Another sign of the coming apocalypse. A Swiss mint is now selling credit card sized bars of gold, that are divided into one gram sections that can be easily broken off to pay for smaller purchases. Apparently this is very popular in Europe right now, and the plan is to introduce them here and in India.
It is a sign of the growing unease in the value of fiat money of any kind, and that people are going back to traditional stores of wealth. Given the amount of debt that the current administration has loaded onto the backs of the American people, it seems inevitable that the government will be printing, and thereby encouraging inflation and the destruction of the value of the greenback. The only time tested insurance against that is the traditional stores of value.