Pre 1965 US mint silver coins. Maybe one of your best investments. Some of your savings should be stored in US minted silver change, available from coin dealers in various quantities, ie 100 oz silver or hundred dollar face value bags. Because of the recognition and denomination sizes (dimes, quarters and half dollars) they are better than 1 oz American Eagle Silver coins for your smaller day to day retail business transactions--should the need arise.
Old US Silver coins...This is otherwise known as 90% silver. Collect them whenever you can...The date to watch out for are years between 1932-1964. These are coins minted with 90% silver on them are very desirable to silver bugs and coin collectors alike.