I only stumbled across the world of silver a few months ago while looking for a gorilla related gift ideas for the wife. Came across the Congo 1 oz coins and love the idea of splitting some of my spare cash into it from a something a bit different and fun point of view. I'm not talking big sums of money, my initial thoughts are every year to try and get a full 25 coin tube of Britannia's and a couple of each of half a dozen different mainstream coins such as Kookaburras, Panda's etc just to collect the different designs over the years. My aim is medium term up to retirement (20 years) before starting to cash things in.
This forum has been great in finding further information and i'm sure I will benefit from the wealth of experience on here, although I keep finding more things that I like (loved the Chinese silver note set that morezone reviewed on youtube)