It used to be junk silver, but now you can only get that above spot (much to my chagrin). Wish I knew about junk when I bid on an Eagle at $23 and chickened when it hit $26 LOL.
I was reading about the oligodynamic effect (silver and copper kill bacteria) and had found some silver plated flatware and realized that silver flatware is a really good concept. When I have my own house, we can have silver flatware. Its an investment in its own right, it serves as a utensil, and it also is selfcleaning like I said altho Id still wash it.
So I looked on Amazon and they only had ridiculously expensive stuff. Then I read this article and it mentioned a silver Tiffany fruit bowl, which I think would be cool. So I looked it up on ebay and then thought to look up flatware. Apparently flatware is up on ebay there and its like 10% below spot. Silver is silver is silver. Itll get melted down anyway if shtf, so fretting about coins is not important.
I think this might be a good investment for physical silver. And like the face value of junk silver, it can always fall back to being fork, knife, spoon.
Has anyone else thought like this?