Thursday, February 02, 2012

OK, Yes, I'm a Gold Bug

More of a silver bug, actually. But a metal bug. I like having the real stuff, and I particularly like having it already broken down into known increments that are reasonably spendable (or will be, as more and more people decide that precious metals make more sense than paper backed only by "the full faith and credit of" a bunch of politicians).

If you've seen gold and silver prices lately, you know that a one-ounce silver or even a 1/10th-ounce gold coin is a little much for normal exchange. So, I'm a big fan of Ron Helwig's Shire Silver -- laminated cards with small quantities of metal in them (0.5. 1 or 5 grams of silver; 0.05, 0.1 or 0.5 grams of gold):

Perfect even now for buying and selling stuff at freedom movement events. As fiat currency continues its unstable, decaying orbit around the black hole of politics, I expect it to come into use for more routine transactions.

You should probably get some yourself. If you're interested in doing business with it on a regular basis, you might consider becoming a Shire Silver merchant (Disclosure: I've been one -- through Rational Review News Digest -- for more than a year).

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