Odd toning on Morgan dollars

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Shru, May 26, 2022.

  1. Shru

    Shru New Member

    Bought these oddly toned Morgan dollars. Any guess on what would have happened to these coins? 20220526_154343.jpg 20220526_154359.jpg 20220526_154423.jpg 20220526_154430.jpg
     
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  3. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    A lot of that toning looks 'terminal' and undesirable.....
     
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  4. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Perhaps stored in an damp and inhospitable situation.
     
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  5. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Almost looks like mildew...
     
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  6. Insider

    Insider Talent on loan from...

    Collectors usually don't call black oxidation toning. At least it is natural and not artificial.
     
  7. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Soak 'em in some pure grade acetone and see what 'shakes'.......
     
  8. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Looks like they were In a fire!!!.
     
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  9. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Not quite.
     
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  10. Shru

    Shru New Member

    I thought it was some sort of old chemical that was used on this coin. May to old cleaning?
     
  11. Shru

    Shru New Member

    Tried on a coin. Nothing comes off even after a few hours in it.
     
  12. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Sorry for that. I was hopeful.........
     
  13. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    eZest and a Q-tip
     
  14. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Collecting Since 1948 Supporter

    I'd say they were stored in a gun safe.
     
  15. buddy16cat

    buddy16cat Well-Known Member

    How much did you pay for those Morgans? They do have melt value even if they don't have much numismatic value. I was wondering about toning on my Peace Dollars I got in a lot along with a lot of Indian head Pennies
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    Last edited: May 26, 2022
  16. Sting 60

    Sting 60 Well-Known Member

    Looks like they where wrapped or rolled and where in a fire. The oxidation is pretty irregular; I don't think being stored in a damp place would give them such irregular spotting. My guess.
     
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  17. SorenCoins

    SorenCoins Well-Known Member

    I was also thinking maybe a fire?
     
  18. buddy16cat

    buddy16cat Well-Known Member

    I still say it depends on what he paid for them. If he paid melt he is ok.
     
  19. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat Well-Known Member

    It looks like long term exposure to sulfur to me.
     
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  20. desertgem

    desertgem Senior Errer Collecktor Supporter

    As extreme as they are, any treatment to remove the deep black areas chemically will make the untarnished area extremely obvious as they become raw appearing. Jim
     
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  21. Shru

    Shru New Member

    Nothing sells for melt now a days! I paid 32.50 each.
     
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