My friend and I were looking at the historical prices of silver and gold. The gold play we felt had already been made until maybe a few years from now. We felt that if we bought gold that we would actually ride the price down for awhile. Silver, on the other hand, caught our attention as a metal that still has a big potential upside, especially since it’s price is much lower to begin with anyway. So, my friend, who had made me take a look at investing in precious metals, talked me into buying some silver bars.