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Tip: how to send coins by mail

Post by pinguino79 » Sun Mar 31, 2002 5:05 pm

Hi guys!
In the Euro coins collection thread there was a discussion about that.
The problem: some postmen can steal the letters if they are aware they contain coins.
I did a swap with user micro (thanks micro :) ) and we found a good method.
Here's the technique: take a piece of paper, and attach to it the coins using an adhesive tape; then you fold the paper again to "protect" the coins. My package was a bit messed up, but shaking it you couldn't imagine there were coins :)
Micro instead did a perfect package :)
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Post by smh » Mon Apr 01, 2002 11:41 pm

Please, NEVER put the tape directely on the coins. I had a hard time removing tape from some coins. Better wrap the coins in paper or plastic and use the tape to make sure the coins can not move.

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Post by micro » Tue Apr 02, 2002 12:12 am

pinguino79 wrote:My package was a bit messed up, but shaking it you couldn't imagine there were coins :)
The envelope you used with air-filled plastic blisters inside was just perfect :)
smh wrote:Please, NEVER put the tape directely on the coins. I had a hard time removing tape from some coins. Better wrap the coins in paper or plastic and use the tape to make sure the coins can not move.
Depends if you use quality tape or cheap tape. If you use cheap tape there may be remainders, otherwise not. (But if you want to be sure you can wrap each coin separately and then attach it with the tape.)

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Post by smh » Tue Apr 02, 2002 8:06 pm

Mail between different countries can take a while (up to two weeks) to arrive. After such a long time it can be hard to remove the glue, even after you use "good" tape. So i still would like to say: First pack the coins seperately (not together because of scratches) and then tape them to make sure they won't move.

I prefer to use the air filed plastick blister enveloppes, but also have seen people pack the coins in cotton and then taping them.

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Post by pinguino79 » Tue Apr 02, 2002 9:11 pm

here are some statistics: the package I sent to micro took three days; the same took the package micro sent me. But Germany and Italy are pretty close, I don't know the delivery between Italy and, for example, Finland. And note that we both used the "fast delivery" option.
The idea of cotton is pretty good; I'll keep it in mind for next package :)
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Post by micro » Wed Apr 03, 2002 1:50 am

Our packages took only two working days, Nicola :)
I think you forgot (I have to look that up in my dict...) "Good Friday". That's a public holiday at least in Germany.

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Post by smh » Wed Apr 03, 2002 10:03 am

Yes i agree that most of the time it can be pretty fast. I had greek coins in 3 days or so, but i also remember that postcards from greece took more then 2 weeks to arrive (on several occasions).

Also it took 2 days for me to recieve coins from Germany, but it took that German guy a week to recieve mine.

But outside Europe it usually takes longer.

But the point of this toppic was how to pack coins, and just to make sure (how do you know if you have "good" tape) just don't put the tape directely on the coins but wrap them in paper or cotton first.

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Post by pinguino79 » Wed Apr 03, 2002 12:23 pm

micro wrote: I think you forgot (I have to look that up in my dict...) "Good Friday". That's a public holiday at least in Germany.
No, not here. I don't know if it's the same there in Germany, but the public holiday is after Easter; officially it's called "Lunedì dell'angelo" (Angel Monday) but among people it's called Pasquetta (Little Easter).
Sorry guys, we got totally OT :oops:
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Post by Tiger » Fri Jun 07, 2002 6:35 pm

I recieved a set of Finnish coins today.
(Finland -> Belgium)
They were posted Wednesday afternoon (15h37 to be correct).
This morning around 8h the mailman gave me the letter...

I also sent a set of Belgian coins to Finland, but I don't know if they did arrive yet... They didn't anser yet.

The package I recieved from Donald, took some more time.
(Germany -> Belgium)
He posted it on friday, and I got it on monday.
But that's probabely because there was a weekend inbetween.
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Post by Evert » Fri Jun 07, 2002 11:26 pm

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Post by bhoeyb » Sat Jun 08, 2002 1:12 pm

I put coins in aluminium foil (cheap and easy) and stick them with tape to a double cardboard in an envelope. An easy and save way to send coins. It's not possible to see the coins in the envelope.

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