If you have /any/ serious value of silver, how do you store it? As in, if you have even $10,000 of silver (or 610 ounces or 38+ pounds), where do you store it? It won't fit in a safe deposit box. It's pretty obvious you have something valuable in your home if you have a safe, so it's just saying to the robber "look here." Hiding a safe might be a good idea, but affixing it under floorboards, in a secret wall, or something similar seems cost prohibitive to protect only $10,000 of silver. Not securing it and sticking it a sock drawer in might be too easy to steal, but then again, who stores their socks in the bottom dresser drawer? No one. Everyone stores socks in the top drawer. So, I can't imagine your dresser top drawer would hold 38 pounds of silver. On the other hand, you can very easily store $10,000 worth of gold by putting those 8 ounces or so of gold coins in a safe deposit box.