I have just started buying junk silver in the event of a SHTF situation. I'm a city boy with no experience in barter or quid pro quo type deals. I was just curious as to how to go about using silver if the dollar ever dies or the ATM machines stop working. I can just imagine walking into a grocery store around here and trying to purchase $100.00 worth of food or supplies with a handful of pre-65 quarters! I have read that there are places in the U.S. that deal in alternate forms of currency like silver/gold etc. Any examples?