Thanks to all.
Thanks to all.
Here is an example of a Jefferson Nickel with the yellow-magenta-cyan color progression shown in gold-pink-lime green.
Here is an example of what I'm talking about (late 50's mint set toners, compliments of UtahCoin from the PCGS forums):
NOTE: The nickels are the toughest to find toned, as shown in the above photos. Often what you find is toned silver and copper, with slight toning of the nickels, as shown above.
NOTE: Notice the color of the nickels -- a light sky-blue (ref: Lehigh's AT nickel thread).
NOTE: The copper is toned only on one side (ref: a post by the_man who suggested one-sided toners are either roll-toned or AT).
Last edited by Leadfoot; 02-10-2009 at 12:59 PM.
In the '50s Mint Sets shades of blue are far and away the most common. Shades of yellow would be next and reds the least common. But there are some absolutely fabulous coins to be found in these sets.
Problem is, so many people are aware of this and have been aware of it for so many years that the sets are badly picked over and many of them have been broken up to be slabbed.
So if you run across one of these sets with 65 or better coins and nice color - you better pick it up. And don't be afraid to pay a premium - just don't go completely nuts like Lehigh
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So many choices. Now I will have to do my homework and decide.
Thanks for all the help, especially Lehigh and Leadfoot.
It will be hard to decide, the Morgans and the Nickels both look awesome.
I will keep an eye out for the Mint set.
Looks like I will have a fun time, very much looking forward to it.