What are Proof Coins?
Proof coins (proofs) are coins that are specially struck for collectors using polished diesDie
These beautiful coins are loved and admired by collectors all around the world.
You will get a better understanding of the following explanation if you will read How Coins Are Made first, then return to this page and read it.
That way you will understand the terms used on this page.
When proofs are made they are struckStriking
These polished and cleaned dies are specially selected and are wiped clean and re-polished every 15-25 impressions.
To make the coin as perfect as possible, even the coin blanksBlank
Planchets for proofs are hand fed, one at a time, into the coin pressPress
Compared to regular coins for circulation, making proofs is a very slow process.
The finished proof coin is a very shiny, mirrorlike coin, most having frosted devicesDevice
These coins have extra sharp detailsDetails
Proofs are available as single coins, or in Proof Mint Sets. They are also available in Silver Proof Sets.
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