Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by myownprivy, Apr 25, 2019.
Who uses monster boxes to store silver in tubes? And if so, what is your preference?
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I cant afford that much silver
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.
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?
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)
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
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.
Just a convenient way to store my coins. Keep them all together and in my safe.
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.
Here the one I have out right now. 330 ounces of 90%
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.
Heck. A great way to store winter clothing...........
The ASE boxes have an awkward bump down the middle.
I currently use one to hold my 90% silver
Look on amazon, ebay or similar and you can generally find old/used military surplus ammo boxes at a reasonable price. I checked amazon just now and found a .50 cal box for under $17. These boxes have a rubber gasket watertight seal. They are great for storing ammo OR PMs.
Purchased and transferred my silver into a Canadian Maple yellow monster box. These are much smaller than I imagined, but they hold a ton inside. I have storage options at home for this box, but additionally I don't anticipate a theif having any interest in a yellow box. But of course, I don't want them to be able to find the box in the first place.
I think something like an ammo box or a safe are too obvious that something of value is inside. A heavy bright yellow box on the other hand is less appealing.
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