When the USA either defaults on its debt or prints up so much money it results in massive inflation, which would you rather have: $1600 US Dollars or 1 oz gold? Which will buy more? You can also own 1/10th oz gold coins & 90% silver dimes/quarters. Which will buy more: $160 US Dollars or 1/10th oz gold coin? $3 US Dollars or 1 silver dime?