Are these coins toned?

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Dfrizz21, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Dfrizz21

    Dfrizz21 New Member

    Unsure if these coins are toned? And if they increase or decrease the value of the coins? 0DB798CD-578B-4697-B339-137160381C73.jpeg
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  3. Dfrizz21

    Dfrizz21 New Member

    The reverse 76994FEB-8FC7-4FB8-8983-E091C2FBEC16.jpeg
  4. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Yes, they are toned. IMO, heavy toning like this is not appealing. However, your coins are all common 90% silver and their value is based on silver value, not numismatic value, so it really doesn’t make a difference. Hope that helps
  5. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    That sort of "toning" is fugly to all astute collectors of toners.

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  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Toned and not pleasing to my eyes.
  7. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    Toned, and ugly.
  8. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    That kind of toning is usually attributable to spending a great deal of time in a coin folder.
  9. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Fugly toned coins, yep scrap silver pile for me. :D
  10. Dfrizz21

    Dfrizz21 New Member

    Thanks all. Will just sell them.
  11. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    Check the mint mark very closely on that 1942 Merc before dumping.
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  12. Dfrizz21

    Dfrizz21 New Member

    I didn't notice til you said that. it looks like a w? hmm going to have to look into that, thanks. also would you know if they made a 1928d penny that is not copper. I have one and am not sure if it is fake or real? I know there are steel pennies in the 40's but cant find online when I google about a non copper penny 1928d
  13. Dfrizz21

    Dfrizz21 New Member

    looked into the w on front side, its the makers initials. and doesn't look like the date is doubled. thanks for the heads up though I appreciate it
  14. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    The mint mark (on the reverse, at the bottom left of the fasces) looks like a D, although the photos aren't quite clear enough to be sure.

    The 1942/1 Philadelphia (no-mint-mark) overdate is very easy to see. The 1942/1-D is a lot more subtle. If you can get a close-up, in-focus image of the coin, we might be able to tell whether you have one -- or you can look up 1942/1-D on Google and find the diagnostics yourself.

    Good luck! I've looked at several hundred 1942-D dimes and haven't yet found my first overdate, but they are still out there to be cherry-picked...
  15. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    Thanks Jeff for jumping in there, I meant date and mint mark of course. OP always check for key dates before dumping coins as even in rough shape they can be worth more than face or melt. Clear pictures can help folks help you!
  16. HaleiwaHI

    HaleiwaHI Active Member

    There's major difference between toning that's appealing and corrosion. Personally, I think these appear more corroded rather than toned. Toning that holds eye appeal has various colors of turquoise, browns, greens etc. Mostly they are stunning at first glance and often improve to the observer with a closer look.
  17. coincounter

    coincounter New Member

    I would say these coins are more tarnished than toned .
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