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
Right now I have tubes of SAE's and I'm building to a particular number (no rhyme or reason) of 90% coins (halves, quarters and dimes only) and also getting rounds and 1 oz and 5 oz bars from known processors.
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