Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by JohnnyH, Aug 7, 2017.
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That is not good for coins.
Or another, smaller safe within that gun safe?
Anyone have any bad experiences? Coins turning odd colors or crud forming on the coins?
I bought the first of my gun safes about 25 years ago, and is my nature, I crammed everything that I could that had value in with the guns. I've not seen any ill effects to the coins, or anything else for that matter. I also have them in a gun room with a dehumidifier for that room only.
Why do you say not to store with cartridges? (I think that is what you meant).
Just because one thing happens and not to another, does not mean it will not happen to someone else.
Think about con albums for a minute, thousands upon thousands of coin collectors use coin albums. But the coins of some collectors develop beautiful toning while the coins of another do not, and while yet others develop downright ugly toning, and while yet others develop no toning at all. And yet they all used the same coin albums.
Now the same thing is true of any coin storage method, every coin storage method. Different things are going to happen to different people. That is because of the almost infinite number of other variables involved.
Bottom line, storing coins and guns in the same safe together is not a good idea. As a matter of fact it is not a good idea to store anything but inert materials in a safe with your coins.
But there is never any guarantee of what will happen regardless of what storage method you use. The best thing you can do is not take chances, not expose your coins to possible risks. And any time there are non inert materials involved, risk absolutely exists. Doesn't mean it will happen, but it very well might ;-)
Didn't happen to me, but a friend that did this had much of his collection turn a nasty yellow color. I heard this was due to sulfur content found in ammunition. I keep mine in a separate location, just to be safe and because I don't really use my guns.
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