TeachMeFinance.com - explain Proof piece
Proof piece -- One of the first coins struck from a new die,
which may be the die for a new coin or a new die for an old
coin. It is a perfect coin, specially polished, and is prized by
numismatists. New dies for all coins are employed at the beginning
of each year bearing the date of the new year and
old dies bearing the date of the preceding year are destroyed.
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