Shipping from AU to USA

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    Hi,

    What is the best way to get coins from AU to USA. I have a few coins to send to USA, is FEDEX the best and safe option ?

    Anyone traveling from Sydney to Dallas and can carry few coins ? Thanks for the suggestions
     
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    I always use Auspost... Fedex might be cheaper though.
     
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    Airport. International express. 5-7 day arrival. I live in US and use it all the time from AU.
     
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    Auspost*****
     
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    Thanks and what should be declared ? Bullion / numismatic ? and is there customs duty ?
     
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    Surprisingly never had an issue with sending any metal internationally with AusPost. Sent and received many kilo coins, bars and rounds and all delivered safe and sound.

    For declaration an old stacker trick is to put it down as ‘metal sample’ for $100. Has worked every time for me.

    What coins are you sending? May be some GST/tax implications somewhere along the line.
     
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    Thanks for the replay, I have a few Panda coins, all 1oz coins, maybe either send them or take a flight but hope the customs at US airport don't create an issue

     
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    And do you choose Austpost international express ?

     
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    i can do 40$aud ems 1kg to usa

    each additional kilo 20$ only
    around 5-10days arrive

    i signed contract with post office thats why cheap,
    post office register 500g to usa already 23.72 ,im the best

    whatever 2000$ or 10000$ i always declare 100-200$
    never got pro
    never buy insurance waste money
    if no original invoice to proof how much u pay before, u cant get the claim money
    and easy to steal cos everyone can see how much value for that,too risk

    my buyers 99% from usa and europe,
    only 0.5% from australia
     
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    ^ * never buy insurance waste money
     
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    buy insurance buyers not happy must pay high tax
     
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    alor Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    that is not all, one have to collect and waste time there at the custom office and get your details put on the record too.
     
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    for me never buy
    i know others a l w ays buy

    depends on who

    every month i ship around 500parcels incl my oversea shops,all never buy ,
    unless buyer must let me buy ,but u know paypal protect buyers so insurance is waste money,
    in fact some expensive items i want to buy but many reasons i give up
     
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    Thanks all for the reply and discussion
     

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