This video should make you appreciate what goes into making that silver coin in your hands. Think about the amount of luck, energy and skill goes into refining silver. In a truly free economy the amount of energy put into that one ounce silver should “buy” an equal amount of energy in another product. Let me know if you think that one ounce of silver should be the equivalent to 4 cheese burgers after watching this video. And remember this is just the mining phase of it and does not include the further refining necessary to mint a beautiful 1 ounce coin.
BTW I just made the largest purchase of silver in 6 years, as I continue to dump gold for silver. We are in for a wild ride in 2012 as people realize the scariest three words in the English language, Counter-Party-Risk. Your wealth is not safe anywhere except what you hold in your hands.