I know the answer to this is that it depends on what people collect.......but in general are proofs better then Uncirculated coins. It seems to me , that proofs are a mint fabrication and not put into circulation.....so does that make them a fad coin? So if I wanted to get a start with some new coins that I might be able to use as trading stock down the line......would I be better off with Uncirculated or proofs. Also Graded vs Ungraded. For instance I could buy a 2019 silver quarter (.999) ngc graded PF70 for about $18....I could buya 2019 Set of UNC quarters for about $18. I could buy a Silver Proof Set for about double the cost of the UNC setWhich would be better?