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Where/How Do You Store Your Collection?

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 Posted 05/22/2020  11:32 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Silver101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Safe deposit box?

At home and in plain sight?

At home and hidden? [if so, safe?]

In a garbage bag under the basement stairs?
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 Posted 05/22/2020  11:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GMS5 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
At Home well hidden for majority of the collection. All the top dollar coins and gold are hidden in a safe.
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 Posted 05/22/2020  11:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DeputyMax to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
About 90% of my collection is stored in 2X2's in 3 ring binders. They are stored at home, sort of semi-hidden. If you were to walk into the room where they are you wouldn't see them, but they're in a place where I can get to them easily without having to go through too much effort.
This works for me since there is virtually always a family member or myself home and I don't worry much about break-ins or someone snooping around.
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 Posted 05/22/2020  11:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ccaps97 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
At first they were all in a bag hidden in the house. With all the free time now I sorted the coins and ordered cardboard 2 x 2s and Air-Tite rings. So now some are home and some are in Safe Deposit Box as I am researching the value of them all. Its been interesting to see, and also unfortunate that I left them all bunched together in a bag for so long.
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 Posted 05/22/2020  2:50 pm  Show Profile   Check Yokozuna's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Yokozuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I really wish I could remember where I put them... *sigh*
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 Posted 05/22/2020  2:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
People collect coins?

Who would have funk it

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All my coins are stored in a safe place.
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 Posted 05/22/2020  5:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I keep all my coins in a baby food jar in a safe deposit box along with my hole fillers .
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 Posted 05/22/2020  11:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinCollector2012 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My nice ones are stored in a safe, while my duplicates and low value coins are stored on a bookshelf.
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 Posted 05/24/2020  09:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I keep all my coins in a washing machine. Who'd look there?
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 Posted 05/24/2020  9:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have it in reach, as I don't have gold I feel its secure in the house, with about 100 stamp albums, mostly binders and pages.

I have seen huge growth in the past year so storage has not kept up with coin accumulation sadly - it is a process that is consistent!

My best coins sit in 3 albums.A GRADE STORAGE

1. New Zealand - everything but Halfcrowns, includes Predecimal, medals and some proof early decimal coins

2. World better coins - All the silver, American dimes etc, Ottoman silver, European coins - better farthings, roubles and most of my good stuff you see on the Way back thread

3. Halfcrowns - I branched this off recently, this album has all my Halfcrowns including UK, New Zealand, South Africa, Boer, Ireland and Rhodesian when I finally get some.

- Sample of A album pages

These are albums with 3 hole clips and the pages are BCW mylars 4 x 5 and each coin is in a mylar flip with a card - these coins are all itemised on my computer too and part of the photos for the way back thread is getting good photos of all the good pieces.

B GRADE STORAGE
Below that there is a 4th album - a cheaper PVC style plastic page (But not PVC though, a cheaper slide in page - for my Cupronickel and copper of UK, Fiji, USA, New Zealand circulation gems and Australian common date sets. Also some large cupronickel crowns.

- 4th album sample page This photo is old and these silver coins are now in the A album, they were there for a few weeks until I bought the A album supplies - sadly we have no reliable coin shops where I am and 90% of my buy ins are postal.


C GRADE STORAGE

Then we have the bagged stuff, one box of plastic bags each for New Zealand (Duplicates and obselete decimal coins - all base metal except a bag of scrap silver - mostly coins in VG - G condition that are only worth melt and I have better examples of already).
British box - All cupronickel and bronze again with modern duplicate coins.
World - this is in an old metal box I paid $8 for in an auction which is lockable, about 70 bags each containing coins of a country. Better pieces have own bags and will be eventually albumised. There is no silver or rare coins in these lots.

- The metal coin box for world fun coins -a lot of my go fish coins are in here.

2 Boxes which contain proof and souvenir sets, unopened, large crown sized coins in plastic cases etc and tins of corroded coins, I may clean.


- A beautiful home for the Proof sets etc.

And my grades are not elitism they stand for

A = Awesome coins
B = Beautiful coins
C = Coineriffic coins!
Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
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 Posted 05/25/2020  12:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Alpha2814 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I keep all my coins in a washing machine. Who'd look there?

We will, now. (And that's why some of us are not answering this question.)
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 Posted 05/26/2020  4:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fredcdobbs to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
In a false bottom of a garbage can.
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 Posted 05/26/2020  9:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add suipakpaikungfu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
In my gun safe, also squirreled everywhere around my house, yard, in-laws.
Also in my shorts. Nobody, including my wife looks there....
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