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Shiny proof Virgina State Quarter
65.  It takes time to "take a shine" to proof coins...  How do they get proof coins so shiny? Before the images are struck on the blanks, the blanks are highly polished. And not only the blanks, but the dies that stamp them are polished too! It's easier to polish the background field on the die, where it's raised, than on the finished coin...but it still takes extra time.

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