My scenario was real life Venezula, good money there is US dollars. The same when Zimabawee had hyper inflation, it wasn't gold or silver, the currency everyone trusted was the good old greenback. As I stated, I don't believe shtf will occur in my life time. To me where everyone will know how much gold spot is unlikely even if the greenback loses its status, some other currency will take over its mantle. Just like before the greenback was the reserve currency it was pound. FYI. I guess some people are referring to black market becuase in Venezula there is a currency control, so there are two exchange rates and the black market.