Silver has monetary value which will rediscovered as huge leveraged debt burdened enconomies continue to print currency from thin air to try and demonetise their debts.
It is likely that paper 'holders' will end up with nothing in time.
In UK you have to pay VAT to purchase real physical silver which is an attempt to keep people away from this way of holding wealth and traditional real money. There are coins which are exempt from captial gains tax which now would be excellent time to stash some away.
Best advice buy physical bullion and hold it.