If you have read either of my reviews of the book Aftershock -Protect Yourself and Profit in the Next Global Financial Meltdown one of the protections recommended is to invest in precious metals. Depending on how much money you wish to invest, will dictate what metals you may wish to invest in. One simple way to invest is to buy Silver American Eagle coins. These coins produced by the U.S. Mint contain one ounce of .999 pure silver. Silver prices have gone up during the past few years, but the price of these coins are in reach of most of us, when compared to gold.
Take a look at these coins and see what you think.