As an antique dealer put it today, silver has become the new buyers gold as they cannot afford gold, they buy silver. I just hope the silver cases stay exempt from the vast majority of smelters as we have lost enough gold cases. I agree on her assessment of the gold market, people are scrapping jewelery at an alarming rate from what I see in the shops. Even gold filled has a value, are these cases going to go the way of the buffalo as well? I wish I had the money to save them all, but I don't.