# type sets and proof sets

**Q:** What is the difference between a gold type set and a gold proof set?

**A:** A proof set is a specially packaged group of coins containing at least one of most or all of the denominations of proof coins struck by a nation in a particular year. I’m not familiar with gold proof sets, but I would deduce they are proof gold coins in some type of set.

A type set is a a collection of coins of various designs; rather than try to complete the series, the goal of the type collector is to obtain at least one example of several different types.

An example of a gold type set is a gold piece from each denomination.

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