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Re: One more guys...for my education Is PROOF the same as SP

Definitions taken from dictionary in drop down to the left. Hope it helps. PROOF - A special striking of a coin, produced to show to those who have the right to choose the design for the coinage, a design at its best. Proofs are carefully struck by gentle pressure, usually at least twice, from carefully polished dies, on polished flans. The minutest details of the design are thus made clear. Because of their beauty, they are keenly sought by collectors. The term does NOT refer to the condition of the coin. PROOFLIKE - Having a surface as flawless and brilliant, or nearly so, as a proof but struck from working dies and sold to collectors as above-average specimens. The term originate with and is generally applied to Canadian uncirculated mint-produced and mint-packaged sets when appropriate. A strictly unofficial term attributed to James E. Charlton around 1954. SPECIMEN - A coin prepared with special care as an example of a given issue. The highest quality specimens are Proofs but until 1973 the Royal Canadian Mint did not have the capability to do this. Canadian specimens have been matte (and semi-matte) with a granular, dull or monotone surface and also brilliant with mirror fields and a frosted raised portion. Also a synonym for a numismatic item, eg. a very rare specimen meaning example

mikeymar, 3/4/2011
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