I'm starting to stack silver and a tiny little gold.
basically for two main purposes,
firstly it's simply to have something better to spend my
I don't normally know where my money goes,
within a few days it's almost gone and I didn't buy
anything really, well i can't see it.
i'm finding now that in buying silver coins ect,
I don't spend much at all other stuff.
infact it was just last night, I though, hmm.. might call
a pizza, $15, but then thought if I didn't buy that
pizza, i could buy 1/2oz silver, so I made toast instead.
I still have no money, but at least I can look at the
coins knowing the're holding some value, so it's been
good, real fun too, going through online stores.
I start off putting everything I want into my basket,
then checkout to find i'd have to sell body parts to fund
the order, so I cull and end up with enough to buy just a
few coins, but it's still fun 'cos it kinda still feels
i'm buying them and i get satisfaction.
Secondly, i'm stacking for shtf scenarios.
I want to build a solid fractional stack that could see
me through any possible situation or time frame.
not for investment purposes, this would be a survival
stack that never got sold in normal times.
so I thought i'd ask for opinions as to what possible
situations I could find myself in needing different size
pieces of silver & gold? which would be best of the two?
Right now i've started with 1oz perth mint silver coins
and 1/10oz perth mint gold coins.
what about 10oz silver ingots? too big?
and 1/2oz silver coins? is it worth paying more in silver
value to have these small pieces in my frac' stack?
what about silver rounds with no officiality? who is
gonna believe me they are real silver if they just have a
silly company name on it?
and find silver ingots with websites stamped on them real
silly, why would I want my silver to have someone elses
web site plastered on it? I can't work that one out, i'd
rather have a nice clean ingot with just the necessary
stuff and put my own name on it if i had to.
Copper, would stacking 1kg copper slabs be something to
consider for a survival stack?
I understand the smaller size copper ingots or rounds are
basically a fun thing to have but the price above the
value of copper doesn't make it worth wile as I feel I
may aswell just buy more silver coins.
But 1kg copper seems a reasonable price, I think the
extra price over real value is better then having a huge
pile off scrap copper wire, much neater to work with in a
clean slab of copper and simpler to trade i think.
do you think copper will be beneficial to have in an
extreme shtf situation or best to stick with silver?
i've bought copper nails before and they were $1 each!
1/10oz gold coins, I love these little things and
although they are priced quite high compared to the value
of gold, they aren't too bad and i think whilst the're
under $200 I'll buy one every now and then.
is 1/10oz a good frac' pack size? or is it still too big
and could be too much to trade with? I can't bring myself
to buy the 1/20oz coins, i'm throwing away a silver coin
if I buy a 1/20oz which is a real shame as i'd love them.
any other metals I should have in my frac' stack?
what about aluminium? if I collected cans and melted them
down into a slab, would aluminium make a good trade item
in a shtf situation?