I know Gold and Silver are relatively stable currencies and if there ever is an inflation it's better to have those. But what happens in a SHTF scenario? Is it really worth that much? What if there is an EMP strike, Pandemie, Global War etc. How useful is it really? I mean, what if ppl are running out of things, is it really a valuable currency or wouldn't it be more valuable to have food, gear or even skills to barter with. After all, you can't eat Gold or Silver, can't build shelter with it or whatever. Who would be willing to trade Water, Food for something they basically have no use for? Ok, people generally like the shiny, so after a while i guess it would get established again, but only if things go back to kinda a normal situation i'd assume. And how long would that take? A year, 5 years, 10 years? I am quite convinced that it's more valuable to spend your money now on food supply, gear, weapons, whatever than to invest it into another currency. Maybe even learning some craftsman skills. At least you can produce something then that others might night and are more willing to trade other things for.