Sherm Lott keeps a small bag of silver coins hidden away in his Salt Lake City home.
For Lott, who inherited the pre-1965 dimes, quarters and half-dollars from his father, the money represents an insurance policy against the tough economic times and inflation he believes lie just ahead.
"I’m worried about inflation and that the government is broke. I’m worried the dollar is going to lose all its value," Lott said. "If that happens, we’re all going to be in for some tough times. Having a little silver or gold on hand won’t hurt."
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