During a financially troubling time as was the case with the Great Depression, the last thing you want to do is let go of something that has monetary value. Gold is and always has been the basis of all finance, commerce and society. What many of the companies that give cash for your gold don't tell you, is they know the value of gold is increasing almost daily. Not only that, but you don't get retail (or even wholesale) value for your gold, no...you get 'scrap' value, the lowest possible value gold can have.
Instead of trading your precious gold for fiat money that will very soon have little or no value, hang on to it! History will show that this troubled economy is only going to get worse, rising gas and food prices will lead to hoarding, riots and price gouging. You can avoid the pitfall of society by retaining one thing that will never loose value...GOLD!