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.