Posted 01/20/2021  11:39 am  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Stagecoach and shotgun might be cheaper.


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 Posted 01/20/2021  11:39 am  Show Profile   Check Pacificoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Pacificoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Pretty easy stuff , reduce the size by tossing the binders ,
Roll all the coins up , purchase USPS Priority box of
appropriate size . Tape up your secure package .
Find a post office , buy insurance with signature .
Then mail ....not rocket science!
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 Posted 01/20/2021  12:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add looped to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
well, actually, registered mail is the ONLY insurance you can get for coins, bullion, and money in general---regular insurance does NOT cover coins, bullion, etc---
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here's the other part of that reply of telling them it is your rock collection...if it does get lost you will have to supply PROOF OF VALUE so if you tell them something which is not true then you will NOT be able to file a claim if it does get lost---trust me, I know those regulations well!!
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well, actually, registered mail is the ONLY insurance you can get for coins, bullion, and money in general---regular insurance does NOT cover coins, bullion, etc---

You have to ship Registered for coverage on bullion or common spending cash, but collectible coins are covered by regular insurance.
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 Posted 01/20/2021  6:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Hunter611 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Have them shipped in a Priority flat rate large box (up to 70 lbs), tape the box sufficiently with clear shipping tape and then tape all seams with brown shipping tape. Send via usps registered mail/insured. Will be there in several days. Cost = flat rate priority plus registered plus insurance. No biggie. I just sent a box out this way.
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 Posted 01/21/2021  1:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add qaman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks All!!
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Hunter611 is spot on!
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yikes I still can't read replies
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Would be advantageous to have a good sense for coin condition. If any are rather $$$$$$$$, lumping a bulky lot in a box may increase risk of damage--pack accordingly. May want to break the shipment into two boxes--20lbs is a lot of weight when sharing a confined space with 2x2s. If none of the coins are irreplaceable, no sweat.
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