Uncirculated(mintmaked) versus proof

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  1. tigger2

    tigger2 Member

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    Two coins-

    An uncirculated coin (mintmarked) that has the same design and year of a coin in circulation. e.g. 2012 $2 Remembrance, Canberra mark

    A proof coin that has the same design and year of a coin in circulation. e.g. 2016 $1 50th Anniversary in proof

    If you're collecting pristine examples of coins in circulation, which type is preferable to the collector.
     
  2. dragafem

    dragafem Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I'd say proofs as they have lower mintage but it can become a storage problem given all proofs come in box,small or big.
     
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    I agree-if you've got big storage go for proofs...
     
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    For me it's proofs given their quality and numismatic history. Collecting uncirculated versions of circulating coins is crazy popular at the moment and I wonder if that's just temporary caused by all the hype around coloured $2 coins.
     
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    For me, Proofs then send for grading to avoid storage problems. If graded proof is available, it is good shortcut.
     
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    dragafem Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    For collectors,even if a coin is graded you still have to have the box coa...so still storage problem...but still proofs every time over high mintage bullion...
     
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    projack Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    You can keep the storage boxes separately. Nobody will break in to steal them if they are empty.
     
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    I think there might be more of a market for the uncirculated version of a coin because they are cheaper than a proof version.
     
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    dragafem Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    It would make them angry(if found) and just keep looking ....
     

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