Precious metals are items with intrinsic value as a standalone. Unlike currency notes which can be printed, precious metals are of limited supply. This could be a method of storing resources if from a verified source. Interest rates on stored cash in the bank is of lesser value than 30 years ago. Thus, exploring newer means of storing wealth is justified.
A broad understanding about money is necessary for every citizen of the world. A class in economics cannot give one that. There is widely distributed information online which have summarized the concept about money. A summary video on the concept of money is provided at the end of this post.
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