So with the latest QE3 I decided to start diversify my portfolio and start buying some silver. I have heard and read in some books about the 1 oz (thats troy ounce) american eagle. So I looked up a couple of places here in the valley and went, talked to the guy and bought my first one. So, yes I have checked the price of silver every day since then, and I'll be darned I already lost money. Down .06 cents today. Leave it to me to bet on a horse that starts from the kneeling position. Oh well. I'm not really bummed I know it flucuates like the wave on a beach. But I was a little disheartened when he said it was made and backed by the U.S. Government. Not so sure I even trust that. I am surprised at how many different silver coins there are: Canada, mexico and australia to name a few. That makes me question which is the best? Is some better than other? If you collect silver, do you buy in person or mail order? If you mail order from who (kitco, goldline) and do you go with coin or ingot. There was so much to choose from. Well anyway give me your thoughts.