Seeing the thread on the BIG3 http://forums.silverstackers.com/message-273987.html#p273987 I thought that for a lot of people, these may be out of reach. So what would be a good investment in some of the rarer but perhaps not so expensive. While hopefully giving you a good return on your coins. This is based on OMP and does not take slabbed grades into account. Keep it to 1oz Silver and I have not included commeratives/medals as that is another section again. Possibly a good post starter. One of the things that are always of interest are scheduled mintage numbers, versus actual mintages and then you have surviving mintages ( http://forums.silverstackers.com/message-273241.html#p273241 ) if you want to discuss that. For these reasons I think that some type of scale is needed and perhaps Mr Ges book may be trying to establish such a system as basic as it is at the moment, again how accurate is it, to what you see on the market. If you look at the 2000Mirror while rare, it is pretty easy to find one, where as the 1995, 1999 don't seem to be on the market as much ? Again some more experienced Panda buyers can add to these initial thoughts. I will try to start off with a list based pretty much on mintages. I have included these as I think some research is needed, rather than taking directly from someones work. Those of you that have looked for a particular year may rate this a little different. So I look forward to input from all of you. BIG 3 - 1. 1995 Micro Date Small Twig Panda 1oz Silver 2. 1999 Large Date Serif Panda 1oz Silver 3. 2000 Mirror Panda 1oz Silver - Top Ten - 4. 1993 Large Date 1oz Silver 5. 1998 Large Date 6. 1994 Small Date 7. 1999 Large Date W/O Serif 7. 1990 Small Date 8. 1995 Small Date Short Twig 9. 1994 Large Date 10. 1993 Small Date 11. 1997 Large Date 12. 1991 Small Date 13. 2000 Panda Frosted Again just OMP, keen to see what others think. Please tell me were you think I am wrong and why, or agree For those that want to divulge perhaps what you are looking for and maybe what you have, your call on that.