More Ideas for Silver Storage
(Deep South & Very Muggy USA)
But I'd like to add three items to yours and Mr. Morgan's list.
(1) The administrator of my estate knows where the goods are.
(2) I have a hidden, bolted safe, which has a two hour fire rating, and I have an unbolted decoy safe from a home improvement store.
The decoy is easier to find, is heavy enough to be interesting (about a hundred pounds), and is filled with junk. When the burglar finds it, he's hopefully happy and quits looking. In fact, he absolutely cannot
ignore it, is probably all he'll be able to haul away, and he has to drop everything else. It cost me about a hundred bucks for the decoy, less for the safe than the deductible on my home policy. And if he takes it, it would help expose and identify any weak points in my
(3) I store silver in various containers, but I always throw in a small handful of rice, always in a porous bag or container.
The rice acts like one of those little dehumidifying chemical bags that come packaged with certain products. I've been using rice since I was a kid taking
buffalo nickels and Indian pennies out of change. It works, especially on silver. I have silver coins packaged 50 years ago with rice showing no spots or tarnish.