How to store silver bars?

How do you guys store your silver bars? I would really like to get a nice antique vault of sorts to store mine in. For the meantime however what should I do? Should I seek to prevent tarnish or does that not matter as much with hand poured bars? Any ideas are greatly appreciated!!

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  • rickoricko Posts: 63,083 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A gun safe or a coin cabinet.... I used to see coin cabinets on ebay years ago - actually bought a couple that I still use. On bars, it seems tarnish does not detract or really add much to value. If a bar becomes tarnished to the black stage, it can be dipped with no issues. Rinse well though. Cheers, RickO

  • 1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 5,261 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I just stack them up in my basement :smile:

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  • MsMorrisineMsMorrisine Posts: 22,453 ✭✭✭✭✭

    do not worry about tarnish. tarnish will protect the silver from tarnishing further. a good dip will remove it before selling.

    antique safes can be easier to get into than some modern safes. antique safes are cool looking though. just be sure that the weight of the floor can handle the psi from the safe's weight.

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  • ashelandasheland Posts: 11,460 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like stacking them in ammo boxes, then they can be put in a safe or carried with you.
    If the bar is scarce or just really nice and you don't want scratches, put in a zip-lock type bag.

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 18,397 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @1630Boston said:
    I just stack them up in my basement :smile:

    make one wonder what the gold area looks like ;)

  • Downtown1974Downtown1974 Posts: 4,059 ✭✭✭✭

    I use these heavy duty plastic APMEX boxes. They fit nicely in my safe and they’re solid as a rock.

  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 20,391 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Dangerous there @1630Boston, I just stack mine on the floor and I prefer just one "brand" and one size. Makes for real easy stacking.
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  • SmudgeSmudge Posts: 3,027 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sort of depends on the quantity.

  • LukeMarshallLukeMarshall Posts: 622 ✭✭✭

    @Smudge said:
    Sort of depends on the quantity.

    Size as well.
    There are a couple novelty storage options for bars. Airtight makes 1oz bar acrillic cases for individual bars and a box of twenty.

    Pamp Suisse has a box for 15 kilo bars. And I'm pretty sure Geiger has wooden boxes for their bars.

    Ide imagine a bunch of silver is stored in ammo cans too.

    It's all about what the people want...

  • LukeMarshallLukeMarshall Posts: 622 ✭✭✭

    @asheland said:
    I like stacking them in ammo boxes, then they can be put in a safe or carried with you.
    If the bar is scarce or just really nice and you don't want scratches, put in a zip-lock type bag.

    @LukeMarshall said:

    @Smudge said:
    Sort of depends on the quantity.

    Ide imagine a bunch of silver is stored in ammo cans too.

    Bingo

    It's all about what the people want...

  • tneigtneig Posts: 1,451 ✭✭✭

    As I started collecting I realized a lot of silver is heavy, real heavy.
    I put some in boxes in my dressers. Then as it got heavier, under the dressers.
    Now it was getting to be in so many boxes I bought some expensive pelican boxes and now heavier.
    I got some clear cheap camping boxes from Walmart, but now I was collecting boxes too.
    Oh and the ammo box pin broke open and spilled the stuff all over.
    Then I buried 3 staches out in the woods in 3in pcv tubes. Then after 2 yrs I dug them up. Or was it 4 tubes?
    Then I got a short safe. It was so heavy. I even put lead in it to make it heavier. Then I found out my wife was sliding it back and forth to clean around it. Doah! PS. There was no room for the ammo, which is now under my dresser.
    Then I got a safe deposit box. The attendant couldn't lift it out. It bent.
    I hid a pvc tube full in the rafters in the basement. Turns out the furnace repair guy could see it. Yikes.
    Then silver went down faster than Brazil.
    Now I store it in other peoples houses. I charge them spot +1 and they can store it all wherever they wish.
    I have two to-go silver boxes I can manage, but they still need to be lighter. All the gold can fit in one pocket.
    My wife wants to know; why the safe is lighter, and if I have a Will in there.

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  • blitzdudeblitzdude Posts: 1,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yup lets get back into the 30-40 GSR range, more than ready to swap the heavy for the Au.

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 11,460 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Indeed when it gets that heavy, it's time to do yellow metal!

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