Okies... here are the mintages of 1989-2010 1oz Silver Bullion Pandas in a chart... figures are from Peter Anthony's Panda Book (I recommend anyone serious about Pandas should get this book. Maggie might have a few copies). [imgz=http://forums.silverstackers.com/uploads/675_19892010pandas.jpg][/imgz] If we restrict the chart to the rarest 13, we get some interesting results. [imgz=http://forums.silverstackers.com/uploads/675_big13.jpg][/imgz] I would label these the BIG3+10 due to estimated rarity. BIG3 1. 1995MDST [imgz=http://forums.silverstackers.com/uploads/675_img_3282.jpeg][/imgz][imgz=http://forums.silverstackers.com/uploads/675_1995remd.jpg][/imgz] 2. 1999Serif [imgz=http://forums.silverstackers.com/uploads/675_img_3269.jpeg][/imgz][imgz=http://forums.silverstackers.com/uploads/675_img_3270.jpeg][/imgz] 3. 2000Mirror [imgz=http://forums.silverstackers.com/uploads/675_img_3284.jpeg][/imgz][imgz=http://forums.silverstackers.com/uploads/675_img_3286.jpeg][/imgz] Rare3+10 1. 1993LD 2. 1998LD 3. 1994SD 4. 1999LD 5. 1990SD 6. 1995SD 7. 1994LD 8. 1993SD 9. 2001D 10. 1991SD <Pics coming> Now... there are some obvious pitfalls when using rarity as the only means of selection...For the following reasons: 1. Mintage rarity doesn't automatically translate into high prices. (E.g. the 2000 Frosted has a higher mintage than the Rare3+10, yet it is more expensive than any of the Rare3+10). 2. Mintage rarity doesn't automatically translate into high demand. (E.g. the 1992SD and 1992LD have very high mintages compared to the to Rare3+10, but they are in the top10 of expensive Panda coins, and are highly sought after). If I were to go with my gut feeling, my list would look something like this: Prices are RRP OMP estimates from APMEX and other places. BIG3 1. 1995MDST $1995 2. 2000Mirror $1500 3. 1999Serif $900-$1000 BIG3+10 1. 2000Frosted $599 [imgz=http://forums.silverstackers.com/uploads/675_2005buf.jpeg][/imgz][imgz=http://forums.silverstackers.com/uploads/675_2005bur.jpeg][/imgz] 2. 1994LD $280 3. 1998LD $320 4. 1992LD $299 5. 1999SD $290 6. 1994SD $280 7. 1993LD $280 8. 1992SD $299 9. 2001D $230 [imgz=http://forums.silverstackers.com/uploads/675_img_3244.jpeg][/imgz][imgz=http://forums.silverstackers.com/uploads/675_emhww.jpeg][/imgz] 10. 1999LD $220 The above list isn't constructed from mintage rarity, but rather from my own experiences in buying Pandas (plus Peter Anthony's Pricepedia), and is based heavily on current sell prices - which I think is a good indicator, that takes into consideration rarity and popularity.