Hi A long time user of BMW forums and then it occurred to me to join a precious metals forum to learn a bit. I suspect there are also a few readers of Ayn Rand in here. I am about to pull the trigger on some physical purchases of silver mainly and perhaps a few ounces of gold. I have been watching and reading for little while now but I have been of the opinion that things are on a shaky foundation. I have USD to spend and was thinking 1kg, 10oz, 5oz in bars and then a mix of coins/rounds through SD Bullion and Perth Mint on the AUD side being my local. I have always liked silver from a young age but should I include some fractional/gram gold and a few 1 ounce bars or just use my money to buy silver? I am not looking to trade it just as a hedge against inflation and I dont trust the banks as far as I could spit them and with the new bill introduced to parliament to make it illegal to use cash for business transactions over $10k I feel its a slippery slope we are heading down. Is say 2000-2500 ounces diving too deep first off?