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Sales of home safes have spiked as consumers fret about the economy and the security of financial institutions. SentrySafe, the largest maker of home vaults, says orders are up 50% over the last four weeks. At Home Depot, nationwide sales of safes are up by double digits. Are nervous consumers keeping cash at home? One proxy for such hoarding is a sharp rise in “currency in circulation,” and the Fed is reporting a $21 billion rise in that category for the month ended Oct. 15. That’s the biggest increase since 1999, when Y2K fears had people worrying about bank computers.