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Safe to keep coins preserved(humidity, etc)

rkd80

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Hey folks,

Is there a good quality coin safe that can help preserve the quality of coins. I live in the Northeast and tons of humidity over here, can a safe prevent humidity from tarnishing silver?

Thanks!
 

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I save the desiccant packs from shipped orders / products ( Shoes, etc) and Vitamin Bottles and re-purpose them.
Great for stored guns, and ammo as well as PMs.
 

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I heard somewhere years ago, that activated charcoal, like used in fish tank filters, was good to keep silver from tarnishing as well. It's a real drag when you buy some Mint condition coins, and they have the beginnings of tarnishing the next time you pull them out for a look. I put an empty plastic margarine tub full, with the lid off, inside my safe. So far so good.
 

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I save the desiccant packs from shipped orders / products ( Shoes, etc) and Vitamin Bottles and re-purpose them.
Great for stored guns, and ammo as well as PMs.
I do the exact same. Saves buying desiccants.
 

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unless there is a numismatic value and even then sometimes, "toned" coins actually go for more than shiny ones.
 

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The attractive natural toning usually comes from storage in canvas bags, and it usually only effects coins in direct contact with the canvas surface.
Storage in wood can cause tinting but it usually goes black on those contact surfaces.
 

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I had a bunch of mint sealed proof sets from the 50s and 60s go bad in South Florida humidity. Gold is money and does not tarnish.