BN and RB toned memorial cents

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  1. BlackberryPie

    BlackberryPie I like pie

    Are BN and RB toned MS and PR memorial cents worth the grading fees if the grades are roughly 64, 65, 66?
     
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  3. CircCam

    CircCam Victory

    Depends on how dramatic the toning is. The vast majority probably aren’t but full blown neon rainbows is another story.
     
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  4. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    The variations in toning on LMC's is interesting. Do you have any to post?
     
  5. BlackberryPie

    BlackberryPie I like pie

    They appear similar to this bad photo. Bluish purple tones with a red coppery background.
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  6. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    Here is one of mine.
    1960D Toned LMC.jpg
     
  7. BlackberryPie

    BlackberryPie I like pie

    I'll take photos with a DSLR tonight.
     
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  8. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis College Dorm Collector

    I think they call that urine toning because there is a chemical in our sweat and urine which makes them take on that slight purple-blue color. Not sure where I heard that but it someone knows if that is true let me know.
     
  9. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis College Dorm Collector

    Found this thread on the topic- yours is much weaker so I assume it was not submerged :smuggrin: just in a sweaty hand. https://www.cointalk.com/threads/would-ya-just-look-at-it.352789/

    These coins remind me of when I would play baseball, I would always have pennies in my pocket because I loved them and I'd play with them behind the plate when i was a catcher. I think they ended up like this but it has been some time. I probably spent them on a cool blue Gatorade at the drink stand. :p
     
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  10. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    Most of the toned material you have shown in the past is incredible. These LMCs have rather generic toning and would not generate a toning premium worthy of submission IMO. This is the only mint state rainbow toned LMC that I have ever owned.

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    IIRC, I sold it for $50-$60.
     
  11. BlackberryPie

    BlackberryPie I like pie

    They were in the same dansco that these came from.
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  12. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    Sulfur in food ( many veggies have sulfur ) is not stored in a medically normal person, so it is added to organic waste molecules and eliminated mostly by urination and small amounts in perspiration. If you have a urinary infections many of those bacteria involved metabolize and release sulfur compounds. Jim
     
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  13. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    Where do these fall in the toned scheme? I have had them since early childhood (1950 or so) and found them in change. I have many more in my collection.
    1909 P Toned.jpg 1918 Wood Grain Toned.jpg 1919 S Toned.jpg 1921 S Toned.jpg
     
  14. BlackberryPie

    BlackberryPie I like pie

    This has the same purplish blue but with pinks and golds. Graded 66RB.
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  15. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Personally I don't think they are worth grading costs.
     
  16. BlackberryPie

    BlackberryPie I like pie

    I sold the 55S for $180.
     
  17. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Glad you got that for it but I wouldn't have spent that much.
     
  18. BlackberryPie

    BlackberryPie I like pie

    The 44S is a pop 1/2.
     
  19. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    The 1965 might be worth a shot if sent in with other coins to lower the cost per coin. There are collectors looking for RB and BN examples to complete an entire date set, so it's always possible there would be interest in coins like that.
     
  20. BlackberryPie

    BlackberryPie I like pie

    These all came from a dansco my father put together years ago. The coins originally came from Mike DeFalco, well known for selling some of the coins in the Sunnywood Simpson collection.
     
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