Quite true. My mistake there - it appeared to be the same at a quick glance of the images and description. Regardless of that my point still stands in that I don't find it particularly helpful making comparisons between differing types of bullion. They all have their good and bad points. The criteria that affect my purchase decisions are as follows: Cost Mintage Demand (current) Future demand (numismatic potential) Liquidity Quality Some of these are related or overlap and some are subjective. I would be interested to hear what criteria you use hobo-jo? Also - I think it is worth mentioning I am neither for or against any type of coin/bullion. My personal belief based on the criteria I have listed above is that at the moment Panda's and Lunars both look good. Lunars probably coming out on top due to their lower and fixed mintage for the rest of the series. In terms of a straight comparison between maples, ase and panda I believe Pandas come out on top.