Jedi Council Member
I think you are right. Gold is more rare and thus banks and governments love it as value storage and usually want to steal it from the people. Silver is more available, but once the gold is gone, people will be buying silver thus making the price go up. During the Great Depression the price went up something like 20 times or so.I think it may happen again. I will buy some coins, just not for all the savings I got, but maybe 1/4 of it.I suspect that the reason that silver went up in price during the Great Depression could have been due to the fact that gold coins in the U.S. were 'mandated for surrender'.