I've paid up to $34/oz for silver coins (non eagles) and I feel a little suffered. If silver is $31/oz that means I spent damn 10% over the value. It has to be an investment, and I'll have to wait that much longer for the profit to roll in.
I'm still ok with it, I rather pay the lowest possible than pay the premium for the recognizable design. Some will disagree saying "it's so easy to counterfeit everything", but under that same logic silver eagles could be counterfeit too.
It's to my knowledge, while everything can be capable of counterfeit, 1oz coins are less likely to be faked compared to a 100oz bar that is filled in the center with junk metal. Just buy from a reputable store, mint or website and I think you'll be fine. I don't like the idea of buying on eBay. You can also check out kitco.com for lots of information, prices and an online store that caries every precious metal.
none of us are as strong as all of us