Real toning?

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Detecto, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. Detecto

    Detecto VICTORIA DEI GRA BRITT REGINA FID DEF

    I love this coin either way. However I want to know if this coin has been cleaned and re-toned, or is it original?

    Thanks.

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  3. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 Pro amore Morgan pupa

    Who would want to artificially tone a coin that color?
  4. Detecto

    Detecto VICTORIA DEI GRA BRITT REGINA FID DEF

    What I mean is..has this coin been cleaned and since retoned or is this normal toning
  5. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Detecto, what are you, a detective? The coin's surface is flat. The coin and the color are otherwise fine. You said you like it. Learn to let it go at that.
  6. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    Yes, it has been cleaned and retoned. Are you really attempting to buy raw "original" 19th century coins on E-Bay using only photos?
  7. iGradeMS70

    iGradeMS70 AKA BustHalfBrian

    The coin appears to have probably been lightly cleaned at some point but was soonafter stored in an pop-in album (like those cheap Whitman albums - the ones w/out the clear, plastic shielding), where the sulfuric acid from the cardboard in the album came in contact with the coin, causing the toning we see now... So, to answer your quecsion - Yes, I believe the toning to be authentic. :)

    -Brian
  8. iGradeMS70

    iGradeMS70 AKA BustHalfBrian

    Darn... You beat me to it! ;)

    -Brian
  9. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

    i dunno!
  10. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    No... he expects it for under $20 shipped.
  11. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 Pro amore Morgan pupa




    Have you read the threads about MOST Silver coins having been dipped and retuned at one time? Guess not.

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