Egg Toning a Philippines Peso (+ lunch)

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by hotwheelsearl, Oct 19, 2021.

  1. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    I posted yesterday about a cleaned 1909S peso that I bought for $20. With a relatively common coin and low cost, I figured I may as well try to artificially tone it for kicks and giggles.

    Before: IMG_E1939.JPG
    Classically over-cleaned, a dull shine with no character.


    I hard boiled an egg, and mashed it with a fork. I put it in a container with the coin over to the side, making sure not to make contact between the egg and the coin.

    I left it in for around an hour or so.

    I left this in wayyy too long. I could have just been content with the edge toning I saw in the first 20 minutes, but then I actually forgot about this, went back to work, and suddenly remembered about my egg coin. I feel like this went a little too extra, but either way more attractive than the original toned version.

    The reverse toned up much better than the obverse, for whatever reason - I like the blues on the edge; the obverse didn't really get much fancy color.


    Egg-and-tuna salad sandwich for breakfast!
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  3. expat

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    I like it. Always be recognised as AT, but a massive improvement in eye appeal
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