Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Dfrizz21, Jun 12, 2019.
Unsure if these coins are toned? And if they increase or decrease the value of the coins?
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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
That sort of "toning" is fugly to all astute collectors of toners.
Toned and not pleasing to my eyes.
Toned, and ugly.
That kind of toning is usually attributable to spending a great deal of time in a coin folder.
Fugly toned coins, yep scrap silver pile for me.
Thanks all. Will just sell them.
Check the mint mark very closely on that 1942 Merc before dumping.
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
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
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...
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!
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.
I would say these coins are more tarnished than toned .
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