After doing the math, I found that 1/10th oz gold coins gives a better bang for your buck than a 10 oz silver bar. Currently, I've been buying 1/10th oz AGE and 1/10th oz gold Maples (occasionally, a 1/10th oz gold Britannia or 1/10th oz Philharmonics). I am interested in buying 1/10th oz Krugerrands, but I noticed that that there is a substantial difference in price between a random year ($150) or 2017 ($170). In general, random year coins usually cost a little less than current year coin - but not always. In fact, I just saw a online vendor selling 2017 1/10th oz Maples for less than random years. There is about a $20 difference between a random year and 2017 1/10th oz Krugerrands. This may not seem much, but the math says otherwise. That's about a 13% increase. I would never pay for such an increase. Is this substantial increase a result of a lower mintage for 2017?