I try not to go overboard with commemorative coins — especially modern day ones. I’ve always been partial to the design and style of the pre-1954 commemoratives, so if I’m going to spend my money, it’ll be on one of those coins.
I was also skeptical of the whole “reverse proof” thing. When I first heard of it, it sounded like a gimmick — not unlike colorized coins or commemorative coins with curved surfaces, like the moon landing or Baseball Hall of Fame coins. The purist in me was offended beyond belief.
But then I saw how great reverse proof coins looked and changed my mind faster than Eddie Murphy after he sees his paycheck and decides the crappy script he read wasn’t so bad after all. I bought a 2006-P Silver Eagle and a 2018-S JFK half dollar with beautiful reverse proof finishes and they’ve been fantastic additions to my collection.
So when I heard they were going to release Morgan and Peace commemorative dollars (a series I’ve been a big fan of) with reverse proof finishes, I knew what I had to do.