Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Juggalo, Dec 13, 2019.
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Like a dried chemical stain IMHO
Most collectors of toners are those who prefer the brilliant colors you'd find on the old cartwheels, mostly Morgan dollars. The ones that carry hefty premiums are not those that have a tinge of gold around the rim but more often have a rainbow arc, a cat's eye or even target toning.
If I recall, very rarely do you find a clad coin with such vibrant colors unless it happened to be Artificial Toning (AT). @cladking could probably tell you more about these.
Thanks for the fast answer and actually I was thinking the same thing though I had seen one similarly colored but not so extreme that one was a lot older in the 50s. I just wasn't sure what caused it chemicals make sense. Looks like I'll just hang on to it was hoping though that I had found some extra Xmas cash.
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I have a 1987 ASE that I had received as a gift when it was new. I tossed it into a desk drawer wherein it sat for more than 25 years. It is now naturally toned and possibly worth hundreds or even thousands to those who collect this sort of thing.
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My knowledge here is limited but I can confirm that golden toning is common in clad and other toning quite scarce. It's scarce enough that there are likely individuals trying to create it.
I am told that toned clad can be quite valuable. Clad simply tends to corrode or turn gold rather than develop other colors.
I'm not sure how you figured this out. But personally, I think NT's are amazing. Here's a few of the many that I have.
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