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Choice Proof – A Coin That’s Not Quite Gem

Three Choice Proofs, graded PR63 by PCGS and CACG. Image: David Lawrence Rare Coins / CoinWeek.
Three Choice Proofs, graded PR63 by PCGS and CACG. Image: David Lawrence Rare Coins / CoinWeek.

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes …..
 

(adj.)

Choice Proof is a term used to describe an unimpaired Proof coin that is not of Gem quality. Technically, a Choice Proof is a Proof coin graded Proof 63 (PF63/PR63), which the major grading services define as a coin with a middling or slightly weak strike that harbors moderate marks or hairlines.

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