It cost 50% more for the fed to print a dollar bill then it did 3 years ago, but they say there is little inflation.
Will try and find the article tomorrow.
Hope you are buying gold and silver for savings. Those things are not investments or speculations -- those are savings.
The silver lining is that you are removing yourself from the system, just a little bit.
The Fed rarely "prints" bills anymore. It's mostly computerized adjustments to the major bank balance sheets at the Federal Reserve.