For Americans, silver is more than a commodity

Mulberry Street NYC ca.1900. edit of Image:Mul....
Like gold, silver has held an "oddly emotional" place in U.S. history, and its sky-high price is putting the spotlight on the precious metal again, The Economist writes. In the past four months, the price of silver has surged 51%. The roles of gold and silver in the monetary system have always been unusually powerful in the U.S., the magazine noted. Full story here