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Hey guys,

I'm starting to get a nice little stack going now and my current method of storing silver is no longer sufficient.

I've been using this: http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6990774

I originally bought it as a jewellery box but after putting the stuff I intended it for in I still had some space in it.

Each of the Cufflink sections can fit 5 capped coins or 6/7 uncapped Eagles, 8 at a squeeze but I didn't want to damage the box or get my coins stuck.

I'm feeling like it's getting close to the time that I should start to consider a larger, more secure option.

What do you recommend?

I've seen some of the safe threads but I'm not really sure what I'm look at in them.

Thanks guys.

 

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I've had a similar issue with the drawer I started putting my bits in. Now a bit full and some of the antique silver is relegated to a tube

To clarify I mean a shallow felt lined drawer in a dressing table that I was creating an impromptu display of, not like a dresser drawer crammed with coins

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Clarification

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That's a nice case. I'd get one myself if I had any nice coins I wanted to display.

I'm looking for something to secure my stack and other valuables in though.

Thinking a safe is what I need.

Not sure where to even start looking for that though.

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I did check with my insures company

WE have 7 different grades on safes

I aiming for a grade 5, it allows me to have ~125k £ silver in it

In cash it will only be half of it

https://esafe.se/sortiment/vardeskap-med-brandskydd/vardeskap-med-brandskydd-grade-v-upp-till-550-tkr/trident-v-310-ex-2/

The weight is 1075Kg and the space inside is a tad over 300L

EN 1143-1.  is the European standard

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Talking of safes, I recommend everyone do a magnet test before buying. A lot of manufacturers  cheap out on certain components and use solenoids to retract the bars and open the doors which are magnetic. Get a strong magnet, put it in a sock (so you can remove it again!) and put it on the front of the door as demonstrated here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3p5KUNfDG0 . If you can open the door, your safe, the standards and security ratings that may come with it are worthless.

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22 hours ago, jonrms said:

I started off using https://www.safe.co.uk/Categories/ammo-safes/1.html

I wont say which one because I still use a Ammo safe for smalls.

But I also have larger Firearms Safes at my house IE 3 of these.  https://www.safe.co.uk/products/9-gun-vault.html

But good luck getting in..... LOL.... I Cant go into details...….

Some of those little safes look cool.

Hard to tell from the pictures what one has the space I would want though.

Those gun safes are cool. Wish I had something I could use them for.

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Before I started collecting Gold/Silver I was into Air rifles, as part of having them I was advised at the time to have a separate locking area so the rifles and ammo are kept apart. Not really into shooting anymore but use this to store all PM's as well as Passports etc. Its bolted to the floor and wall. Cheaper than alot of safes but with a lot of room (assuming you dont keep rifles/shotguns in there)

This is similar to mine

https://www.safesecurityservices.co.uk/gb46dlt-rifle-cabinet-with-locking-p-1720.html

 

Thanks

 

DK

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Putting some of the safe names into YouTube gives some hilarious results of people cracking them with ease.

To be fair most of the safes are a means of privacy in your own home rather than actual security.

You get what you pay for I guess.

I take it the Certified and Eurograde ones are the way to go?

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6 minutes ago, NRSovereign said:

Safe’s are designed to slow down the theft process not to 100 percents stop them from ever getting in, the more you pay for a safe the more time you have before it’s opened 

Exactly.  More important than a safe is adequate insurance.  The home insurance I have covers my modest stack and doesn’t even require me to have a safe (although I do have an equally modest safe through choice).

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On 14/08/2018 at 10:37, Goldhooked said:

Exactly.  More important than a safe is adequate insurance.  The home insurance I have covers my modest stack and doesn’t even require me to have a safe (although I do have an equally modest safe through choice).

My natwest contents insurance for renters covers me for items in a bank safety deposit box but not for PMs in my home. 

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8 minutes ago, Blockhead said:

My natwest contents insurance for renters covers me for items in a bank safety deposit box but not for PMs in my home. 

There are so many different policies out there.  Should be something to suit all scenarios.

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On ‎13‎/‎08‎/‎2018 at 01:26, knighthawk said:

Putting some of the safe names into YouTube gives some hilarious results of people cracking them with ease.

To be fair most of the safes are a means of privacy in your own home rather than actual security.

You get what you pay for I guess.

I take it the Certified and Eurograde ones are the way to go?

There is no safe that is 100% secured. With time, any safe can be broken into. They are just meant to stall or make it more troubling for the people cracking into it.

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