SBSS 3. Silver is Money

SBSS 3. Silver is Money


A través de la historia la plata ha sido usada como dinero por más tiempo y en más lugares que el oro. Para funcionar como dinero, un item monetario debe tener ciertas características: 1.Debe ser un medio de intercambio, debe tener liquidez y ser fácilmente canjeable. Debe ser fácilmente transportable (los metales preciosos tienen una elevada relación valor-peso) Y debe ser durable. 2.Para ser unidad de medida: debe ser divisible en unidades menores sin destruir su valor. Los metales preciosos pueden amonedarse desde lingotes o fundirse en barras otra vez, con bajo costo. Debe ser fungible, es decir, una unidad o pieza es equivalente a otra unidad, razón por la cual los diamantes, las obras de arte o los bienes raíces no son adecuados como dinero. Debe tener un peso específico, o medida o tamaño verificablemente confiable. La tercera característica es que debe ser depósito de valor. Debe ser duradero a largo plazo y no perecedero o sujeto a deterioro. Debe tener un valor estable. Debe ser difícil de falsificar y el genuino fácilmente reconocible. Actualmente la plata no se usa como dinero debido a que no circula. Pero sí provee un rol crucial como depósito de valor. ¿Por qué el oro y la plata tienen valor? “¿Por qué el oro se vende a 20 dólares la onza?” “No sé. Porque es escaso.” “Mil hombres salen a buscar oro. Después de seis meses uno tiene suerte. Uno de mil. …representa no sólo su propio trabajo sino también el de otros 999… Eso es…6 000 meses en 500 años rascando la montaña y pasando hambre y sed. …lo que es por el trabajo humano necesario para encontrarlo y extaerlo.” Pensemos cuánta energía, trabajo, inventiva y tiempo son necesarios para encontrar esa plata y refinarla. “La empresa minera produce plata en barras, cuya composición es de 93 a 97% de plata pura. Luego vende las barras a una refinería, donde son purificadas aún más para venderlas a la industria. La acción comienza dentro de la mina, donde los geólogos dirigen un detector-pistola a varios puntos sobre la superficie rocosa. El dispositivo detecta los niveles de 40 elementos, incluyendo plata. La plata en su estado natural no es en absoluto color plateado. Es gris carbón. Esos sedimentos que parecen plata son en realidad zinc y plomo. Los mineros perforan las áreas ricas en plata señaladas por los geólogos e insertan cartuchos de dinamita Luego de la explosión, los carros llevan los trozos de roca, llamada mena, a la superficie. Los geólogos luego testean la mena por montones y la mezclan según requerimientos, para lograr un consistente contenido de plata por kg. de mena. La mena entonces va a la primera trituradora, cuyos enormes dientes de acero dividen los trozos grandes en pedazos menores, que, a través de una parrilla, caen a una segunda trituradora que los descompone en pedazos aún menores. Estos van a trituradoras de cono oscilatorio, que los reducen a trozos minúsculos. Una cinta transporta la mena triturada al molino de bolas. En este punto, los trozos de mena miden cerca de 6mm . Mientras el cilindro del molino rota, adentro rebotan unas bolas de acero, moliendo la mena hasta polvo. Un sistema de circulación de agua escurre el polvo rico en plata fuera del cilindro y hacia tanques grandes que mantienen el agua en movimiento. Para separar y disolver los metales que el polvo contiene, los obreros vierten ácido. 72 hs. más tarde, el residuo rocoso se asienta en el fondo. La solución, que contiene plata disuelta, se bombea a través de filtros prensa. Las placas filtradoras están tratadas con un químico a base de zinc que atrae las moléculas de plata. A medida que la solución pasa el filtro las placas atrapan partículas que contienen plata, formando una capa de polvo negro llamado “precipitado”. Este precipitado está compuesto de aproximadamente 50% de plata y 50% de residuos. Estos residuos son una mezcla de metales varios, lodo y otras impurezas. Para separar la plata del residuo, primero se seca el precipitado en un horno de gas por un par de horas. En el laboratorio de la empresa minera, los técnicos continuamente testean muestras de la mena para determinar la “ley”, el término para la cantidad de plata por kg. de mena. Calientan las muestras a 1093 ºC durante una hora, para quemar las impurezas. Lo que queda después es plata y otros metales, como plomo, zinc, cobre, selenio y cadmio. Los técnicos luego tratan las muestras con un producto químico que impide que la plata se consuma y los vuelven a colocar en el horno. Cuando las muestras se sacan al cabo de una hora, todos los otros metales se han eliminado y sólo la plata permanece. La plata se pesa y se compara con el peso de la muestra original, para calcular la ley. La clave para manejar una mina rentable está en asegurar que la ley es consistente dentro de ciertos parámetros. De vuelta en la planta, los obreros colocan el precipitado ya seco dentro de un horno, junto con sustancias químicas que impiden la combustión de la plata. Alrededor de 4 horas más tarde, la plata y los residuos se han separado y fundido. Los obreros vierten el fundido en moldes con forma de barra. La plata, al ser más pesada, se deposita en el fondo y los residuos, que flotan en la superficie, se retiran. En menos de 5 minutos, la plata fundida se enfría y endurece, permitiendo extraer lo que ahora es una barra de plata. La empresa minera vende las barras a refinerías, para transformarlas en plata de calidad industrial.” Es una locura pensar que todas esas toneladas de tierra se removieron sólo para conseguir una onza de plata y en este momento podemos comprarla por menos del costo medio de una cena.

100 Comments

  1. We all have to start accumulating silver but how do we purchase it? with fiat currency. Right now we still need cash money to live but i think in the near future the tables will turn. Start slowly buy what you can afford i mean after all every single one of us has bills to pay.

  2. For two years i bought one oz of silver a week as a forced savings. that 11 dollars a week has payed me back plus some. I sleep easier at night as well. when it soared over 40 dollars an oz i knew it was just a bubble to scrape the money off of the people then push it down below value so the remaining buyers on that trend would sell further driving down the market. It stabilized at 32/oz way below its real value. If the dollar was .77% an oz of pure silver and the fed devalued the dollar 99%

  3. The real value should stand at 120.78 an oz just on the true principal of what a dollar is and has been defined. this would better coincide with the price of gold. @ a 15 silver to 1 gold ratio. now if you factor in to account for the current scarcity of silver the price should be on par with gold like palladium is to platinum.

  4. now if you applied the 120 principal I explained down below and applied it to the price of a new home in 1920's was between 2000-5000 silver dollars multiply that 2000-5000 number by 120.78 and hey we now have the same prices as today. the fact is the larger the numbers go to the more diverse the poverty is. The salary of the wealthy always keep up with inflation but the middle class and poor do not this laps in timing with inflation to pay raises is the root cause of class warfare.

  5. I have another question. Sorry, just trying to understand so I can prepare as best I can. Let's say it's a one or two months after the shops have been emptied and I'm hungry. Do you really think I could use silver coins to buy food from someone?

  6. @joejavacavalier2001 Why wouldn't you? I think it is VERY important to have months of food before any silver.

  7. I never knew any of this. Crazy that at the moment the spot is £20 an ounce. It should be way more just on the extraction and refining costs!

  8. Mike Maloney's right, silver is dirt cheap right now, literally. All that work and the miners are making a loss, this is the opportunity of a lifetime if not the century…

  9. I would love to know how silver was mined and refined in the days before today's technology, say like in the days of the Roman Empire.

  10. Silver is cheap mostly because it is used in many industrial procedure, contrarily to gold which is only use for jewels and safe haven for dictators. It's not the first time I've hear the word to buy silver or gold, but who's going to trade you floor for any piece of rock when all that crap collapse.

  11. You mention in the video a few spec that a curency must have, but their a lot a difenrent type a silver coins, will they all be good, I don't know. The only silver I have is an old silver fork that came from my grand mother, and I wont trade it, i'll keep it to eat the food that I've store or that I can produce on my little piece of land.

  12. If what you said is true, the ones that already have silver will be rich at the end, counties that are big producer of silver will be the next leading country and the other will die from starvation, it make no sens to me. At some point in history thei've used shells or bird feathers as money, it's not cos we've used silver in the past that mean that it's going to be used in the future.

  13. Do I have to remind you that the current monetary system was at first build on gold standard, I don't think it would be a better idea to build one over silver. Man labor is the real money, in other therms, what can you do to help other or the entire society. Man labor cannot be drilled or mined.

  14. 1 hour of my time = 1 hour of your time. That's it. A value of a man should not be refered to how much cash he as at the bank or how many once of silver he as piled up. But what else can you do beside counting your silver coins

  15. My parents are kinda brainwashed with thinking that paper is money. I myself want to take action, but I'm only 14, and they think that I'm spending money, but really I'm selling paper for silver. What do I do to let me buy silver. Their the ones with the credit card, and have a couple thousand dollars. Can you give me some advice.

  16. silver has value becuase of the uses it has.. one of the most important is water purification.. silver ware as well kept most of the Spanish Royal Family alive during the plague.

    as for how many hours? men took to dig it out of the ground? maybe that works for a value of FIAT.. which is used to pay Taxes..

    Normalcy Bias is overwhelming!

  17. Its smart of you that at your young age you're learning to be financially secure…you might even save your whole family from a financial collapse if you have more silver than they do.

    my advice would be to find a local coin shop…as well as craigslist site. However learn to detect fake silver from the real silver here on youtube and if you do buy from a craigslist seller, do all craigslist transactions inside a local bank or a local police station that way there's always a camera watching.

  18. Because the international bankers make them Axis of Terror countries and invade and destroy them.

    Look at Libya!

  19. It has tons of industrial uses especially if we ever break out of this fascist bullshit the US has created and real free enterprise can ever flourish ! It was equivalent to over $1200.00 an ounce in ancient times and that was BEFORE the industrial uses came along of course.

  20. I think I just got ripped off when I bought my first half dollar. I got confused and thought it was as valuable as other silver coins. I should have done some more research and looked at prices from professional dealers. I feel stupid. 🙁

  21. First off, great videos, very informative and entertaining. Also well edited and put together. I have to ask a question though ive been wondering since i starting buying silver, why is the gov. depleting its stockpile when surely they know theres a deficit? It just doesnt make sense to me if theres a price explosion ahead, why are they selling their stockpiles for this low amount?

  22. They laughed when I told them I was going to earn extra income with Zerlux Cash Code, but then I showed them the results. Go and google Zerlux Cash Code to see their reaction.

  23. i cant belive if only 2 million people bought 220 oz every year the would be no silver left for anyone else 2 million x 220 = to 440 million oz i real hope Chris in a few years people wake up your right about 40000 people only own silver some own tones some own 1000 oz some only 30 oz

  24. Federal Reserve Notes are already scarce. Gold/silver are even more scarce which will create deeper deflation like the crime of 1873 etc. Gold/silver define "false idols". Human beings are the value. The ONLY commodity which the "have-nots" control is time. Checkout mtnHours, ithacaHours, mileHighHours etc. When a collapse occurs the "have-nots" have always used barter scrip not the elite's commodities.

  25. Dear Chris Duane if silver becomes outpriced to the average american and can no longer afford it. Should we start saving our economic energy in say nickel or copper metals?

  26. I think anything that has intrinsic value is good. We have a long way to go before silver is too expensive. A silver dime is $2.

  27. Commercial for the silver traders?!? One can't deny the overwhelming professional made adds like this one to change our perception. Though … some silver or gold in the house is always a good plan.

  28. still cheap! 22 bucks per ounce…watch it go to hundreds of dollars or better yet, food and water, real things that you will need when the dollar collapses

  29. Hi, I have some questions about SS coins and the exchange, is there a way to email you before signing up? I really like your vids, nice work!

  30. "It's crazy to think that all those tons of earth were moved just to find one ounce of silver and right now we can buy it all for less than a dinner for four at our local sports bar."   Good point!

  31. In ancient Rome there were 600 silver coins for every 1 gold coin.
    Gold came online with Cortez.
    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Mar 28, 2015 will issue 3% loans on mortgages. This will
    boom real estate. In hyperinflation real estate is great. It is a hard asset.
    Silver was money for 2500 years, but no longer. All supply demand figures given by silver gurus are wrong.
    Silver has been overproduced for 150 years. The silver gurus never tell this new generation this.
    They told people not to buy a house, now they are renters for life. Silver is 75% mined as byproduct at $3.50
    an oz. It must be extracted as an impurity even if it was worthless. Only gold is money now.
    This generation will be known as the generation that figured out the Fed scam and rushed to buy
    the most manipulated industrial metal of all time. Silver. When fiat crashes, they will realize they
    didn't stack money (gold), they stacked greed, in the form of silver. Buy silver at 80 to 1 gold silver ratio.

  32. The commodity of gold and silver bullion has always been the gage of the value of currency, (paper notes). 31.103 grams @ .999 purity is the gage of true value. $1.00 in 1964 bought aprx. 24 grams pure silver. Today $1.00 buys aprx. 2 grams pure silver. Paper is almost worthless, so is coinage. Check Coinflation.com. We're in a lot of trouble and not just Americans, everyone everywhere. Theft. Fraud. Unconscionable. Reality.

  33. I loved your video! Silver is how I keep my savings. I will acquire silver every month to add to the stack. I have some vids on my channel showing what I've purchased.

  34. Matthew 6:21-23 — 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 22The eye is the lamp of the body. If your vision is clear, your whole body will be full of light. 23But if your vision is poor, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

  35. Gold and Silver represents locked human energy and labour. As shown in the vid it takes 100s of man hours to get 1oz to a buyer. paper currency on the other hand can be created in seconds by the push of a button hence it is fake wealth

  36. 900Then back to 250 again Bitcoin up 1000% world's nuts ms60 Morgan 1980. 19$ now 25$ some investment that is everything up 20times since then😎

  37. the thing that 2000 years ago you need thousands of people to mine 1 ton of silver ore per day, now you need quarry mahines who mine 1000 tones of ore per day so the price droped

  38. platinum palladium and rhodium are all non monetary metals. Gold and Silver a threats to monetary fiat, therefore they both are supressed until the day of days come.

  39. They now want to steal the hard earned savings of German citizens through New laws passed in a foreign country. It is called EDIS..

  40. this video still holds up. even tho silver got cheaper, if a random happening destroyed the economy sometime between 2012 and now, you would have been prepared. i only learned about real money and started stacking in 2018 which so far, has worked out great for me in retrospect considering spot prices.

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