I would like to start purchasing some silver, but live in a fairly small town and don't really know where to start. From my research, coinage looks good as my father in law runs an auction house and he sometimes has old coins. My question is this: In a situation where silver is needed to buy goods, does it matter what the silver is formed in to? Reason I ask is that our local bank has recently had silver coins printed up for their 150th anniversary. They are 1 troy ounce and are 99.99% silver I believe. They have a authentication card with them. They are $30 per coin. Would this be a good start to pick up some of these, or in a hyperinflation situation are coins like these of less value or hard to sell? Also, I read somewhere to go to a bank and buy rolls of Kennedy half dollars and look for pre 1964 coins. Is that viable as well? Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!