Can You Ship Coins Internationally by Courier?

Send coins in the mail or by courier

Find out how to safely ship coins internationally in the mail or by courier. Collectors commonly ship coins overseas, although it is important to check the rules and regulations of individual countries in advance. Follow our guidelines on how to wrap and package coins for shipping abroad. Consult our logistics experts if you need more information on transporting a collection of coins.

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Coins are usually restricted or prohibited items for shipping. Please note that insurance may not apply.


How to safely send collectable coins by courier

Since coins are small items, the best option is to ship them in a small package. This is our best service for parcel delivery:
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*Please bear in mind that some courier companies may include coins in their list of prohibited items. For any clarifications, please contact our team of specialists via chat.


How to wrap a single coin for shipping

Follow these packing instructions if you are shipping a single coin by courier that is not of great value:

  1. Before shipping, wrap the coin with paper or cling film.
  2. Put it in a padded envelope or a small box filled with cushioning materials.
  3. Close and seal the package with adhesive tape. Add the shipping label if required.

Pack multiple coins for international delivery

Follow these instructions when shipping a coin collection overseas:

  1. Before sending coins in the mail or via courier, you should sort them out in piles based on their face value.
  2. Tightly wrap the coins with paper and secure them with adhesive tape.
  3. Put the wrapped coins inside the box and fill the voids with cushioning materials.
  4. Close and seal the package with adhesive tape. Add the shipping label if required.


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FAQ on shipping coins internationally

Can I ship coins overseas 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. 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 the Express or Priority shipping services, please make sure not to include these items as the courier will refuse to collect the parcel. If you need further assistance for coins delivery services, you can reach us by chat, phone or email before shipping to discuss your options.
Can I send coins abroad through the post or by courier?
Even though coins are listed as restricted by most postal services and courier companies, people still frequently send coins in parcels with other personal items at their own risk. When mailing coins with national post offices or shipping them by courier, make sure they are properly packed and protected as they are not covered by any shipping insurance. If you are sending coins between different economic areas (outside the EU), your package will go through customs clearance and you may have to pay additional duty fees in order to have the shipment delivered.
What is the best way to ship coins internationally?
The best way to send coins by courier is through our Standard Service. This option is available to you if you are shipping within the EU. In this case, your parcel will not need to go through customs before delivery.
What is the cheapest way to ship coins via courier?
The cheapest way to send collectable coins by courier is through our Standard Service. You can get a quote by entering the details of your shipment (pick-up and delivery addresses, parcel dimensions and weight, etc.) in our booking tool below.
Can I mail coins in an envelope?
When shipping coins internationally, you can use an envelope as initial packaging. Just make sure you pack the envelope inside an appropriately-sized cardboard box. If you want to send coins in an envelope, you should select the Standard Service when placing your order. The standard form of external packaging for the Standard Service is a cardboard box. Our Document Service is only suitable for paper documents.
How can I transport a large coin collection?
Some collectors decide to transport their coins using specialised armoured courier services, however this option can be very expensive. Eurosender offers you a Van Delivery Service for transporting your coins in a fast and safe manner. You will have an entire vehicle dedicated to your shipment, with direct transport of your coin collection from the pick-up to the delivery address across Europe. This is the most convenient service as it has less packaging and labelling requirements. Get an instant quote in our booking tool below.
How do I describe my coin package when shipping abroad?
If the coins you are shipping abroad are only for collectable purposes, you can describe your package as containing numismatic collectables.

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