Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Razz, Apr 18, 2022.
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These coins appear obviously, at least to me, proof.
Thanks for the F.d.c. clarification!
It's a wonder that Swiss moderns aren't really collected. Most are pretty scarce but with no demand when they can be found they are usually very inexpensive.
I've seen the FDC sets and believe they are what Krause calls Proof.
I must admit the north half is a bit flooded with light but the south half came out out incredibly well on the second pic.
Thanks as well! I have 7 of the 9 coin set from 1974 only not in the original mint packaging. They don't look quite as nice as the proofs but a little more PL than your uncirculated set. I will post.
"with the bloom of the die"
I believe some FDC's are considered Proof, some Unc, and some SMS dependent on the whims of collectors and catalogers. Some, like French, FDC's are just listed as "FDC" and usually look more like SMS than Unc or PR.
I really should know since Swiss is one of my specialties but the coins all tend to be so nice and their origin isn't always apparent. Plus I've never intentionally bought a Swiss Proof set though I think I have one somewhere.
Terminology has never interested me that much.
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