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coin environment tracking

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Like most collectors I keep all my better stuff in the Safety Deposit box. These are mostly lower value foreign coins [unlike US stuff] but a lot of them are uncs (ranging from ms-62 - 66) from the late 1700's to about 1880. Some of these items were bought in South America & are getting difficult to replace today.


I've bought these boxes of silica gel (1 or 2 lb boxes w/ indicator ) which I try to regenerate every 6 mos or so.


However I was wondering if I should also track the T & humidity in my box. I think museums have these recording things they put in cases - I guess I should find one?


Also it would be difficult to remove oxygen from the box, the only thing I can easily control is the humidity (with the silica gels).


I was asking because I live in a warm humid climate which is more active chemically towards coins

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I'm not sure of the value of tracking as you suggest.


Many people feel that storage of coins enclosed in a corrosion intercept environment is ideal altjough sme question the vaslue of this technology. A simple and inexpensive method is to use corrosion intercept lines bags. You can find a number of archival solutions here:


Corrosion Intercept Products

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