Proof Coin Basics

Posted by Derek Sawchenko on

With every edition of coins that circulate there is usually a special set of those coins that aren’t meant to be in circulation, or in reality, for the use of day to day commerce at all. These unique coins are known as “proof sets”, and are mostly meant for the purpose of collection. They look different from the other coins as well, and not just the worn coins you may have in your pocket. Proof sets also look markedly different from uncirculated coins that have high MS grades. The reason that the proof sets look different is quite literally because they are made using a different process than their run of the mill counterparts. Proof coins are made using specially treated dies, as well as being struck multiple times. The specially treated dies give the background of the coin a mirror-like finish. The multiple strikes allow for the raised portions of the coin to be finer and show greater detail. This added work is what makes the coins more valuable since proof set coins generally have the exact same precious metal content as their everyday cousins. Certified Coin Consultants of Rockville Centre has many proof sets for your interest. With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, you know you’ll be dealing with some of the friendliest and knowledgeable people in the world of numismatics. So call, email, reach out on social media, or walk in today to get your hands on some beautiful PCGS, NGC, and CAC certified proof sets!

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