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Really Useful Box for storing assorted 1oz/2oz silver coins


paulmerton

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Like many people in the UK, I'm a big fan of the Really Useful Box brand of storage boxes as they are pretty durable, stack well, and they come in almost any size you could need ranging from 0.07L to 145L. I get most of mine from Hobbycraft, Staples or Ryman depending which is cheapest.

Anyway, one of the less common sizes is this 2.5 litre box which I had been using to store some special LEGO until I realised today that the 3-row tray insert it came with was just perfect for storing assorted sizes of 1oz and 2oz coins in capsules. The 2.5L box also has the same lid dimensions as the 5L, 5L XL, and 8L open fronted boxes (34x20cm), so it will also stack with those if you want to use the same system for storing chunky bars and so on. I haven't tried it yet, but I think you can nest two of these tray inserts in the 5L box; however, I think they would be hard to remove when full!

I'll put some photos below to demonstrate. I've put an empty Quadrum capsule in there just to show that they fit too (perfectly, in fact). The round capsules contain various coins with the largest coin diameter being 41mm. There are also some 2oz beasts in there, a small stack of 1oz bars, and a bunch of bagged coins I haven't sorted out yet. I estimate you could fit about 100-120 round 1oz capsules in there if you maxed it out, and this sort of box should be fine holding that kind of weight. One of the things I like most about these boxes is that you can easily see what's in them without having to open anything - but that could also be a bad thing :D 

What do you think of this storage solution?

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4 hours ago, paulmerton said:

Like many people in the UK, I'm a big fan of the Really Useful Box brand of storage boxes as they are pretty durable, stack well, and they come in almost any size you could need ranging from 0.07L to 145L. I get most of mine from Hobbycraft, Staples or Ryman depending which is cheapest.

Anyway, one of the less common sizes is this 2.5 litre box which I had been using to store some special LEGO until I realised today that the 3-row tray insert it came with was just perfect for storing assorted sizes of 1oz and 2oz coins in capsules. The 2.5L box also has the same lid dimensions as the 5L, 5L XL, and 8L open fronted boxes (34x20cm), so it will also stack with those if you want to use the same system for storing chunky bars and so on. I haven't tried it yet, but I think you can nest two of these tray inserts in the 5L box; however, I think they would be hard to remove when full!

I'll put some photos below to demonstrate. I've put an empty Quadrum capsule in there just to show that they fit too (perfectly, in fact). The round capsules contain various coins with the largest coin diameter being 41mm. There are also some 2oz beasts in there, a small stack of 1oz bars, and a bunch of bagged coins I haven't sorted out yet. I estimate you could fit about 100-120 round 1oz capsules in there if you maxed it out, and this sort of box should be fine holding that kind of weight. One of the things I like most about these boxes is that you can easily see what's in them without having to open anything - but that could also be a bad thing :D 

What do you think of this storage solution?

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Easy for a burglar to nick as well, I keep mine in a safe although that may fit in my safe 

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4 minutes ago, Dan12345 said:

Easy for a burglar to nick as well, I keep mine in a safe although that may fit in my safe 

It's all about where you hide it I guess. Anyway, the pro burglars will be on the lookout for fancy biscuit tins instead ūüėČ

You can get some RUBs in solid, opaque colours, but not the 2.5L ones. I use some of the solid blue 4L and 18L boxes for things that don't like sunlight.

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58 minutes ago, paulmerton said:

It's all about where you hide it I guess. Anyway, the pro burglars will be on the lookout for fancy biscuit tins instead ūüėČ

You can get some RUBs in solid, opaque colours, but not the 2.5L ones. I use some of the solid blue 4L and 18L boxes for things that don't like sunlight.

It is a very nice looking box might see if one would fit in the safe 

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I use the nice stylish boxes that BYB sends out his bars in¬†ūüėā¬†also my safe of course.... but i do have more than a couple of the Leuchtturm 1oz boxes

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.

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19 hours ago, paulmerton said:

Like many people in the UK, I'm a big fan of the Really Useful Box brand of storage boxes as they are pretty durable, stack well, and they come in almost any size you could need ranging from 0.07L to 145L. I get most of mine from Hobbycraft, Staples or Ryman depending which is cheapest.

Anyway, one of the less common sizes is this 2.5 litre box which I had been using to store some special LEGO until I realised today that the 3-row tray insert it came with was just perfect for storing assorted sizes of 1oz and 2oz coins in capsules. The 2.5L box also has the same lid dimensions as the 5L, 5L XL, and 8L open fronted boxes (34x20cm), so it will also stack with those if you want to use the same system for storing chunky bars and so on. I haven't tried it yet, but I think you can nest two of these tray inserts in the 5L box; however, I think they would be hard to remove when full!

I'll put some photos below to demonstrate. I've put an empty Quadrum capsule in there just to show that they fit too (perfectly, in fact). The round capsules contain various coins with the largest coin diameter being 41mm. There are also some 2oz beasts in there, a small stack of 1oz bars, and a bunch of bagged coins I haven't sorted out yet. I estimate you could fit about 100-120 round 1oz capsules in there if you maxed it out, and this sort of box should be fine holding that kind of weight. One of the things I like most about these boxes is that you can easily see what's in them without having to open anything - but that could also be a bad thing :D 

What do you think of this storage solution?

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Does the job, i'd get some 1g silica bags for it though if you havn't already got any..

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.

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