Spotlight on Proof Sets

If you are an avid coin collector, proof sets are a must-have for any collection. In fact, there are some coins that you can only get through special proof sets! Proof sets can also be a good way to start collecting rare coins in Rockville, MD. But what exactly is a proof set, and why should you care?

Proof sets are important for two main reasons: First, they are usually stored in a special case to ensure that the coins do not incur any unnecessary wear and tear. Second, the process of creating the proof coin itself is usually different from the creation of a circulated coin. A proof coin is produced with two presses to give the coin additional detail, and it’s treated with acid to give it a nice shine, called a cameo finish. This makes for a coin that you literally cannot get anywhere else!

At Coins of the Realm, we have a large selection of collectible proof sets and other coins. If you are interested in starting a coin collection or simply adding to it, look at our offerings online or call our coin experts at (301) 340-1640.

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