Classic example of artificial toning.

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Morgandude11, May 18, 2012.

  1. Morgandude11

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

    Happened to see this on E bay this afternoon. This is the most classic example of Artificial Toning I have ever seen. The seller admits in his listing that it is AT, done by anodizing. Just for those who don't see obvious AT that much--well, here's an incredible example:

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  3. gbroke

    gbroke Naturally Toned eyes!!!!
  4. WriterIN

    WriterIN New Member

    I think it's gorgeous as a work of art. I'd like to float it in a lucite block and use it as a paperweight. As far as numismatic value, blecch.
  5. gbroke

    gbroke Naturally Toned

    That is an interesting take on it. I guess I'm too cynical. :)
  6. jloring

    jloring Senior Citizen

    Morgandude should have posted a warning in his title: "wear eye protection before viewing".
  7. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    Makes me sad in my pants to see what has happened to a nice coin due to this toning premium nonsense. Just as sad as when in the 70's I saw nice original coins being dipped because of the white coin nonsense.

    Both extremes, when they lead to people messing with coins, is simply sad. :(
  8. gbroke

    gbroke Naturally Toned

    Artificial toning should only be done to ancient coins!:)

    edit: "re-patina'd" lol

    How awesome is this!
  9. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    Lol, ours retone actually quite nicely after they have been cleaned. You cannot tell it from the pic, but my avatar has a light pretty rainbow tone in hand.
  10. coinguy-matthew

    coinguy-matthew Ike Crazy

    You can see these all over Ebay but good post...:thumb:
  11. riff

    riff I ain't got time to bleed

  12. icerain

    icerain Mastir spellyr Supporter

    The sad part is, some people will still pay more for the AT coin.
  13. Bazz

    Bazz Member

    Makes you never want to buy a toned coin seeing how easy it is to alter in that u-tube video. Thanks for bringing that video in Riff and for showing the example Morgandude
  14. rickmp

    rickmp The other White Meat.

  15. Numis-addict

    Numis-addict Addicted to coins

    EASY?!? I decided to do an experiment once, since someone had mentioned that some ATers did so by putting it near the oven. I roasted like 20 dimes in my oven at 375˚, trying to figure out if I could predict how long the coins had been cooked. I got nowhere, but even in my cooking I found that blue toning was uncommon, and not a single one went rainbow. They were all extremely obvious.

    (note: not a single coin with numismatic value was harmed, just post 2000 clad junk)
  16. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    Well, um, yeah that is not right, not even close. ;)
  17. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    That coin looks like the puddle, under my van, after a heavy rain........
  18. Numis-addict

    Numis-addict Addicted to coins

    and why would that be?:p
  19. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    Like the "oil slick" toning...... Sorry, I just had to.
  20. Numis-addict

    Numis-addict Addicted to coins

    That is exactly what my dad says when he sees toning. Says it looks like someone put oil on the thing:devil:
  21. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    No need to be sorry. That's exactly what I meant......:)
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