I am not a collector, speculator or investor in precious metals. My interest in PM is strictly for SHTF barter insurance.
If we look at the various options for 'small change' pm barter material each of these piles is more or less equal to the 1/10 oz gold eagle I am holding.
If Gold is $2000 an oz and Silver is $100 an oz...the 90% silver dime will be worth about $7.25. The 1/10 oz gold coin will be worth $235.
So, before you buy too much of one thing and not enough of something else, think about what will serve you best in an economic meltdown. Think about its intended use down the road and how will you make change for small transactions. How many times do we see no $50 or $100 bills accepted?