Shire Silver combines the best properties of old fashioned precious metal coins with the ease of use and convenience of more modern currencies. You can think of it as a cross between gold & silver bullion and community currencies like the Ithica Hour.
Each card contains a small amount of pure gold or silver, carrying real value that has been recognized for thousands of years. Better than old style notes where the value was stored and vulnerable to central bank debasement or government confiscation, the backing is in the cards. Better than newer local currency notes, there's no need to rely on the continued existence of the issuing organization. When you have Shire Silver cards, you have real value in your hands.
Shire Silver is like a local currency but with global value. It is real, stable, and sound money.