So I told my boss (and showed him) about a couple silver 1oz bars I bought with bitcoins. He's curious but mostly neutral on bitcoins. But that's not the point here.
I told him how I plan to one day purchase some gold bars as well, and he thought he read somewhere that owning physical gold bars was not permitted in the US? Does anyone have any info about that? Now obviously I know people are doing it, or places like coinabul wouldn't exist...
But my question is, since it undoubtedly goes through various scanners, is shipping gold something that will have you "marked" and then they start watching you? Or does it depend on the amount? So shipping a couple 1oz bars versus say 100 1oz bars?
Is shipping large quantities of gold (whatever "large" is) something that might get confiscated? Now my boss has me worried to buy anything more than a gram.