For many people the decision to buy gold and silver is a future investment. The prices of these precious metals have increased and decreased over the years. Paper currency is almost as valuable as apiece of notebook paper, and carries about the same amount of weigh. There are alternatives to making and saving money, in this economy of uncertainty. The best investment for any coin collector or business owner to make is in gold. The price of gold is constantly soaring, making it one of the most valuable pieces of metal on the market.