I will buy ASEs when I get them close to spot (within a couple bucks) on the Bay. But I mostly buy silver dollars. I LOVE the ASE proof coins and would buy them preferably if I could get them anywhere close to spot. But, of course, that isn't going to happen.
Something about the finish on the bullion ASEs just looks cheap to me. So I buy lots and lots of silver dollars, whenever I can get them cheap. But I also love walking liberty halves -- so it is not the pattern on the ASE that leaves me cold, just the finish.
Anyone make rounds with a mirror finish that sell near spot? I might have to start collecting those. . .