I am a avid collector of both the uncirculated and proof ASEs. My problem is that I can't seem to locate any 2006 uncirculated ASEs that DON'T have very small spots where the "satin" finish, or what ever you want to call it, has been touched away or not produced. A coin dealer tried to tell me that it's because these are "first strike" and the dies have not worn enough to not make these "imperfections". Does anyone else buy this explaination or know what is up with these dots? I'm starting to believe that what I'm seeing are coins that sellers are tring to unload to the public because the sellers know that these coins will never even make MS69 grade or higher, that they are having the good coins graded and slabbed so that they can charge the high dollar.