Discolored Buffalo Nickels?

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  1. Dug13

    Dug13 Well-Known Member

    I occasionally see buffalo nickels with an odd colorations. Brown streaks or as in this case a muted yellow color. Is this toning, improper alloy mixture, or something else all together? (I do see light conventional toning in front of the nose).

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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    Looks like toning caused by those old cardboard albums i find most of them quite attractive.
     
  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    That's toning, and I agree with @potty dollar 1878 - in this case, it's attractive, rather than "discolored". Of course toning can be either attractive or ugly, depending on the eye of the beholder.
     
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  7. mike estes

    mike estes Well-Known Member

    hey Dug13 that's a really great picture of your buffalo nickel and yes i believe the toning started in a holder. I've seen different coins tone in different types of holders. all the coins above my post are really nice coins, great job guys. good luck to you all
     
  8. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Gorgeous coloring. What makes it even nicer, it's sealed. Thanks for the look see.
     
  9. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Appears to be just toning, as others have stated. I like it.
     
  10. BadThad

    BadThad Calibrated for Lincolns

    Beautifully toned!
     
  11. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Whoa...I used to know a guy named @BadThad ...
     
  12. BadThad

    BadThad Calibrated for Lincolns

    You still do brother! Just been a rough past few years for me. :(
     
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  13. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Sorry to hear, best wishes for smooth seas ahead!
     
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