where to buy a "strong box", safe box, bond box, etc.

where to buy a "strong box", safe box, bond box, etc.

Post by Mike Gille » Sat, 05 Feb 2000 04:00:00



I'm looking for a simple metal box with lock, preferrrably combination, to
store my coins in (just started collecting the quarters). Anyone know where
to get one. Doesn' have to be too big. My brother used to have one that was
about 18" x 6" x 4" with a combo lock on it.

Any help appreciated!

Thanks in advance!

Mike

 
 
 

where to buy a "strong box", safe box, bond box, etc.

Post by skinny ly » Sat, 05 Feb 2000 04:00:00


wal mart  has little safes and a gun store should have bigger and better
ones..
Unless you just collect (one) quarter  of each state and mint, I think you
will need a good size box
Quote:

>I'm looking for a simple metal box with lock, preferrrably combination, to
>store my coins in (just started collecting the quarters). Anyone know where
>to get one. Doesn' have to be too big. My brother used to have one that was
>about 18" x 6" x 4" with a combo lock on it.

>Any help appreciated!

>Thanks in advance!

>Mike


 
 
 

where to buy a "strong box", safe box, bond box, etc.

Post by Jim Stri » Sat, 05 Feb 2000 04:00:00



Quote:

>I'm looking for a simple metal box with lock, preferrrably combination, to
>store my coins in (just started collecting the quarters). Anyone know where
>to get one. Doesn' have to be too big. My brother used to have one that was
>about 18" x 6" x 4" with a combo lock on it.

>Any help appreciated!

Go to your local gun store and get a handgun lock box. Alternatively,
you could get a steel tool box and combination lock at the hardware
store.

Best,
Jim

 
 
 

where to buy a "strong box", safe box, bond box, etc.

Post by Bob Peters » Sat, 05 Feb 2000 04:00:00



Quote:

>Subject:    where to buy a "strong box", safe box, bond box, etc.

>Date:       Fri, 04 Feb 2000 04:29:41 GMT

>I'm looking for a simple metal box with lock, preferrrably combination, to
>store my coins in (just started collecting the quarters). Anyone know where
>to get one. Doesn' have to be too big. My brother used to have one that was
>about 18" x 6" x 4" with a combo lock on it.

>Any help appreciated!

>Thanks in advance!

>Mike

Kmart, walmart, etc. sell small safes of the size you describe.  usually they
can be had for $100 or so.  they are not designed to do much more then
discourage burglers and keep the contents safe during a fire for a few minutes,
but might be better then nothing.

you can buy small gun safes that fit between a couple studs in a wall too. they
would be good for coins and would be harder for a burgler to make off with (not
by much if he has a sawzall with him though).

a better bet might be a sheet metal type gun safe.  these are also sold through
the same type of retailers.  they are sort of a beefed up locker like you might
have had in school but somewhat larger.  they can be bolted to the wall to
discourgae it being carried off.  these are typically $150 or less.  they won't
stop a determined burgler or do anything to protect your stuff in a fire but
are cheap and maybe better then nothing.

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where to buy a "strong box", safe box, bond box, etc.

Post by Scot » Sat, 05 Feb 2000 04:00:00



Quote:

> Kmart, walmart, etc. sell small safes of the size you
> describe.  usually they can be had for $100 or so.  they
> are not designed to do much more then discourage burglers
> and keep the contents safe during a fire for a few minutes,
> but might be better then nothing.

FYI, the fire safes typically keep the contents safe for at
least 30 minutes, up to 2 hours.  If the fire department knows
where the safe is (and you definitely should tell them so it
doesn't fall on them), they may be able to make an extra effort
to keep that area cool, making the contents safer longer.

On the other hand, the fire safes are designed to protect paper,
and keep the maximum temperature under 451 degrees (if I recall
correctly) that paper burns at, so coins might be damaged (but
not melt) at temperatures below that.  Also, the fire safes tend
to have a lot of moisture in them, so you have to be extra
careful about that before storing coins in them.
                         -Scott

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