Okay, I'm months late with this answer, but definitely gold. The dollar is being devalued everyday (deliberately, governments are debtors and debtors always want to repay their debts with cheaper money).
Either could devalue. It's a toss up question.
Gold, of course, like everyone else would.
$100 bills. The value of gold could decrease.
yeah why would anyone take gold. forget value for a minute. if you needed something substanible even if you moved to the freaking moon and need something shiny to trade to alien invaders for your life. GOLD is ur answer. turn it into armor, fuel, melt it into a crown and declare your self king or queen of this worthless future. GOLD
I'm going to say gold.
I'd try to do half-and-half, if I could. I don't want to put all my bags in one exit.
I'd take the 100 dollar bills and invest the whole shebang in a diversified fund, balanced with domestic and foreign stocks, as well as a good mix of low-medium and high risk investments, using a dollar-cost averaging strategy to balance yield with safety.
It doesn't matter what the value of the dollar is if you are diversified, because you are going to have money tied into hard assets and commodities, as well as foreign currencies. That's the whole point of diversification.
Pennies. If the value of the dollar goes up, they are still legal tender. And if the value of the dollar goes down, they are still copper.
newer pennies are only a small percentage copper, the rest is an iron compound of some sort
Aren't pennies copper-clad zinc? Otherwise, a magnet would attract them.
I'll take it in gold, thankyou!!!! Those terms are ok with me. $50,000 will come in very handy come retirement, or a rainy day 5years down the road.
Can you earn interest on it without spending it ?
You best take it in gold.W/inflation your 50,000 cash will be worth less and your gold coins worth more in 5 yrs,guaranteed.