I would appreciate some advice on ASE bullion coin purchases. I have noticed that the prices appear to vary based on the date of the ASE. Since these coins do not have a mint mark and are sold based on their silver contact, so why should I or anyone care what the date of mintage is?
These coins are not rare? The US mint has sold over 21 million ASE thru July 2010 yet the 2010 ASE are selling for more than the 2009 or 2008 ASE. Why do dealers charge a premium for some dates?
I understand that the US Mint has not produced BU or proof ASE since 8/08, so all the '09 & '10 ASE must be bullion coins. Right?
I know that I'm missing some of the facts? Can you assist me? Thanks.