Does a proof coin have to have the background as polished and the foreground matte?

Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by Mypenny, Nov 12, 2018.

  1. Mypenny

    Mypenny Member

    Does a proof coin have to have the background polished and the foreground matte or can the foreground and different details be polished and the background matte?
     
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  3. Idries Pappas

    Idries Pappas Collector of US Coinage and Stampage

    Yes, those are called reverse proofs


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  4. Jaelus

    Jaelus Hungarian Collector Supporter

    There are also matte proofs without any polish.
     
  5. Idries Pappas

    Idries Pappas Collector of US Coinage and Stampage

    There were also proof coins produced with completely polished dies and no matte.
     
  6. Mypenny

    Mypenny Member

    Would this coin then be a proof coin?
     

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  7. Mypenny

    Mypenny Member

    Or reverse proof coin?
     
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