Classic example of artificial toning.

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Morgandude11, May 18, 2012.

  1. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 Pro amore Morgan pupa

    Happened to see this on E bay this afternoon. This is the most classic example of Artificial Toning I have ever seen. The seller admits in his listing that it is AT, done by anodizing. Just for those who don't see obvious AT that much--well, here's an incredible example:

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  3. gbroke

    gbroke Naturally Toned Supporter

    Ahhhhhhhhh...my eyes!!!!
  4. WriterIN

    WriterIN New Member

    I think it's gorgeous as a work of art. I'd like to float it in a lucite block and use it as a paperweight. As far as numismatic value, blecch.
  5. gbroke

    gbroke Naturally Toned Supporter

    That is an interesting take on it. I guess I'm too cynical. :)
  6. jloring

    jloring Senior Citizen

    Morgandude should have posted a warning in his title: "wear eye protection before viewing".
  7. medoraman

    medoraman Well-Known Member Supporter

    Makes me sad in my pants to see what has happened to a nice coin due to this toning premium nonsense. Just as sad as when in the 70's I saw nice original coins being dipped because of the white coin nonsense.

    Both extremes, when they lead to people messing with coins, is simply sad. :(
  8. gbroke

    gbroke Naturally Toned Supporter

    Artificial toning should only be done to ancient coins!:)

    edit: "re-patina'd" lol

    How awesome is this!
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  9. medoraman

    medoraman Well-Known Member Supporter

    Lol, ours retone actually quite nicely after they have been cleaned. You cannot tell it from the pic, but my avatar has a light pretty rainbow tone in hand.
  10. coinguy-matthew

    coinguy-matthew Ike Crazy Supporter

    You can see these all over Ebay but good post...:thumb:
  11. riff

    riff New-mismatist

  12. icerain

    icerain Mastir spellyr

    The sad part is, some people will still pay more for the AT coin.
  13. Bazz

    Bazz Member

    Makes you never want to buy a toned coin seeing how easy it is to alter in that u-tube video. Thanks for bringing that video in Riff and for showing the example Morgandude
  14. rickmp

    rickmp USDA PRIME Supporter

  15. Numis-addict

    Numis-addict Addicted to coins

    EASY?!? I decided to do an experiment once, since someone had mentioned that some ATers did so by putting it near the oven. I roasted like 20 dimes in my oven at 375˚, trying to figure out if I could predict how long the coins had been cooked. I got nowhere, but even in my cooking I found that blue toning was uncommon, and not a single one went rainbow. They were all extremely obvious.

    (note: not a single coin with numismatic value was harmed, just post 2000 clad junk)
  16. medoraman

    medoraman Well-Known Member Supporter

    Well, um, yeah that is not right, not even close. ;)
  17. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    That coin looks like the puddle, under my van, after a heavy rain........
  18. Numis-addict

    Numis-addict Addicted to coins

    and why would that be?:p
  19. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    Like the "oil slick" toning...... Sorry, I just had to.
  20. Numis-addict

    Numis-addict Addicted to coins

    That is exactly what my dad says when he sees toning. Says it looks like someone put oil on the thing:devil:
  21. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    No need to be sorry. That's exactly what I meant......:)

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