I have just taken hold of my Silver bullion redemption delivered today via UPS to the UK. Tax charge was £134 or so, slightly higher than expected but there or there a bouts. My question is to more experienced bullion purchasers about the condition you would tend to expect of the bullion you purchase. I ask because I am slightly bothered by the quality of the silver bullion I have personally received, they were simply placed in a ziplock plastic bag all jumbled together, no protection and the quality of each individual ounce bar varies a lot, but all of the silver received is either scuffed, slightly degraded or has a some early stage rust in its appearance.
Should I be expected to receive this quality of silver via GoldMoney redemption?
There is certainly no disclaimer at checkout/redemption which states the quality you should expect to receive either way that I could see.
I am perfectly willing to be told that I am being naive and that in redeeming silver the value lies purely in the silver itself regardless of its condition.