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 Posted 05/20/2019  11:13 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add CoinCollector2012 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I recently bought my first gun, and I've been storing the gun and ammo in the same safe as my coins. Today, I noticed that some of my modern proof coins are developing a slight gold tone to them, and I was wondering if the gun or ammo could be the cause of this. As a precaution, I've removed the ammo from the safe. The safe itself is in an air conditioned closet, and no gun cleaning chemicals are stored in the safe. Am I doing anything wrong?
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 Posted 05/20/2019  11:33 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's the powder in the ammo. Certin caliburs and different rounds, ie red tip and blue tip vs normal rounds have different chemicals. If you want to tone some coins it's a good way to do it naturally. I have to say I'm quite proud of this thread title, nothin more American then coins and ammo.

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 Posted 05/20/2019  11:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add basebal21 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Today, I noticed that some of my modern proof coins are developing a slight gold tone to them, and I was wondering if the gun or ammo could be the cause of this.


Both can. Remember the gun still has lube and oils in it
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 Posted 05/21/2019  01:33 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Both can. Remember the gun still has lube and oils in it


That was my thinking. Also, depending on the weapon, any plastics (composites) used in it may be prone to off-gassing. I would store gun(s) and ammo separately from coins.
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 Posted 05/21/2019  04:07 am  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Keep your coins in plastic containers, anything safe for food should also be safe for coins, Tupperware makes some good storage boxes. I use them along with a pelican case, all have desiccant packs in them that are recharged every month or so. I don't keep my ammo in the gun safe, beyond whatever loaded magazines I might have, and a few boxes of hydroshock home defense rounds. Ammo is stored in a closet. Never had any issues with the coins.
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 Posted 05/21/2019  07:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I too keep guns and ammo separate from coins. Why take chances on anything that could erode metals.
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 Posted 05/21/2019  07:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinCollector2012 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Unfortunately, I can't store the gun separate, because I only have 1 safe. Should I add some desiccant packs of a dehumidifier?
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 Posted 05/21/2019  09:37 am  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not really going to help. What causes the tonings is the sulfides in the ammo as well as the plastic composites. On the bright side stick a few BU morgans in there for 2 years and bam! Some nice toners!
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 Posted 05/21/2019  10:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Problem solved...




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 Posted 05/21/2019  11:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinCollector2012 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
GrapeCollects,

I sent you a PM
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 Posted 05/21/2019  11:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jafo50 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
In the NY County where I live we are required to store the ammo separately from the pistols which is not a bad practice. I would purchase a lockable case and store your ammo in there. You can put it anywhere in your home and it'll free up space in your safe. You can store your coins inside of Tupperware as suggested above. If your pistol came with a case you can use that also. Since you are a new gun owner 'safety' is always your first concern.

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 Posted 05/21/2019  11:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinCollector2012 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Joe,

Thanks for the advice, but it's actually a rifle. I think that I'm going to try ziplock bags for my albums and a dehumidifier.
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 Posted 05/21/2019  11:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jafo50 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
CoinCollector,

It never crossed my mind that you were talking about a rifle <lol>. We're so paranoid in NY about gun ownership I just assumed it was a pistol. Either way storing the ammo separately in a locked container is a good practice.

Have fun with it.

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 Posted 05/21/2019  3:06 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
CoinCollector no PM Recived. I'll check again.
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 Posted 05/21/2019  4:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add basebal21 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Either way storing the ammo separately in a locked container is a good practice.


That's fine for collectables or hunting rifles, but if its for home defense unless the law requires you to do so that is a very bad strategy. You won't have time to open up two locked things to get your handgun and ammo to load it before they would get to you, especially not under that stress. You'd be better off with a baseball bat if you have to store it like that.
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 Posted 05/21/2019  7:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jafo50 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
basebal21.

Unfortunately, the law in my county has been getting stricter over the years. The ammo has to be kept separate from the guns even if you're traveling. Both the ammo and the guns, even though they are locked and have a trigger guard have to be in separate parts of your vehicle when traveling. I personally have my pistol on my night stand when I go to sleep at night. My safe is shared between my coins and my guns as well as documents from every relative who is too cheap to buy their own safe or lock box <lol>

I've never had an issue with the coins sharing the safe with the guns.
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