In 2019, our rebels attempt to combat the crisis of hyperinflation that grips America. Their method of doing so is through minting their own silver because it contains its own value. In the end, though, that is what money really is: anything that people believe has its own value. In our video asking people what they would use as currency should the dollar cease to exist, we got a lot of different responses on what people consider valuable.
While many people believe gold or silver to be the most valuable asset, there is one thing that could have value in a post-apocalyptic world: cigarettes.
According to author Dan Martin, author of the book "Apocalypse: How to Survive A Global Crisis", he would stock up on cigarettes so he could use them as currency when the dollar eventually crashes. Mr. Martin believes that anything people "can't live without" would be a valuable commodity, and can be easily exchanged for goods and services.