Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by SensibleSal66, Dec 5, 2021.
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I have my own question, wise guy. What the heck is "half-toning"?
Good morning @SensibleSal66
Hyphen abuse, lol
U For-got; The periot @ end of ur post.
Tough love Dept. Thankfully, your coin is a 1964 half leading you down a path of questions and discovery worth much more than the actual coin. While the coin is not ugly, once they turn black in part (no matter what the other rainbow colors) that part of the surface has become corroded and cannot be restored to its original color.
My same question exactly.
Yeah, kinda. As time goes on more and more of it will continue to get black.
Only you can decide that.
One of the commercial coin dips. BUT - unless you know what you're doing you shouldn't even try ! And even if you do know what you're doing it really won't matter much because part of that coin, the black part, is already permanently damaged.
Your best bet would be to sell it or trade it as is and buy another that you like as it is. And then store it properly.
And however it was that you stored it that one, well, it wasn't stored properly so don't do it that way again. And if you have other coins stored that way then you need to change things or they could easily end up looking like that one.
It's the same thing as dollar toning and quarter toning without the need of the hyphen.
this is why i tend to shy away from those rainbow toned coins, eventually (if not preserved properly) that is the end result....also zinc errors, where in say a broadstrike or double strike, where zinc is showing, eventually coin will crumble away to zinc dust...(sigh)
Sell that to someone who likes toned coins. Then buy you a white one. You might get enough to buy 2 white ones
My question is; Why would it matter? Unless there is something special about it, it's still worth the silver melt value.
Exactly!! I'll post more Pics in say 5yrs from now if we are still here.
Also, @CoinJockey73 , I got it from the kid down the street anyways!!
That kid's got some good stuff
There doesn't need to be anything special about it. There are usually two reasons, and sometimes a third, for dipping a coin. One is because you don't like the toning, after all a whole lot of toning is ugly in the eyes of a lot of people. And the second reason is that dipping a coin, at the right time, preserves the coin, saves the coin from the damage that is almost certain to happen if you allow it to tone beyond a certain point.
The third reason is that dipping a coin can sometimes greatly increase its value. Now granted, that wouldn't happen with this coin. But there are plenty of coins where it does happen. Those would be the ones you mention that have something special about them. For all the rest, typically at least one of the first two reasons apply, and sometimes both.
It’s a half dollar that’s toning black. Hehe
Yea. Who does that. Seriously !
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