Is a Piefort the same thing as Proof? If not what does it mean.
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COIN GUY'S REPLY
Thanks for writing, and for reading the Coin Collecting portion of BellaOnLine.com. Let me make a slight correction here, the word is "Piedfort" and it is derived from a French word meaning "heavy foot." That is what is required to strike this special coin. In numismatic terms the word "Piedfort" refers to a coin that is double in thickness. In other words, a 2-ounce silver coin would be the same diameter as a one-ounce, only twice as thick. The coin may be a Proof or may be struck as an uncirculated piece, but in general they are coins or medallions made strictly for collectors.
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