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Offline Victor

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coin broken in transit
« on: August 14, 2017, 07:58:01 PM »
I just received this coin that was broken during shipping. This is a good example of why you should at least use cardboard mailers ( I use Safe-T-Mailers ) when shipping ancient coins. I can't say it would not have broken if mailed in a cardboard mailer; but it would have had a better chance. It was mailed in a flip inside thin cardboard in a regular envelope. One problem, is that letters are sorted using machines, which can do this kind of damage to fragile items. That is why I use padded mailers that are non-machineable, meaning they are sorted by hand. The coin is nothing special and did not cost much, but I still hate to get broken coins.

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Re: coin broken in transit
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2017, 09:55:45 PM »
Sorry for the broken coin.  Years ago I dropped a Tiberius silver denarius on my kitchen tile floor.  It chipped.  On the inside I could see it had some crystallization which I assume made it more brittle.  That was a loss of about hundred-fifty bucks in value. :-\  At least is was only F condition and not EF.
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