I have written several articles about how Gold and Silver have gained allot of value over the last 10 years and the US Dollar has lost allot of value. Right now Federal Reserve Notes are not backed by anything. Gold and Silver were mostly used as money when our country was first founded. The U.S. Constitution in Article I, Section 10 even says that no state shall make anything, but gold and silver coin legal tender for the payment of debts. On top of that gold and silver were widely used for thousands of years in different ancient civilizations. Will they ever come back into use as money?