With the recent pull back in silver I want to get into some ASE's. This will be my first purchase of ASE's as I have been waiting for the price to come back and now it has. I have looked around locally and online. I have narrowed it down to two sites: goldmart.com providentmetals.com GoldMart quotes $2.79 over spot for 2011 and earlier coins. The current quote is $33.79 per coin with silver at $31. Their shipping, if paid by credit card, is $53 and if you pay with cash it's $15. Their cash total is $1,367.55. Per coin price is $34.19 or $3.19 over spot. ProvidentMetals $34.14 if paid by cash and $35.16 if paid by credit card and their shipping is only $11.95. Their cash total is $1,370.75. Per coin price is $34.27 or $3.27 over spot. As you can see their prices are almost identical. Can I do better with another company? I was hoping for a price closer to $2 over spot. Is $2 over spot unrealistic for these coins? Does it matter what year coin I get? I know the older years have a higher premium. Should I worry about that or just go with the newer coins which are currently cheaper? I'm really in this for the long term investment and not a short term flip. I currently have plenty junk silver (dimes, quarters and halves). I also have enough Morgan's and some generic silver rounds. I really want to beef up my bullion portion and really think the ASE's are the way to go. Any advice on where to buy and what to buy, in your opinion, is greatly appreciated.