defining Specimen vs. Proof-like coins

General discussions on the canadian coins errors and varieties.
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rlhaug
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defining Specimen vs. Proof-like coins

Post by rlhaug » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:45 pm

I cant tell the difference. Both types of coins are double struck on special plachets.

coinguy
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Re: defining Specimen vs. Proof-like coins

Post by coinguy » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:43 am

Depends on what year you are referring.
Specimen Finishes vary. Can you post a picture
or at least describe what coin you are referring to?
You don't really give a lot of information to go by.

rlhaug
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Re: defining Specimen vs. Proof-like coins

Post by rlhaug » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:27 pm

I am interested in the general differences between PL and Specimen coins. I have quite a collection of Canadian coins but I am depending on the sellers description of 60s-80s coins; be it specimen or PL. Later the finish is different and distinguishable but the earlier coins appear to be the same PL/Specimen.


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