No monster boxes here, I can't afford that. I bought my first tube of ASE in 2016. Here's the tubes I got from 2016-2019. I keep them at the bank. I wrote the prices on them, the cheapest $358, the highest $441. Prices have sure gone up. I haven't bought a ASE tube since the pandemic started. I 2021 I bought a few proof ASE, a few 2021 Morgan/Peace and a little gold. So far in 2022 I had saved up and recently bought a 2022 1 oz gold eagle, but of course the spot price dropped over $40 after I bought it. It's going to be an interesting spot prices and premiums year with all that's going on.
I did the same thing! The vast majority of my ASEs are prior to 2020. I only bought a few from after 2019 to put in my date set. I've been mainly buying generic rounds and bars since then. Since the price dropped a little recently, I put in more than usual orders.
I really would prefer to buy ASEs but I just won't pay these ridiculous premiums.