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Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Lincoln Cents, Sep 9, 2011.

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What color toning do you like best?

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  1. jello

    jello Not Expert★NormL®

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    Nothing like a full head.
    Standing Liberty Quarter.
    He one of Mr K collection. 1916 also but other photo gallery wouldn't download. Toner big time!
    :)
     
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  3. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky

    I got my 1951 toned Canadian mint set today in the mail off Ebay. wow that 50 cent piece's toning warms my heart. It will make an amazing addition to my on going toned 50 cent collection from dates 1937-1967. sorry my phone camera takes crappy pics, but you will get the general idea of what that 50 cent piece toning looks like....
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  4. jello

    jello Not Expert★NormL®

    Nice set of toners!
    :)
     
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  5. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky

    thanks. I am trying to figure out which variety 1951 dollar coin i have ? where do you look on the coin for water lines ? left or right ? i do not think i am looking the right spot.
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    probably to out of focus to tell ?
     
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  6. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky

    I think I figured it out after looking on Ebay and the different types for 1951. to the right 3 water lines. :bookworm:
     
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  7. DJP7x0s

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  8. anderspud

    anderspud Active Member

    Why is toning so wonderful while simple cleaning is verboten?
     
  9. jello

    jello Not Expert★NormL®

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    Here one still in mint cellophane Golden Red and Brown. Free to the 1st pm today. No selling involved with be first one it yours.
    :)
     
  10. BadThad

    BadThad Calibrated for Lincolns

    Two totally different things!
     
  11. anderspud

    anderspud Active Member

    Do you have any in lemon flavor? And I would be partial to fuchia.
     
  12. rlm's cents

    rlm's cents Numismatist

    Is this close enough?
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  13. anderspud

    anderspud Active Member

    BadThad: How can you say Totally Different? They both change appearance, and cleaning is apt to be less drastic.
     
  14. rlm's cents

    rlm's cents Numismatist

    And one is natural with the other being purposely altered. Something akin to adding a MM, altering a date, etc.
     
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  15. anderspud

    anderspud Active Member

    Toning is a deliberate altering of a coin's appearance, including the patina. Cleaning is not at all akin with altering a date, etc (I don't recognize MM). It's true that a drastic cleaning would be something like bleaching or affecting the natural color---oh, but isn't that toning?
     
  16. rlm's cents

    rlm's cents Numismatist

    Deliberate toning is akin to cleaning. That is not natural. However, not all toning is deliberate - i.e.natural. For instance, the bags of silver dollars stored by the mint were far from deliberately toned. Natural toning accepted by (most of) the public
     
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  17. anderspud

    anderspud Active Member

    Then why are we able to request what shade we want?
     
  18. rlm's cents

    rlm's cents Numismatist

    Because there are a lot of them out the? But if you are requesting someone make one for you, I will bet it will not get certified. BTW, you still have not told me what was deliberate about those silver dollars.
     
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  19. Mainebill

    Mainebill Bethany Danielle

    My favorite type of toning image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
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  20. Mainebill

    Mainebill Bethany Danielle

    This was a batch I bought awhile ago sold all but 1 right off the last one I kept image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
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  21. anderspud

    anderspud Active Member

    Rim's Cents: I appreciate your patience in trying to sell me on toning, but I think a natural coin is one that is lurking in cashiers, just as I feel that a coin that is neatly trapped behind cellophane, isolated from human touch, is like a lion in a cage. I am not drawn to voting on what toning color I like best. I cringe when I see good looking 19th century coins dolled up with toning. My interest is in coins graded from AG to AU, where their noble chemical symbols mean almost good and almost uncirculated. Beyond that, there is not as much fun.
     
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