Over the years I’ve collected 1oz bars that were fabricated by Engelhard, Credit Suisse and Johnson Matthey. I’ve also collected rounds such as Maples, Libertads, Pandas and various Australian rounds. Obviously, I also collect American Silver Eagles (ASE). So, any bullion that is actually minted as a coin has both an intrinsic and a minted face value; this leads bullion minted as silver eagles to command a higher cost of ownership as you will always pay a premium above spot. I like ASE’s but are they worth the extra cost to purchase if you’re considering them as a investment in the commodity market and not as a numismatic holding?