Silver Proof Coins
Proof coins are made in relatively low quantities and feature a more reflective or cameo appearance. Some collectors describe them as appearing frosted and more beautiful than the regular bullion issues. These coins are struck using specially polished dies, which may be sandblasted or treated with chemicals. The coins may also be struck more than once or with significant pressure. These coins are made specifically for collectors and are not intended for circulation. Because of the extra care taken in striking the coin, details in the design may stand out more and the field area may appear smoother than on a standard circulated coin.