Nervous about transporting gold / silver internationally by plane.

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  1. bron.suchecki

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    I tried to get my wife taken off a plane because of her sharp tongue.
     
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    Never had problems with me 5kg silver bar strapped between me legs.... walk abit awkward, but got lots of compliments from stewardess
     
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    You didn't mistake it for a smuggler's bar per chance?
     
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    Never any issues with security like this chap had?

     
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    I have often paid to double my hand luggage to 14kg to transport metal nationally. A bit of interest but no problems. I always ask that they check me out in a private room to avoid onlookers knowing my business.
     
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    Just hide the coins inside a bomb and they will never find them.
    I carry mine next to my gun! Jk hehe!
     
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    That lady cop, she's a stunner.... she can stop me anytime, any place... or her place that is.
     
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    Just budgy smuggler
     
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    When I fly with coins I always take them out of my carry on bag and put them in the tray as they will get picked up by the metal detector. A tube of silver coins usually only gets glanced at just to make sure it is actually coins.

    I just flew with a 10 oz QB Unicorn, and about 10 other 1 oz and 2 oz coins. Got a security officer who was also a coin collector and he spotted and admired the Unicorn. He picked it up and remarked how good it looked in 10 oz as he only had it in 2 oz. He did ask me if they were all silver, which they were, but he seemed like he wanted to check them all to see if some where something else, maybe gold? He even rummaged around in my Euro fiat coins that I had dumped into the same tray. He asked me how much I paid for the Unicorn, specifically wanted to know if it was over 200 Euros. I was flying out Germany. I honestly could not remember exactly how much I paid for it and told him that and he just waved me through.
     
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    I recently flew from South Africa to Australia with two hand luggage of various coins, notes etc. Got asked to open the bags when I left south africa, they had a quick look and let me through. Nothing on arrival here.
     
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    I don't trust that any question by someone in uniform, however casual, is innocent. If pushed into chit chat it's friendly lies all the way.
     
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    So,is there any limit how many ounces of gold can you bring legally with you to Australia ,or this on discretion of the officers?
     
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    Generally I agree with you. I was going from one EU country to another, they have freedom of movement of people and goods between them (quite incredible actually when viewed from our part of the world), so there is no border control, customs clearance, or anything like that. And he was a security officer on the x-ray machine. But it was a weirdly specific question. Maybe he wanted one and that was his budget? Who knows.
     
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    From Customs website:

    Travelling to and from Australia with money

    Travellers can carry an unlimited amount of money into and out of Australia. However you must declare cash in Australian and foreign currency if the combined value is A$10,000 or more, and you must declare non-cash forms of money when asked by an Australian Border Force or police officer.

    Carrying money across borders is a common money laundering technique. Declaring physical currency or bearer negotiable instruments (BNIs) when you travel is a legal requirement.
     
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