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RHM22

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Prooflike - in German?
« on: January 16, 2010, 11:12:28 PM »
Could someone please tell me how to say prooflike or PL in German? I know the coin grades, but I don't know designations like prooflike. Thanks in advance!

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Re: Prooflike - in German?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2010, 11:56:17 PM »
AFAIK German doesn't have a separate word for Prooflike.
Both Proof and Prooflike are called Spiegelglanz or Polierte Platte (PP).
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Re: Prooflike - in German?
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2010, 09:51:27 AM »
We've discussed "handgehoben" on other threads before, but just to unearth it again, is that term getting towards "proof-like", or is it more like "selected BU" and thus an entirely different category?


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Re: Prooflike - in German?
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2010, 10:04:53 AM »
We've discussed "handgehoben" on other threads before, but just to unearth it again, is that term getting towards "proof-like", or is it more like "selected BU" and thus an entirely different category?
Martin,
"Handgehoben" is purely Austrian and means "selected BU". As a rule these "Handgehoben" coins are struck twice, resulting in much nicer coins than "common BU". But no polished dies and/or blanks are used.
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Re: Prooflike - in German?
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2010, 11:56:02 PM »
AFAIK German doesn't have a separate word for Prooflike.
Both Proof and Prooflike are called Spiegelglanz or Polierte Platte (PP).

Strictly speaking, "Polierte Platte" (PP) is "proof", and "Spiegelglanz" is "prooflike". The German "PP" collector coins, for example, are actually PL - which means the dies are polished but the blanks are not.

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