Matte Proof: a Proof coin with dull, slightly grainy surfaces. Applies to Proof coins struck from 1908-1916, Peace Dollars 1921-1922, and some modern Jefferson Nickel Proofs.
Matte Proof An experimental Proof striking, produced by the U.S. Mint mainly from 1907 to 1916, which has sandblasted or acid-pickled surfaces.
Matte Proof: experimental proof coin that has sandblasted or acid-treated surfaces
mint: Coins are struck in facilities called "mints." There are private and governmental mints. Only mints run by governments produce legal tender coins.
Matte proof - A proof coin with a grainy surface appearance produced by dies treated to obtain a minutely etched surface.
Maverick - An unidentifiable specimen, generally referring to a token.
MD - Acronym for medium date.
A proof coin with a fine granular surface - rather than mirror like.
matte proof - Matte proof coins are special proofs that have a grainy sandblasted look on the surface. Matte proof coins were rarely made in the early part of the 1900′s.
A proof coin on which the surface is granular or dull. On U.S. coins this type of surface was used on proofs of the early 20th century. The process has since been abandoned.
Matte Proof - A special type of proof finish used at the Philadelphia Mint prior to World War I.
A proof coin or medal with a finely grained finish over the entire surface . This technique was popular in the 19th century and has now been almost completely replaced by the frosting of certain parts of a coin's design.
Matte Proof: Especially U.S. gold coins of 1908-1916, coins produced from dies entirely sandblasted with no mirror surfaces. See also frost and Proof.
maverick: An unidentifiable specimen, generally referring to a token.
A certain type of proof minted in the U.S. mostly from 1908 to 1916. Gold and silver matte proofs have a dull, granular (i.e. sandblasted) finish without any mirror-like qualities.
A Proof coin for which the planchet is treated in a manner other than polishing. A dull and frosted finish is achieved. See Matte Finish.
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Matte Proof - This is an experimental proof strike that has a textured sandblast appearance. These were produced from 1907 to 1916 and had less reflectivity than the business strikes.
Matte Proof - Proofs with a special grainy look.
Mint - Place where coins are manufactured. Can also be used casually to describe coins whose condition is close to the original condition when the coin left the mint.
Matte Proof: coins produced from dies entirely sandblasted with no mirror surfaces.
Minor coin: A silver coin of less than crown weight or any coin struck in base metal.
Mint Mark: A letter or other symbol indicating the mint of origin.
A special type of proof manufacturing process used on some United States coins from 1908-1916.
Matte Proof Rarity
2065 1925 Norse American Centennial. Gold. Matte Proof-64. Attractive olive highlights on satiny matte surfaces. A truly splendid near-gem specimen of a prized rarity.
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Very few Matte Proof Peace Dollars with high relief were minted in 1921 and 1922. These coins are extremely rare and are worth up to $50,000 according to the 2006 Red Book.
Matte Proof A proof coin produced by the U.S. Mint mainly from 1907 to 1916 which has sandblasted or acid-pickled surfaces. Medal A coin-like object produced to commemorate an event or person.
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matte proof: A type of proof strike that has a sandblasted appearance as opposed to a typical mirror finish
mint: a facility that produces coins ...
From 1909 to 1917, the mint manufactured the Lincoln Cent as a Matte Proofs. The word "matte" refers to the finish on the proof coin. All Proofs were struck at the Philadelphia Mint.
5,967 Matte Proofs were made from 1913 through 1916, and 10,189 Brilliant Proofs in 1936 and 1937.
For example, a matte proof gold piece has very little, if any, brilliance, cartwheel or contrast. Therefore, the lustre of a matte proof Saint Gaudens $20 must be evaluated purely on the basis of original mint sheen.
Cook Islands, 50 Dollars, 1990 Matte Proof
ELIZABETH II-COOK ISLANDS / 1990
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ENDANGERED WORLD WILDLIFE / 50 DOLLARS
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experimental proof coin that has sandblasted or acid-treated surfaces ...
5. A proof coin or medal having a dull, finely granulated surface is called what?
Answer Matte Proof
1. Is the image on a coinage hub mostly raised or incused?
Answer Raised ...
In the first year of the coin's issue, 1913, there were two distinct varieties, the first showing the bison on a mound (pictured above) and the second with the base redesigned to a thinner, straight line. Matte proof coins were struck and made ...
The recent release of 25,000 special issues of the botanical commemorative including a matte proof Jefferson nickel for $34 seems like a particularly good deal.
They do not have reflective field.
Satin - Proofs struck in a fashion in between a Brilliant and Matte proof. These coins have a smooth surface, however, are not reflective. Examples would be Peace proofs from 1921 and 1922.
Several other methods have been used in the past to achieve this effect, including sand blasting (the dies, not the coins), and matte proofs. Proof coins of the early 1800s even appear to be scratched, but it was part of the production process.
Normally the fields are highly polished, with the design matte, however matte proofs where the whole coin is matte are known (especially the 1902 GB proofs), ...
There is considerable demand at present for such coins, and they bring about $1,200 to $2,200 each in Proof-65 grade, depending upon the date. Collectors should take great care in buying matte proof coins of this period.
Inspired by others' success at this, Bruce Lorich tried it with a PCGS Matte Proof-65 Indian $5 gold piece. By making the coin go Sideways from Clear to White my good friend netted $2,000 more when he sold the coin! Insane, but true.
See also: Matte, Proof, Coin, Mint, Struck