Andrew => thanks for your concern (I appreciate your comments)
Yes, I read those same comments about water problems in that link in post #2 ... perhaps if my house burns
down then my bronze coins may get damp/ruined? However, I'm really hoping that doesn't happen ... plus, I also have an extensive paper-money collection
so at least they might survive unharmed? ... man
, I really don't want my house to burn down for lots of other reason as well!
NOTE => but at least that baby is definitely theft-proof! ... if somebody actually managed to get it loose from the floor bolts, then they'd have to hike it up the steep staircase! (500+ lbs would be quite a feat) ... maybe if I get burglarized by the neighbourhood furniture mover I'd be in jeopardy?
Also, when I open the safe I do not smell dampness ... on the contrary, the safe's environment seems very nice and toasty dry (maybe it's also the dry/cold climate where I live?)
Anyway => again, my method may not be for everyone, but it has worked amazingly well for me (but I'll keep an eye on my coins and paper money
regularly to make sure that everything is safe