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Taking coins through security

I am wondering if I will experience any trouble, bringing bags of coins and relics I have found metal detecting through airport security when traveling through countries? If you have any Idea, please let me know!

If it’s more than a few items, or of significant value - expect to play 20 questions… Some countries are notorious, such as Middle East where antiquity theft and smuggling is rife.

In Papua New Guinea carrying a large amount of coins was a red flag to airport security as they thought it was being used to mask ammunition from the xray.

I’ve got a few kg’s of coins I want to retrieve from my parents attic next time I pop over to the UK for a visit. Was wondering about this myself!

Seafreight would be my suggestion.

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