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Why should/shouldnt you collect Proof coins?  
 

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 Posted 03/11/2012  09:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jeffrose to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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You cannot deny the beauty of a frosted cameo proof coin.



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 Posted 03/11/2012  11:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DM1975 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I love my proof coins. They represent the highest form of the art of minting coins for their time and are stunning looking in my opinion. I also collect mint state and circulated coins as well, but I do not shun proof coins for any silly reason. They all have their place.
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 Posted 03/11/2012  1:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add okiepb to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I also really like the Proofs - especially the heavy frosted varieties. Hard to beat that beauty,

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 Posted 03/11/2012  2:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bryan1315 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have every proof set from 1942 to 2011. I have a few more older ones to get but kind of lost interest before I finished the whole collection. I do still try to get one of each variety each year (silver proof and clad proof) just in case I ever regain interest in them again down the road
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 Posted 03/11/2012  3:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add snowman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I appreciate both proof and business strike coins. Probably better than 95% of my collection is circulated strike, but I won't hesitate to buy a proof coin that I like. In fact, my local seller has a basket of proofs that have been broken out of sets which I usually cherry pick a few coins from each visit.
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 Posted 03/11/2012  6:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add enworb to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I like the proof coins. Theyre very different and very beautiful. I say collect both together.
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 Posted 03/11/2012  7:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Apollo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply






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 Posted 03/11/2012  7:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Apollo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
^ That is the reason you should collect proof coins
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 Posted 03/11/2012  10:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DM1975 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is another reason ;-)

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 Posted 03/11/2012  10:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Apollo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice!
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 Posted 03/11/2012  10:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add muddler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I like this one too!



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 Posted 03/11/2012  10:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add yarm to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hmmm, made on specially polished planchets, struck multiple times to bring up the detail, handled carefully for sale to collectors.
Hey, I'm a collector, I can live with that!

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 Posted 03/12/2012  08:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have at least one set from the 40's somewhere to present on proof sets. I also break out many sets for Albums. However, since I have more of one type of Album, I usually end up with many extras in proofs. So I started a Proof only album which is in a 3 ringed binder and full of about 30 of those plastic pages that hold 20 2x2's.
Not even sure why I do that since they are all in several boxes and never get looked at anyway. Yes they are made to be looked at and not put into circulation but if in a box, what good are they? For the ones in Albums they at least get looked at occationally. Otherwise I think they are unnecessary. Sort of like making a gun with all Gold and Silver inlays and all engraved.
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 Posted 03/12/2012  09:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add muddler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yarm, beautiful piece! Got a reverse photo?
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