Your precious metals assets deserve storage from a trusted source providing complete documentation, ease of access and delivery when you need it. When you buy precious metals products from BEDFORD, you can choose to have them delivered directly to a high-security, private storage facility, managed by one of the world’s leading security companies, through FIRST STATE DEPOSITORY located in Wilmington, Delaware.

First State Depository is a precious metals depository services company that provides maximum security for your precious metals. FIRST STATE DEPOSITORY is the ONLY depository facility in the United States that offers Non-Invasive On-site Assay verification.

In fact, they are never co-mingled with, or become the assets of our depository. Unlike many other “storage” programs, your coins and bullion always remain physically stored in our depository, in your account and your legal property at all times; they can never be used by First State, or anyone else, ever.

First State Depository consists of a highly-secure storage facility located inside a roughly 15,000 square foot controlled-entry building surrounded by fully-monitored security fencing. A Class-3 “MEGAcrete modular vault” with outside dimensions of 22’ x 22’ x 9’7” tall sits on 27-inches of 4,000 psi concrete that is reinforced with 5 grids of #5 (5/8th inch) rebar laced in accordance with ASTM standards.
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The vault door is a three-combination UL Class-3 Gladiator Door, weighing approximately 5,670 pounds. The design of this vault system is equivalent to a TRTL 120 x 6 rating (torch and tool resistant for 120-minutes on all sides). As with our entire facility, our vault security is monitored “24/7” off-site by Security Instruments of Wilmington, plus we independently scan using strategically-placed digital cameras.

Our vault is independently alarmed. Surrounding the vault is our “strong room,” also separately alarmed. Our strong room is used to store bulk silver and other bulk products such as 90% silver bags, 1,000 ounce silver bars, Presidential Dollars and State Quarters.