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UK Authorities post helpful advice for export of coins

Individuals wishing to export ancient coins from Britain or import from Britain may find online advice useful

May 29, 2009

Ancient coin collectors may occasionally find themselves poorly or incompletely informed regarding laws in Britain as they pertain to the export of ancient coins. The Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) website publishes a nice summary of "advice for people buying archaeological artifacts from the UK:"

UK authorities also have issued the following guidance for the export of cultural goods, including numismatic items:

While the export laws of Britain do not have jurisdiction within the United States, the ACCG encourages members of the collecting community and trade to respect the cultural property laws of Britain as being fair minded and reasonable in contrast to the rigid retentionist laws of some countries.


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