there was 50 years ago; there is less Silver above ground now than ever before as we use it up industrially and throw it away. Stockpiles are dwindling at a rate that will make Silver rarer than Gold and have an equal or greater value than Gold in the not distant future, and yet the price of Silver today is less than 1/60th the price of Gold, obscenely ridiculous.
It seems the Banksters or whoever has the power to control the market is keeping the price low to create a loss of confidence in PM as they cleverly buy up the slack - a slow methodical shakeout. Hang in and Silver will give you the security that even your home and job cannot give. Silver rocks!