1961 Proof nickel turning milky rainbow color?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Howard Ryan, Jan 20, 2023.

  1. Howard Ryan

    Howard Ryan Member

    Firet two are the same coin, last one is another, how it originally looked. I've read that this can happen sometimes and is natural. They are all sealed in saflips. The oroginal holders had holes in them.
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  3. LakeEffect

    LakeEffect Average Circulated Supporter

    Proof nickels can and do tone sometimes. It's hard to tell from your photos but some of the darker spots look a little worrisome but it may just be the lighting.
  4. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Depending upon the storage environment (shoe box, old shoe, belfry, watch tower) stuff (coins) is gonna oxidize.
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  5. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Well-Known Member

    Correct proof Jeffs can tone, spot,carbon spot, etc...nickels in general tend to have a higher frequency of carbon spots. I've have slabbed raw unc. Buffalo nickels to have them spot with carbon.
    There's nothing you can do ...to stop or fix.
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    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

  7. LakeEffect

    LakeEffect Average Circulated Supporter

    Note to self: Take coins out of belfry and find a new hiding place. They're on to us...
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  8. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    In the oven. Nobody looks there
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  9. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Well-Known Member

    I do.... nothing sez luvin like something from the oven. ;) and pie sez it best!
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  10. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    That's where my wife keeps her quilting fabric.........
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  11. charley

    charley Well-Known Member

    I don't think she has ever used the oven for anything but a Laboratory for her burnt food recipes (well, I think it started as food...)
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