Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by B12, Jul 14, 2006.
I would really love to see some of these beauties.:hail:
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Just bumping it up.
funny, i was thinking of making a thread like this.
this is from my 1999 Proof Set.
the cent has some cool toning.
How about most of a toned 1905 proof set?
If anybody knows where to find a matching half dollar, I'm all ears...Mike
p.s. how about a toned satin proof buffalo:
Here's one of my proof Ikes that has some nice toning on the reverse, its a shame the scan didnt come out better.
Here's my "work in progress",.posted earlier in the month.
LEADFOOT...are those yours?
Yes they are my coins....Mike
p.s. here's one more:
Leadfoot, NICE COINS! Whats on that 1905 barber (the first one)??
How do you take such great pictures?
Toning. Here's another photo of it:
I've been meaning to reimage it, but I keep forgetting to take it out of my safe deposit box. :desk:
p.s. there are some scratches on the holder too.
I'll assume that question was directed at me...
Actually, I've been into digital photography for five years now, so I've had a bit of practice. The reason I've improved is simple... practice, practice, practice....Mike
p.s. here's a great article on coin photography: http://browncopper.com/
I'll forgive ya, I wish I had coins like to take out of my safety deposit box, thats a real beauty!
how can my/any coin get such colours by toning?
Thanks a lot- That article will help me with my troubles in photographing coins.
Typically it happens quite by accident. Some of the more spectacularly toned coins were once stored in albums, coin envelopes and coin cabinets. And in some cases the toning on Proof coins develops as a result of storage in the original presentation boxes. I don't have a US example to show for illustration purposes, but this 1911 British Proof set should serve -
Unfortunately, I'm barely capable of getting a good pic of any coin, much less a toned proof. However, of all the proof sets I've bought over the years, the only two sets I got from the mint were both 1961. The silver coins in the first set were all bright pink. Even the Lincoln had a pinkish tone to it. The second 1961 proof set was pretty normal except that the Jefferson nickel had a very distinct overall blue color. But the real interesting coin of the set was the Roosevelt dime. Roosevelt's head and face are a pale blue. The reverse was normal except for the 1/16th inch toning ring encircling the rim.
I've seen a lot of crazy toned coins over the years and was always a bit skeptical regarding natural/artificial toning. Those two proof sets made me a believer.......well, almost. Happy, Safe and hopefully More Prosperous New Year's to All!!:yes: Terri
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