It's Mokie's Blog

07 Oct 2018

Not a Fan

Coins-United States | It's Mokie

Reverse Proof coins seem all the fashion these days.  Seems like the trend started a few years ago with the Walking Liberty bullion coins and has now spread to the silver proof set (50th anniversary of the SF mint).  I have to say, that I find reverse proofs unattractive.  Coins are meant to highlight their design elements and not their empty fields and the reverse proof just creates design elements that are too shiny to be appreciated.  Give me matte proof design elements and brilliant fields any time.  Even full matte proof coins are more attractive in my humble and often misguided opinion.  

So what are your opinions?  Do you find them attractive?   I for one, wish they would fade far far away.



Level 6

I am not very excited by the reverse proof. Like the regular proof.


Level 6

They really don't interest me, but people should collect whatever they like...

I appreciate the design on the silver coins, but not the nickel, cent, and dollar, the color makes them less pretty, and if anyone remembers, in 2014 the US Mint made a reverse proof half for the anniversary of half dollars


Level 7

I think I'm the only one who likes them I'm not one for value but these coins selling separately are getting great prices. The cent over a hundred dollars. The quarters nice money. Anything that hasn't been done before sells nice. And if the mint is smart they won't make anymore of coins done already. There were a lot of problems but there were less 70 coins in this complete set than others. If you own a set the coins do have a certain beauty. To look t the same finish can bore you. But when you look at a matte or burnished or something like this when you hold it and look at it you appreciate it more. Thanks Mike.


Level 6

I'm not a fan of reverse proofs either. I do like matte proofs.


Level 6

I haven't seen any in real life so I* really can't have an opinion. I like the cent pictures I've seen. To each his/her own..

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