Apparently these notes are being discontinued.
I hear that some preppers are stacking metals as a means of preserving their wealth. They are afraid of stuff like this:
I am not sure if gold and silver is an effective means for hiding your assets and preserving your wealth. The gubbimint is watching the gold and silver distributors like hawks. You can bet they know exactly who is buying and how much. Our own rat faced prime minister here in Canada has made some derogatory remarks about those awful dirt people squirrelling away cash and depriving the gubbimint of their rightful share. How do ya spend metals anyways? Now, with electronic banking, the gubbimint knows exactly how much money you have, and exactly how you spend it. They have it right down to a science too - that's how they catch a wide variety of criminals. If Jamal is just a pore n' starvin' immigrant who came to Canada to live the dream - why is he driving around in a high end pimped out SUV? A little digging, and all of a sudden the cops see Jamal making a lot more money from his job at McDonalds than he should. They can do the same thing to any citizen they want.
I am no economist, but to me it looks like the whole economy has to buckle at some point. There's too many gov't sanctioned Ponzi schemes - from health care to welfare, too many white elephants, too many boondoggles, too much corruption. At some point something has to give. How does one "prep" for such interesting times?