Post Some Toned Proofs!!!

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by B12, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. B12

    B12 Coin Hoarder

    I would really love to see some of these beauties.:hail:
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  3. B12

    B12 Coin Hoarder

    Just bumping it up.
  4. Magman

    Magman U.S. Money Collector

    funny, i was thinking of making a thread like this.

    this is from my 1999 Proof Set.
    the cent has some cool toning.

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  5. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot there is no spoon

    How about most of a toned 1905 proof set?

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    If anybody knows where to find a matching half dollar, I'm all ears...Mike

    p.s. how about a toned satin proof buffalo:

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  6. CoinDude08

    CoinDude08 New Member

    Here's one of my proof Ikes that has some nice toning on the reverse, its a shame the scan didnt come out better.

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  7. Mikjo0

    Mikjo0 Numismatist

    Here's my "work in progress",.posted earlier in the month.
    LEADFOOT...are those yours?

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  8. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot there is no spoon

    Yes they are my coins....Mike

    p.s. here's one more:

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  9. gulfofmex

    gulfofmex Senior Member

    Leadfoot, NICE COINS! Whats on that 1905 barber (the first one)??
  10. CoinDude08

    CoinDude08 New Member

    How do you take such great pictures?
  11. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot there is no spoon

    Toning. Here's another photo of it:

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    I've been meaning to reimage it, but I keep forgetting to take it out of my safe deposit box. :desk:

    Have fun...Mike

    p.s. there are some scratches on the holder too.
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  12. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot there is no spoon

    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/
  13. gulfofmex

    gulfofmex Senior Member

    I'll forgive ya, I wish I had coins like to take out of my safety deposit box, thats a real beauty!
  14. B12

    B12 Coin Hoarder

    Beautiful....juuuust beautiful.
  15. leuquim

    leuquim New Member

    how can my/any coin get such colours by toning?
  16. yarm

    yarm Junior Member Supporter

    1869 Dolllar

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  17. ProofRon

    ProofRon New Member

    Thanks a lot- That article will help me with my troubles in photographing coins.
  18. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator


    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 -

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  19. leuquim

    leuquim New Member

  20. DJsMom

    DJsMom New Member

    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
  21. WingedLiberty

    WingedLiberty The Color of Money

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