Sending money & jewellery in the UK
Follow our advice to make sure your item arrives safely
If you’re sending money in the post, here’s how to make sure it arrives safely:
If you need to send money or jewellery, we strongly recommend you use Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed™ as this will enable you to claim compensation in the unlikely event of loss or damage.
Money should be packaged securely and should not be visible from the outside. Do not indicate anywhere on the packaging that money is enclosed.
Coins should never be sent in envelopes - our automated sorting machinery may damage envelopes containing coins, which can lead to delay in delivery and increase the likelihood of the contents being lost.
The Royal Mail definition of money includes:
• coins & Bank notes of any currency which are legal tender at the time of posting;
• postal orders, cheques and dividend warrants uncrossed and payable to bearer;
• unused postage and revenue stamps and National Insurance stamps; Exchequer bills, bills of exchange, promissory notes and credit notes; Bonds, bond coupons and any other investment certificates; and
• coupons, vouchers, tokens, cards, stamps and other documents which can be exchanged in whole or in part for money, goods or services.
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