Valued by the weight of the precious metal, which fluctuates based on its daily price.
Wall Street Metals – Gold and Silver Investing
Proof Coins are the finest quality of coin produced by the United States Mint. The term “proof” refers to the coin’s finish. Proof blanks are specially treated, hand-polished, and cleaned to ensure high-quality strikes. The blanks are then fed into presses fitted with specially polished dies and struck at least twice. The coins are then carefully packaged to showcase and preserve their exceptional finish. These coins:
Uncirculated coins are hand-loaded into the coining press and struck on specially burnished blanks, yet have a soft, matte-like finish appearance. These coins:
Circulating coins are produced for circulations, but those sold directly by the United States Mint are never released to the Federal Reserve Bank. These coins: