Is this peace dollar artificially toned?

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  1. Dalladalla80

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  3. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    I think it is more likely that the toning is a secondary toning from being stored in a coin album after being cleaned/dipped. The real problem is that the 1922 is a common date and readily available in mint state grades for modest prices. Toning enthusiasts look for the combination of color and luster when paying premium prices. Since this coin is circulated, the toning is irrelevant, and the coin has no numismatic value, only intrinsic value.
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  4. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    I think if you artificially tone a coin you would be trying to enhance it's eye appeal. This coin looks like crap to me. I don't agree with the sellers XF grade. F-12 at best to me. Worth bullion value.
  5. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Same here. It has that look.
  6. kanga

    kanga 60 Year Collector

    I tend to agree with the "secondary toning" idea.
  7. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Sorry, terrible looking coin. I wouldn't buy it for any reason, that means I wouldn't buy it for half price even. fugly
  8. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Interesting, but not terribly attractive. I agree with the "secondary toning" consensus.
  9. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    Looks like something you would find while doing some remodeling of an old bar or house.
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