Its down between $26-$27 and ounce right now and APMEX is doing $1.69 over spot which saves 30 cents per coin.
It's not a short term investment, and it's not gold but I happen to like silver. It's got a lot of industrial uses, it's a lower buy in price than gold and I personally think it's got more long term potential than gold. I think gold is going to hit a plateau before silver does. Metals like gold & silver typically go the opposite of currency so it can also be a good way to diversify a bit.
Most importantly, it can be hidden away in a shoebox (or safe) and passed on to the kids on the hush hush.
The shipping charges are kinda steep, so I don't suggest buying one coin at a time from online, but you can still pick up 12 ounces for less than $400 and spread the per coin shipping down to a reasonable amount.
*I am not a professsional, my comments don't mean shit. Don't blame me if you buy up $12k in silver and it stays below $30 for the rest of your life. It's just a suggestion because the prices a so low right now.
Peace & Happy New Years!