> 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.
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