How to Store Your Coin Hoard

Coin boxes offer an easy way to store your coin hoard
Once you have been coin roll hunting for some time, you will invariably need to decide how you are going to store all of the coins that you have collected since they will add up quickly after only a few boxes. Many coin roll hunters choose the path of least resistance and utilize what they have around them. Coin storage can take the form of almost anything. Coffee cans, soda bottles, canvass bags, whey protein containers, milk jugs, water jugs, anything that is available to a coin roll hunter. In this article, we will describe the method that we use, which involves utilizing the boxes that the coins initially come in. This is a quick and easy way to store your coins after coin roll hunting.
First, however, it is necessary to address the concerns that many individuals have in regards to coin roll hunting and storage. It is often assumed that you will have to dedicate an entire room of your house to the storage of coins, particularly for the number of pennies that you will hoard. Fortunately, for those who engage in coin roll hunting as a hobby, the area that you will need to store your coins will not be this drastic. Many coin roll hunters easily store their coins in a corner within the basement, at the bottom of a shelf, or tucked away in the back of a closet. Those interested and motivated to begin coin roll hunting do not need to fear tripping over endless boxes of pennies, or sinking the corners of their home into its foundation through the steer weight of their coin hoard.
To store our coins, we fill up the boxes that the rolls of coins come in ($25 for pennies, $100 for nickels, etc.). Each box contains the coins as they have been separated, and therefore are of the same weight and metal content. We prefer this method of coin storage because it gives us an excuse to use the numerous boxes that we end up with through coin roll hunting, it is a free method of storage since we don’t have to pay for containers, the boxes allow for easy stacking and efficient use of space, and it allows the coins to be placed into boxes that are easily movable if we ever need to change the current position of the hoard. Each box is of a manageable weight where we do not have to fear moving the box to a new level of the house.
However, when storing your coins in these boxes, you have to consider the disadvantages of cardboard as your storage container. Moisture is the enemy of all storage methods, but it is particularly necessary to avoid it when you are using cardboard boxes. Be sure that you store your coins in a dry area to ensure that your coins do not quickly corrode while you are storing them.
Easy to stack and ready to be tucked away out of sight
Another popular method of storage used by coin roll hunters is to keep your coins in 5 gallon buckets, or gallon buckets of smaller sizes. This method also allows you to keep a lot of coins close together and utilizes space effectively. However, you need to be aware of the inability of easily moving your storage units once you begin placing them into larger buckets. Coin roll hunters who anticipate leaving their hoard in the same area with no desire to move them also use 55 gallon drums.
Individuals can be as creative and organized as they want to be when it comes to coin storage. Whether you want to throw all of the coins of the same metal content in the same container, or individually sort your coins in tubes by year, storing the coins you get through coin roll hunting should not be an obstacle preventing you from starting. To learn more about our method of storing our copper pennies, watch the video below.


  1. Nice Blog!

    I prefer a water tight container, and use an orange juice bottle. I am doing this as a hobby, not a Job!
    If I could get some help, I could make a bigger turn over and more coin hoards... :D

  2. Hi Rob! Thank you for the kind words. Water tight containers would work great. I am trying to transition to food grade 5 gallon pales, but I will probably have to implement that at some point in the future.

    I feel you pain buddy; I think every coin roll hunter would be happy to gain a few more hands to pitch in. :)

    Thank you for taking the time to comment and I am glad you enjoyed the blog. All the best!