Business strike using matte proof dies - what does this mean exactly?
I’m assuming this would not necessarily produce a “proof-like” surface because the planchettes are different between proof and business but wouldn’t it still look different than a die intended for business strike coins?
I have a coin that supposedly stuck by a matte proof die (based on VAM designation, VAM 1F of 1921 Liberty P dollar) but the strike itself - while strong and a good strike - is not a matte proof finish, per se.
so the question is, should it be a matte finish? Or would the planchette make that difference? Or was it just that they put more polish on them when striking “proof”? Why or why not?
So many questions - inquiring coin minds want to know ...