How To Store Silver Bars & Coins At Home - Mike Maloney

  • Published: 04 April 2017
  • There are lots of reasons to buy silver—it’s a real asset, the coins are beautiful, it will likely outperform gold, and it’s more affordable. But that affordability comes with a catch. Once you start to accumulate, you quickly realize that silver requires a lot more storage space than gold. It’s relatively easy to hide some gold coins in a sock drawer or cookie jar, but those hiding places are impractical for the same dollar amount of silver. So how do we store our silver bullion both efficiently and safely? And should it be stored at home anyway? This article has some potential solutions for those investors that are stacking silver…

    Storing Silver Bullion at Home

    Everyone should keep some silver (and gold) in a place that is easily and immediately accessible. One advantage bullion offers is its high liquidity in a period of crisis—no worries about bank closures, lack of access to funds, or internet problems. So, if you have some bullion close by, you have the ability to fight through a crisis. On the other hand, if your silver is two days away or time-consuming to get to, its use as an emergency asset has diminished.

    As Mike Maloney pointed out in his book, Guide to Investing in Gold and Silver, “I believe everyone should have gold and silver in his or her own private possession, where you can lay your hands on it, because they are one of the few financial assets that can be completely private and not part of the financial system.”

    This doesn’t necessarily mean you should keep it inside your house. It means you want some of it readily accessible in an emergency, whether that emergency be a personal one or on a national scale.

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Comments • 1 289

  • Truth
    Truth  7 hours back

    Likely to outperform gold. I have heard that for 25 years and it's been wrong for 25 years.

    • White Wolf
      White Wolf  14 hours back

      Just do what I did ...
      BUY some land ... a few Acres ...
      Put it in some metal containers or barrels ...
      Bury them ... MEMORIZE the coordinates!

      • Joshua Turcotte
        Joshua Turcotte  16 hours back

        Not may people have the money to buy gold and silver to store. Maybe 2-5% of the north American.

        • DerpASherpa117
          DerpASherpa117  18 hours back

          My gold and silver are protected by another metal you may have heard of: Lead. Lots and lots of lead.

          • Myrian Valenzuela
            Myrian Valenzuela  2 days back

            which is easier to liquidate in time of crisis silver or gold?

            • Sonia Sevilla
              Sonia Sevilla  7 days back

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              • Sonia Sevilla
                Sonia Sevilla  7 days back

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                • Sonia Sevilla
                  Sonia Sevilla  7 days back

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                  • Sonia Sevilla
                    Sonia Sevilla  7 days back

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                    • Sonia Sevilla
                      Sonia Sevilla  7 days back

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                      • Sonia Sevilla
                        Sonia Sevilla  7 days back

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                        • OgMandin0
                          OgMandin0  1 weeks back

                          *INFOMERCIAL WARNING* !!!

                          • FreeSpeech FreeSpeech.
                            FreeSpeech FreeSpeech.  2 weeks back

                            All government keep a register of gold and silver sales. All givernments take your gold and leave you a receipt and a promise to pay you back one day maby.

                            • GTA 5 Streamer
                              GTA 5 Streamer  2 weeks back

                              Help! Should I buy a 100g gold bar or a 3 gold coins

                              • Dwight
                                Dwight  2 weeks back

                                Completely private lol! Good luck, more reporting and taxes on transactions by the day! Wish I were a stacker 50 years ago - wasn't alive.

                                • TheGamersGalaxy
                                  TheGamersGalaxy  2 weeks back

                                  These types of videos are moronic! IF things were to actually collapse and chaos breaks out, Gold & Silver are NOT going to be immediately valued. BULLETS will be worth FAR more!

                                  • lars larsen
                                    lars larsen  3 weeks back

                                    They had us in the first half I'm not gonna lie

                                    • alan hays
                                      alan hays  3 weeks back

                                      Water will be both a better storage unit of wealth and less likely to be stolen than precious metals in an actual SHTF environment. Or Jack Daniels in half-pint bottles. Or live chickens. When there's one gallon of milk left on the shelf, you'll barter better with a live chicken for it than a chunk of gold.

                                      • Sasa
                                        Sasa  3 weeks back

                                        Buy Bitcoin.

                                        • Pufy Cino
                                          Pufy Cino  3 weeks back

                                          I got my neighbours to watch my house when I am gone, home is also monitored my a security company, live cameras and a .....5 pound Yorkie. Even if they will annihilate all these measures, they still cannot find my stash. It is SO WELL HIDDEN that I myself cannot access it at will. It is simply beyond the reach of most everyone. Unless you know where it is.....

                                          • Pufy Cino
                                            Pufy Cino  3 weeks back

                                            Just fucking hide them good

                                            • Manny Martinez
                                              Manny Martinez  3 weeks back

                                              My only problem with owning gold and silver as a commodity is if atms and banks dont work . is the plan to go to Walmart and buy toilet paper with a silver coin or go to Safeway and buy hot Cheetos
                                              I'm confused😓

                                              • Boyeaton1
                                                Boyeaton1  3 weeks back

                                                I took the advice of purchasing silver bullion. 40 kilo in total. It's now worth 40% less than what I paid for it. Should have invested in the S&P!

                                                • Lynh Coffman
                                                  Lynh Coffman  4 weeks back

                                                  Gold cost to much to trade, If you want a apple, would you give a gold coin or a silver coin. So have more silver coins for trade.

                                                  • Former5-0 DontTrustTheGovt

                                                    Don’t buy eagles premiums are to high, u pay 5 dollars over current silver then when you sell they want you to take dollar less...NEVER sell to a dealer,,,sell to other collectors!

                                                    • Rob o
                                                      Rob o  4 weeks back

                                                      "100 ounce bars are the most popular."
                                                      I don't think so.

                                                      • Roy Madison
                                                        Roy Madison  4 weeks back

                                                        Third party safe is a bad idea. Bullion reserve of north America back in the 1980's hit me hard. They had many sold it was safe solid, honest ,insured. .
                                               wasn't. Total loss. Rare coin reserve was another one. Take physical possession. Decoy safe is a great idea.

                                                        • smppearson
                                                          smppearson  4 weeks back

                                                          Good video!

                                                          • Sean Brown
                                                            Sean Brown  4 weeks back

                                                            When have we ever had a crisis that required the use of gold or silver bullion?

                                                            • Whiskey Bear
                                                              Whiskey Bear  2 weeks back

                                                              Worked in the 70's. It was also the main currency, besides food, salt or spices, for pretty much all of history before the late 60s...
                                                              It's also working pretty well in Venezuela right now...

                                                          • Bessie Staton
                                                            Bessie Staton  4 weeks back

                                                            Silver coated products are a pain in the rump to keep them free from tarnish. I do not like silver. I own one silver coated server set it was a gift.

                                                            • MemoGrafix
                                                              MemoGrafix  4 weeks back

                                                              @Bessie Staton - You're welcome

                                                            • Bessie Staton
                                                              Bessie Staton  4 weeks back

                                                              @MemoGrafix OK thank you very much I appreciate your reply.

                                                            • MemoGrafix
                                                              MemoGrafix  4 weeks back

                                                              Vacuum seal it.

                                                          • TOKER TALK
                                                            TOKER TALK  4 weeks back

                                                            Maloney is gonna feel foolish for shitting on platinum when it drastically outperforms both gold and silver in the next decade.

                                                            • Steve Woods
                                                              Steve Woods  4 weeks back

                                                              this was a stupid waste of time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                              • DroneWolf Media
                                                                DroneWolf Media  1 months back

                                                                I can neither confirm or deny my midnight gardening locations of my G&S bullion. But great tips regardless. Thanks for sharing. 👍

                                                                • doug godfrey
                                                                  doug godfrey  1 months back

                                                                  Buy nice safe - put poker chips in & leave door open ,look poor.

                                                                  • Mika
                                                                    Mika  1 months back

                                                                    Not nearly rich enough to buy enough silver so that it would be a lot of trouble to hide it

                                                                    • Dzoni Setac
                                                                      Dzoni Setac  1 months back

                                                                      Winner of a video, been searching for "coin grading services" for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried - Wonenry Sonucas Approach - (should be on google have a look ) ? Ive heard some awesome things about it and my neighbour got amazing success with it.

                                                                      • johnnyspaceman1
                                                                        johnnyspaceman1  1 months back

                                                                        I store them in my imagination...

                                                                        • RonJohn63
                                                                          RonJohn63  1 months back

                                                                          1:04 But -- *practically and realistically -- how will you spend that bullion in a crisis?
                                                                          13:22 "#4 Easy online access." Which contradicts one of the original reasons to hold PMs: 1:12 "No worry about ... internet problems".

                                                                          • Axe Rat
                                                                            Axe Rat  1 months back

                                                                            ok already we get the size difference between gold and silver.... get to the stashing it part..... thats actually practical

                                                                            • matt K
                                                                              matt K  1 months back

                                                                              in plain sight

                                                                              • Mike schmidt
                                                                                Mike schmidt  1 months back

                                                                                I have a big ass vault in my basement.

                                                                                • DINOSAUR MUSCLE CARS
                                                                                  DINOSAUR MUSCLE CARS  1 months back

                                                                                  lol ., "we dont recommend you buy/keep a gun".., oh but go ahead and call someone to come save you who has a gun. thats where ya lost me.

                                                                                • Maureen Pirone
                                                                                  Maureen Pirone  1 months back

                                                                                  Very important to remember is that contents of deposit box is not insured!

                                                                                  • J Bateman
                                                                                    J Bateman  1 months back

                                                                                    So, the goal is to not let anyone know that you have silver. Won't you tip your hand the moment the apocolypse happens and you try to trade your silver. Of course, in the apocolypse, cheese is more valuable than precious metals.

                                                                                    • apumasterp
                                                                                      apumasterp  2 months back

                                                                                      One more comment. I asked a buddy if he was stacking and he said nope, I have me and my brothers, and with guns, we can get as much silver and gold as we want!

                                                                                      • apumasterp
                                                                                        apumasterp  2 months back

                                                                                        Good video, thanks Mike. I’ve got another option but I’m not going to put it on here.

                                                                                        • apumasterp
                                                                                          apumasterp  2 months back

                                                                                          I’ve known of some guys that stole a 1500 lb safe bolted to the floor in a garage. They cut through the doors, put a chain around the safe, hooked it to a truck and ripped it out of the floor and the garage, then hoisted it onto the truck.

                                                                                          • big ste
                                                                                            big ste  2 months back

                                                                                            Im just going to invest in a metal detector 😂 problem solved but seriously gold is a great investment and tell nobody so if u die the kids get nowt apart from a treasure hunt to annoy them. Get the last laugh 😂