+carleenp Posted May 16, 2006 Share Posted May 16, 2006 (edited) Last week I made a trade involving some rarer coins and decided to be safe that I would insure the ones I was shipping. I had insured coins before with no problems. Well, the post office wouldn't let me! They asked me what I was sending and I said collectible hobby coins. Then they asked if they could be purchased, and I said not readily, but yes on Ebay at times. Then they said they couldn't insure anything that couldn't regularly be purchased. Anyone ever run into this? It was new to me! I looked on the USPS site and only found this: Security is key when you’re sending valuables through the mail. Whether you are sending jewelry, antiques or just expensive clothing, getting insurance provides that security. Insure your package only for what its contents are worth; you’re only covered for the actual value at the time and place of mailing. The FAQ on the site didn't have any useful info. I figure if they will insure antiques (hard to regularly buy a match), why not coins? Anyway, I suspect it was just an anomoly, but I wondered if others had run into this. I ended up shipping with just delivery confirmation, and know it arrived, but I was a bit annoyed with the postal service! Edited May 16, 2006 by carleenp Quote Link to comment
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