Yes, silver is $12.13 an ounce. Yes, no one seems to be respecting this spot price. Yes, if is difficult and near impossible to find Silver Eagles, Maples, and other government-issued silver bullion for less than $17 per ounce. But, it is a terrible idea to buy a Silver Eagle for $16.13 an ounce if you find one. SPOT IS $12.13. DO I NEED TO SAY THAT AGAIN? SPOT IS 12 BUCKS! Do you really think paying a 25% premium is a good deal? Dear god, people. If you buy at this price you need silver to rise 25% to sell for spot. Don't be foolish!