This has been an interesting discussion with some great insight, but I have some questions also. It is like learning about something for the first time… you don’t know what you don’t know. I may have put the cart before the horse.

What does one do if your coin rich (not my case unfortunately) and asset poor… i.e., gold or silver rings, necklaces, etc.

How does one go about determining fair value for gold and/or silver in a SHTF scenario?

How does one know if you are actually getting real gold or silver in a bartering situation?

In one of James Wesley Rawles books he mentions cutting up coins into smaller pie shaped pieces. Any thoughts?