Is a monster box a good storage option for silver?

Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by myownprivy, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. myownprivy

    myownprivy Well-Known Member

    Who uses monster boxes to store silver in tubes? And if so, what is your preference?
     
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  3. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer Professional Teenager

    I cant afford that much silver :p
     
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  4. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

    I don't believe that the square tubes in the "Monster" boxes are any better than the normal square tubes made specifically for each denomination. Personally, I would rather have the specific size for each denomination so the coins wouldn't just rattle around inside every time I moved the box.

    Chris
     
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  5. myownprivy

    myownprivy Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking more in terms of a solid box in which to store full airtite tubes of 20 1 oz coins in individual airtites. An airtite tube that holds 20 is approximately the size of a government tube that holds 25. Will these fit in a silver Maple or Krugerrand monster box, for instance?
     
  6. Silver Eagle

    Silver Eagle Likes The Feel of Money

    My collection is small so far but I do use a monster box for silver plus other coins.
    I throw in three Silica Gel Packets of 10 Grams Each to be on the safe side.
    (500-Coin_1_oz_Silver American Eagle Box)
     
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  7. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    Not sure why you wish to store in a monster box. Put them in non-reactive tubes and double zip lock bag them with sacrificial roughed up zincolns in the space between the 2 bags and will protect them much better than a monster box. If it is to be a "Bug out" bag, put the zip lock bags in a military type back pack. Monster boxes say steal me. IMO. Jim
     
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  8. NOS

    NOS Former Coin Hoarder

    I'd just as well convert the silver to gold and save space that way if I had enough silver to warrant the use of a monster box to begin with.
     
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  9. Silver Eagle

    Silver Eagle Likes The Feel of Money

    Just a convenient way to store my coins. Keep them all together and in my safe.
     
  10. Mr Roots

    Mr Roots Underneath The Bridge

    I have three, one for rounds, one for bars and one for 90%....Not a fan of the ASE box, I have two from the Royal Canadian Mint and one from Perth.
     
  11. Mr Roots

    Mr Roots Underneath The Bridge

    Here the one I have out right now. 330 ounces of 90%
     

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  12. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    I was going to say Dang wouldn't that be a bit heavy when full?
    So I googled the size....
    Genuine green monster box from the United States Mint. Dimensions are: 14.75" x 8.5" x 4.5". Holds up to 25 tubes for Silver Eagle coins.
    500 ounces / converted 34.286 pounds.
    That would be fun pulling out of a safe.
     
  13. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Heck. A great way to store winter clothing...........
     
  14. Mr Roots

    Mr Roots Underneath The Bridge

    The ASE boxes have an awkward bump down the middle.
     
  15. SilverSurfer415

    SilverSurfer415 Well-Known Member

    I currently use one to hold my 90% silver

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