Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Coin Queen, Sep 21, 2019.
School me o wise coin masters for this grasshopper knows nothing on this subject..
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My pics are crap but it's a nice coin. Do people collect the colored or toned coins? A friend told me to save the 'rainbow' pennies but I don't see to much about them.
Well.... Toned coins are a very cliquish thing. Some folks are crazy about them. To others it is just a side note. There was a fellow on EBay not long ago that was subjecting innocent cents to a common plumbers torch. They were all manner of rainbow colors. I couldn’t tell you if he sold any..... Thing is, there is no wrong way to collect coins. Whatever puts a smile on your face is Ok. And if rainbow colored cents make you smile, then by all means... Collect them! As far as value goes, that is entirely subjective.
No, I don't think so, do they?...oh, yes they do!...It's what started the "artificial" toning epidemic & industry.
Do not worry about what other people collect. Collect what you like and you will enjoy the hobby much more. If you try to look for everything your friends tell ya too it will drive you crazy looking for all of it.
If you are interested in errors. Pick a couple types that really peak your interest. Study what to look for in those types of errors. Once you get really good at spotting them, then you can learn other types over time. Eventually you will get good at looking for several different things at one time.
Rainbow toning only means one thing to me.. Dried urine toning
I'm not joking.
That is hilarious..I get to tell my friend she can have all the rainbow/pee coins! Don't eat the yellow snow... Well don't collect rainbow coins lmao
I need to start smelling copper before I touch it.
They all have sections on chemicals and their reactions on coins, and artificial toning of coins.
It is really patination of the metal, having done metal working, silver/copper smithing for more years than I care to count. There are books and a whole host if tube vid's on the subject. Some of the processes can be dangerous due to the chemicals invoked, but there are enough that used household cleaners and food stuffs. That you can p-lay with to your hearts content. Heat patina's also are easy to do. and only require some heat source and a watchful eye as to timing. The color changes do denote the temperature the metal is at and that is why it is repeatable.
In the coin hobby the use of the word toning is used by the practitioners to give it an upgrade over the more common patina word which has a more widespread use and more people know the meaning of the word.
Since I do not collect coins and only tokens and medals, the attitude about cleaning tokens other than CWT's is not hard and fast. Tokens are made from the same alloys as coins so the same procedures and processes are used.
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