Proof-specimen

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GBELEC
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Proof-specimen

Post by GBELEC » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:17 pm

What is the difference between proof set of Canadian coins and a specimen set of Canadian coins

troubadour
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Re: Proof-specimen

Post by troubadour » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:12 am

Specimen:
Image

Proof:
Image

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Re: Proof-specimen

Post by GBELEC » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:37 pm

Thanks for the reply , but wondering more as to how are they made different?? Are the loonies made from different metals ??? are they pressed under different pressure??? is the purpose of them just so the RCM has more product to market????

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Re: Proof-specimen

Post by GBELEC » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:33 pm

I must add troubadour, are those all from you collection?? I love it!!!!

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Re: Proof-specimen

Post by troubadour » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:25 am

they aren't. the pictures are from this page in french
http://www.numicanada.com/pieces-de-mon ... nce&id=399

And yes, it is a way for the Royal Canadian Mint to add products to their inventory for collectors. Most of the mints around the world produce these kind of collectors items.

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