How To Ship Your Sold Silver Coins


Silver coins, especially rare silver coins, can be very expensive and valuable. When you decide that it is time to sell your coins, make sure that you sell them using a method that will not lead to the coins becoming damaged. Otherwise, a significant amount of money could be on the line and your buyer could be unhappy.

Create A Packing List

Before you ship your package, you will want to create a packing list that will contain your name, order number, and phone number. This will be placed on the inside of the package.

Secure The Coins

The coin should never be shipped loose. It needs to be protected from the elements and must be kept from moving around. At the very least, it should be placed in a sealed plastic bag. Use enough packing so that the silver coin does not move around inside the package. The empty space can be filled with packing peanuts. Make sure to use sturdy packing materials. Do not use newspaper because there is a risk that it might be crushed, increasing the risk that the coin will be damaged. 

After your coin is wrapped in plastic, place it in a small box. Then place this box inside another. Wrap the small box with bubble wrap so that it fits tightly and does not move around inside the larger box. Make sure that the outside of the package is secured with filament tape. Do not use Scotch tape or another unreinforced tape. Then, you will need to cover your package with brown paper tape. If it is not covered with brown paper tape, the post office will not accept it. The brown paper tape is designed to seal your package completely from tampering.

If you are looking to reduce cost, another packing option is to mail the coins in a bubble mailer. This contains bubble wrap on the inside that will protect the coin. However, there is a small risk that the mailer might bend and damage the coin as a result. You can talk with a professional, like Beaverton Coin & Currency, to see how to best transfer your coinage.

Use Registered Mail

The most secured form of shipping is registered mail. Individual packages can be insured for a large amount of money. Also, registered mail is kept separate from regular mail and protected under lock and key.

Include A Tracking Number

Given how valuable some coins can be, never ship without a tracking number. That way, if the package is lost, your customer will not panic as much because you will have a general sense of where it is located.

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