I read survivalblog.com on a regular basis (condolences to Rawles' family) and an interesting article caught my eye today. From Russell in Dallas, Texas. He brings up some great points about how even tho pre-1965 coins are the best coins to store for After-Times, most people won't know that. There won't be internet to research. There won't be open bookstores to find coin reference books. The knowledge will be among those few who prepped but will it do any good among the masses?
I have to say that I agree with Russell from Dallas, Texas. Look at our basic needs to survive: food, water, shelter, clothing. If I take care of our family's needs for these, then I can barter similar items for others: sewing kits and fabric, salt, boots, etc. Anything else and a small stash of all kinds of coins would work just fine.
In my real day-to-day life, I know of only 1 family who actually preps, and I'm sure they don't know about coins. If they do, they don't talk about it. But of course, I don't either. But when I ask for rolls of nickles at the bank, they always have some.
Perhaps I'm naive. Perhaps a bit practical.
Read the article at http://www.survivalblog.com/2009/09/letter_re_will_junk_silver_be.html then come back here to comment....
Are you hoarding the recommended pre-1965 coins?
Are you saving all coins?
Are you "buying" rolls of nickles as fast as you can?
Are you hiding your stash in a safe place?
What do YOU think will be the best "barter item" after things hit the fan?
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