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I think I remember reading some discussions on this forum about how foreign collectors cannot bid on coins at Polish auctions because Poland does not allow them to be exported. Yet, I see eBay listings like this:

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/2-kopecks-1889-NGC-gra...c#ht_500wt_1154

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/1-Penni-1895-NGC-grade...=item27b2f32491

 

Was I mistaken?

 

Description says that seller will ship worldwide. Can anybody shed some light on Polish law as it applies to export of coins?

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As far as I know, there are no restrictions for exporting coins from Poland, especially foreign coins. I believe Russia may be the only country to have such restrictions on historic and valuable items, but even with these restrictions, there are apparently ways of circumventing regulations.

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As far as I (!) know, there are no restrictions for exporting coins from Poland, especially foreign coins. I (!) believe Russia may be the only country to have such restrictions on historic and valuable items, but even with these restrictions, there are apparently ways of circumventing regulations :ninja: .

"some discussions on this forum about how foreign collectors cannot bid on coins at Polish auctions because Poland does not allow them to be exported" ;)

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As far as I know, there are no restrictions for exporting coins from Poland, especially foreign coins. I believe Russia may be the only country to have such restrictions on historic and valuable items...

 

Unfortunately not true. There are heavy restrictions from Poland. You have to get a permit from some Ministry or other; auction houses I've talked to are very serious about this.

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Yes, exporting old coins from Poland is illegal. However, coins can be sold to foreigners, but it is their problem how to export the coin(s) (which in any case will be an illegal action).

:ninja:

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it is a second time this question has been discussed :ninja:

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Unfortunately not true. There are heavy restrictions from Poland. You have to get a permit from some Ministry or other; auction houses I've talked to are very serious about this.

 

Sorry about that. ;)

 

The information I had was given to me by some Polish friends who have brought back Russian coins from Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia. From what I was told, the only thing needed was proof of purchase.

I never asked them about Polish coins. ;)

 

Either the information was wrong, or I misunderstood. :ninja:

 

Thank you, Steve, for the correction.

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I am from Poland.

 

Soon I ansver for this question.

 

I have good news ;)

looking forward :ninja:

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Sorry about that. ;)

 

The information I had was given to me by some Polish friends who have brought back Russian coins from Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia. From what I was told, the only thing needed was proof of purchase.

I never asked them about Polish coins. ;)

 

Either the information was wrong, or I misunderstood. :ninja:

 

Thank you, Steve, for the correction.

 

;)

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Until recently it was prohibited to export coins older than 55 years

from Poland. You had to have the consent of the Minister of Culture.

 

However, at the beginning of this month a regulation was enacted that it

is allowed to export each coin.

 

This is 100% true and confirmed information.

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Until recently it was prohibited to export coins older than 55 years

from Poland. You had to have the consent of the Minister of Culture.

 

However, at the beginning of this month a regulation was enacted that it

is allowed to export each coin.

 

This is 100% true and confirmed information.

 

Thanks. Do you have any website link /news to confirm this?

I'm checking this information with my contacts at the major auction houses in Poland.

I hope you're right!

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Until recently it was prohibited to export coins older than 55 years

from Poland. You had to have the consent of the Minister of Culture.

 

However, at the beginning of this month a regulation was enacted that it

is allowed to export each coin.

 

This is 100% true and confirmed information.

 

I hope this is true as back in May, after winning some lots in an auction in Poland I had to have them sent here from Germany.

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Like I said - its true :ninja: maby som people in Poland dont know about it ;)

 

This its polish goverment web

 

 

http://dziennikustaw.gov.pl/

 

Government Law number 75 in 2010 year. pozition 474

 

 

Here its full text this Law:

 

http://www.infor.pl/dziennik-ustaw,rok,201...ami-oraz-o.html

 

 

 

 

In English - When You buy in Poland coin for price <16 000 zlotych (its 5000$) - no problem to send You

When You buy coin for 5100$ - You hav a problem ;)

This Law working from 05 June 2010

 

 

 

 

This its copied text for Your Polish sellers:

 

 

Cytat:

"Art. 51. 1. Jednorazowego pozwolenia na stały wywóz zabytku za granicę wymagają zabytki zaliczane do jednej z następujących kategorii:

(...)

13) kolekcji o znaczeniu historycznym, paleontologicznym, etnograficznym lub numizmatycznym, których wartość jest wyższa niż 16.000 zł;

(...)

 

 

Cytat:

Art. 59. 1. Pozwolenia na wywóz za granicę nie wymagają:

1) zabytki nieobjęte kategoriami wskazanymi w art. 51 ust. 1;

 

 

Źródłó: Dziennik Ustaw z 2010 r. Nr 75 poz. 474

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Like I said - its true :ninja: maby som people in Poland dont know about it ;)

 

This its polish goverment web

 

 

http://dziennikustaw.gov.pl/

 

Government Law number 75 in 2010 year. pozition 474

 

 

Here its full text this Law:

 

http://www.infor.pl/dziennik-ustaw,rok,201...ami-oraz-o.html

 

 

 

 

In English - When You buy in Poland coin for price <16 000 zlotych (its 5000$) - no problem to send You

When You buy coin for 5100$ - You hav a problem ;)

This Law working from 05 June 2010

 

 

 

 

This its copied text for Your Polish sellers:

 

 

Cytat:

"Art. 51. 1. Jednorazowego pozwolenia na stały wywóz zabytku za granicę wymagają zabytki zaliczane do jednej z następujących kategorii:

(...)

13) kolekcji o znaczeniu historycznym, paleontologicznym, etnograficznym lub numizmatycznym, których wartość jest wyższa niż 16.000 zł;

(...)

 

 

Cytat:

Art. 59. 1. Pozwolenia na wywóz za granicę nie wymagają:

1) zabytki nieobjęte kategoriami wskazanymi w art. 51 ust. 1;

 

 

Źródłó: Dziennik Ustaw z 2010 r. Nr 75 poz. 474

I think prices realized in Polish auctions, especially in the $5000 and less range, will soon start moving up.

 

Does this $5000 limit include Buyer's commissions or taxes? Or is it just the hammer price?

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Thank you very much for this new information.

I think this will be very helpful for many collectors.

 

Best,

 

Steve

;)

join thanks :ninja:

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I'm checking this information with my contacts at the major auction houses in Poland.

:

 

One of the large Polish coin auction houses also confirmed this news. All coins priced below 16,000 Zl can be exported without permission.

 

Thanks again

 

Steve

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