I am new to the gold and silver thing and I don't have a clue where to start with this. I have this much figured out, I want larger quanities of smaller worth gold or silver (hope this is making some sense). If I want to barter or buy in the post crash era, it would seem smaller dollar amounts are better, safer, easier to deal with. So when you (or I) walk into a place that sells gold or silver what is the best things to purchase? coins? I have heard the term "buy pre 1964" why is that best? So when you got started in this where did you start? knowing what you know now, what would you do differently to set yourself up better for the future? I know its probably a loaded topic, so I appreciate any help and resonse.