i want to start investing in gold or silver or both here really soon and would like some imput from anyone who might be an expert in precious metals. for as long as i can remember i have never seen gold, or silver drop in value more than a buck or two, it has always been on the rise. figured it would be better acquiring precious metals rather than stashing extra money away somewhere seeing how the dollar keeps falling and how the stock market is lol. i recently closed out and withdrew a bunch of money out of one of my retirement accounts due to it losing a massive amount of money this year already,(a low risk account at that!), i used most of it for a down payment on a new house. i have some gold and silver already but would like to start adding more (havent bought any in years) out of each paycheck if i can afford it. my goal to get started right now is purchasing silver coins, like the American Eagle, Canadian Maple Leaf, or whatever coin from whatever country where i can get the most "bang for the buck" for the value of the silver and/or gold. would it be wise to purchase "token coins" that are much cheaper rather than standard Mint issued coins with the same silver amount? i stopped by a "coin store" today to pick up some cases for old paper money and chatted with the dealer for a few minutes on the subject, but as with any "dealer" it seemed he was just trying to convince me to buy the most expensive coins he had.