Shipping Coins and Stamps Internationally by Courier

How to send coins and stamps by courier | Safest delivery options

Are you wondering if you can send coins in the mail or by courier? Collectable coins and albums with valuable stamps are very popular among shippers, even though it is an item often considered restricted by most courier companies. Get professional assistance when attempting to deliver coins or stamps by courier and follow our experts’ recommendations on how to wrap and pack them properly.

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*Please have in mind that some courier companies may include coins and stamps in the list of prohibited items. For any clarifications, please contact our team of specialists via chat.


How to safely send collectable coins by courier

Depending on the size and time sensitivity of your shipment, Eurosender offers several options to choose from.

How to wrap a single coin for shipping?

If you are interested in sending a single coin by courier that is not of great value, you should first make sure the coin is properly protected.

  • Before shipping, wrap the coin with paper or cling film.
  • Put it in a padded envelope or a small box filled with cushioning materials.
  • Seal the package and label it if needed.

Package multiple coins for international delivery

Follow these guidelines when mailing multiple coins together:

  • Before sending coins via courier, you should sort them out in piles based on their face value.
  • Tightly wrap the coins with paper, and secure them with adhesive tape.
  • Put the wrapped coins inside the box, and add cushioning materials.
  • Seal the box and label it if needed.


How to pack a postage stamps collection album for shipping?

As stamp collections are usually stored in special stockbooks or stamp albums, we have prepared packaging tips for shipping a postage stamps album in a box:

  1. To protect your stamp collection from humidity, put your stamp album in the Ziploc bag.
  2. Bubble wrap the album or book with stamps.
  3. Place the album in a shipping box.
  1. Add cushioning materials such as wrapped paper or packaging peanuts.
  2. Make sure the album with stamps is not moving inside the box.
  3. Seal the box with adhesive tape.


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Most frequently asked questions when shipping coins and stamps abroad

Can I ship coins with every courier company?
It is important to note that not all courier companies will ship coins internationally. For example, DHL, TNT and UPS will not ship packages that contain coins within the content. Each courier has specific rules and requirements for different shipments and services, so we recommend checking this further with the designated courier for your route. When booking Express or Regular plus shipping services, please make sure not to include these items as the courier will refuse to collect the parcel. If you need further assistance, you can reach us by chat, phone or email before shipping to discuss your options further.
Is it legal to mail coins or send them by courier service?
Most courier companies and Post offices include coins, as well as collectable coins in the list of restricted items to ship. However, many people still decide to send them on a daily basis at their own risk. When opting for mailing coins with national post offices or shipping them by courier, make sure they are properly packed and protected as insurance won’t be valid. Moreover, in case your wish to send the coins between different economic spaces where customs apply, be aware that your package may be inspected and duties may apply.
What service should I choose for shipping just one stamp?

If you are shipping a stamp as it is without any commercial value and without special coverage and outside of the album, you can book the envelope service. It is the fastest option for sending postage stamps internationally. Depending on the selected route and time of booking, the delivery can take 24-72h. You can contact our managers if you need a same-day collection.

What will happen if I send coins abroad by courier?

Many would try and send the coins inside the package, among other personal belongings, such as clothes. As the EU is a trade free zone, there is a chance the item will not be discovered inside the package, and your shipment may arrive safely to its destination. However, when shipping outside of the EU, the box must go through customs; thus, scanners. The customs officers may discover the coins and confiscate the shipment. Bear in mind that if you do decide to send collectable coins by courier, you are doing it solely at your responsibility.

How to describe my coin package when shipping abroad?

If the coins you are shipping are only for collectable purposes, you can describe your package as containing numismatic collectables.

Does insurance apply when I am shipping coins or stamps abroad?

Unfortunately, as coins and valuable stamps are included in the list of restricted and prohibited items of most courier companies, insurance is not applicable in case of damage or loss. Therefore, we strongly suggest paying extra attention when packing coins for shipping overseas and to always opt for traceable shipping services.

Can I track my international coin delivery with Eurosender?
For every shipment booked through our platform, there is a designated and unique tracking number. You can track all of your shipments booked with Eurosender with our tracking tool.
Can I ship gold coins overseas?
In case you are interested in sending gold coins overseas through Eurosender, you would have to talk to our sales representatives, as such shipments need some special agreements.

Take into consideration these guidelines when shipping coins and stamps domestically and internationally. Nevertheless, please consider that following them does not guarantee that the courier company will transport your package without restriction. In case you decide to ship stamps or coins abroad by courier, Eurosender will not be held responsible for any damages caused by the transportation of your shipment.