Re: Buying some USA nickles for the intrinsic value.
If you want something with "intrinsic value" that doesn't weigh a ton, you're probably better off with gold. Unless things have changed you can buy and sell gold wafers and bars of various sizes through Bank of Nova Scotia. I have no idea what the gold market is doing these days but the good news is, neither does anyone else! From the looks of it it's been pretty flat since last fall.