I see vids and read articles that this is quite complex, especially for higher amounts.
I’m European, this complicates things more, there is hefty import tax AND 21% on basically everything. Gold is so far VAT exempt, but for how long…?
I was thinking of buying gold/platinum on my next travels. In stead of packing them als coins, putting them in check-in or hand luggage, perhaps it’s best to roll them in toilet paper and just put in your wallet to go through the x-ray machine. 1oz coins would be noticed, but older 3-6g gold coins and half ounce platinums might be indistinquishable from nickle currency?
Also I might bring some Canadian Wildlife back to Canada or USA. Tubes full. Impossible to pull off? Or can that be considered money as it’s got nominal value and is offical mintage from national mints?
Else I may have to resort to simple making a trans-atlantic parcel and declaring whichever to explain any x-ray checks?
I’ve also wondered about that XC Scater I have been thinking of heading home to Scotland if things got really bad here and I would love to take my stash with me but going through customs would be a hassle (to much weight) even for baggage luggage. Maybe that’s the way to go instead of carrying it on the plane and the only thing you would have to worry about is customs when you get to your destination.
I usually take a direct flight to Scotland from the States when I visit and when I get to the customs they always say welcome home and pass me through without checking my bags. Lol
Maybe I should rent a boat and go that way, lol but then again heard to many stories about guys losing their stack and the boat. Lol
" I'm curious if anybody thinks the fact that mint coins have a face value is a benefit when transporting them across borders? (eg: Are you transporting more than $10,000 in currency? Nope, currency value is xxx)
I also find the idea that the mint should defend against counterfeiters since it ... "Reply To: How off the mark am I? Or am I?
" Xizang, that's why I included the word 'circulated.' Every single circulated coin has its own unique wear, while the chinese fakes are new.
I would not trust any graded coin in an NGC, PCGS or other holder - THESE are being faked in china also. At least with a loose coin you can weigh it and... "Reply To: How off the mark am I? Or am I?
" hi KLAMMERN!
Welcome to SD.
Tons of good advice in here, but I'd just add this:
Don't get too caught up in SELLING Silver, as in move a large amount of stack in hopes of buying
more, as the price could jump in the interim. But trading up is a safe deal. It can be done as oth... "Reply To: How off the mark am I? Or am I?
She does deserve it, thats a fact. I have come up with a plan. Ordinarily I wouldnt discuss this, but I think i hit on a good one. A new bathroom vanity has about 3" of space under the interior of the... "Reply To: What the hell do I do with it
" "Which is the better deal? One full ounce of pure silver – or only .77 ounce of silver mixed with copper? Gee, don’t take too long thinking on that one."
I would be suspicious of fake Mint coins and would have more faith in a circu... "Reply To: How off the mark am I? Or am I?
" Use a core drill to make holes in your wooden bedposts. Fill the holes using part of your silver stash, and then put a stained wooden plug in the opening. No burglar would even think of looking there.
And as an added benefit, when you are giving the Missus the nightly pounding she ... "Reply To: What the hell do I do with it
" Why? Are you wanting to pollute our forums by copying and pasting huge blocks of text into them, like you did on the Currency & Silver reference in Captain America: The Winter Soldier thread?
How about instead writing your own thoughts and just posting a link? "Reply To: Welcome To The Silver Forum
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