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The long-term storage of coins

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The long term storage of materials above the ground and indoors is relatively simple. The main concerns are spoilage (food) and corrosion (metals, except gold, which does not corrode or deteriorate).


One of the handiest methods is the use of

"Seal-N-Save" (Sears) or "Seal-A-Meal" (Montgomery Ward) type sealable plastic pouches. The basic units cost $16.00 to $19.00 and are a very good investment. The plastic bags come in 3 basic sizes, 8" by 6", 8" by 9" and 8" by 12".


They are intended for food freezing and cooking, but they have many other uses. Dried food can be stored indefinitely when protected from air. By using a moisture absorbent pack of silica gel they work well for storage of silver, ammunition, small handguns, etc., for long periods of time. Be sure to remove as much air as possible before sealing.


There are a number of small sealable plastic buckets and square containers made for industrial use which also work very well for indoor storage of materials. The best of these have gaskets for a complete and long lasting seal.


http://www.logicsouth.com/~lcoble/dir9/storage.txt [may have to copy and paste]






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