Post a Toned Coin

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


What color toning do you like best?

  1. Red

  2. Orange

  3. Yellow

  4. Green

  5. Blue

  6. Purple

  7. Black/Grey

  8. Rainbow

  9. None

  10. Other

  1. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    I’m not sure why it is, but I find I’m most attracted to rainbow toned coins with that vibrant green color that appears just inside the rim, often in an uneven pattern, rather than appearing as a band of uniform width. I suspect that particular hallmark has something to do with where and how the coins have been stored that controls how the coin toned overall.

    When I find examples I like, I’ll add links to this post . . .
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  3. RonSanderson

    RonSanderson Well-Known Member

    10c 1917-S full 01.gif

    Not sure if this one fits the bill, but there is green, it’s along the rim, and uneven.
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  4. robec

    robec Junior Member

  5. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    Yes, that’s the idea, although I prefer coins with more mint luster than that . . . I presume you do too.
  6. RonSanderson

    RonSanderson Well-Known Member

    Well, I do like some luster. But for $4.50 it’s hard to say no to that coin. It is one of my very few worn coins.
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  7. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    So this has very subtle toning around the edge of the obverse, much like album toning. I shot and re-shot this several times and just cannot seem to get the lighting right to make it show very well. Has flow lines on the obverse as well, probably from well used dies. PhotoEditor_20191128_192815819.jpg
  8. Skyman

    Skyman Well-Known Member

  9. Hoky77

    Hoky77 Well-Known Member

    Copper Nickel IMG_2589.JPG IMG_2587.JPG
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  10. Skyman

    Skyman Well-Known Member

  11. Cazkaboom

    Cazkaboom One for all, all for me.

  12. Mainebill

    Mainebill Bethany Danielle

    Absolutely toned. Beautiful original circam look. I love coins like this
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  13. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    I was thinking more like a patina look. I was thinking of another word but I can't recall it right now. But I get you point.
  14. Silverhouse

    Silverhouse Well-Known Member

    Got this in change in the till. Oddly toned for only a year old. AT? 20191205_190330.jpg 20191205_190355.jpg
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  15. RonSanderson

    RonSanderson Well-Known Member

    My friend at the LCS sets aside toned coins that aren't particularly valuable, then gives them to me so I can take pictures. This 1967 Lincoln and a 1966 were the latest freebies.

    01c 1967 #02 full 01.gif
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  16. C-B-D

    C-B-D Well-Known Member

  17. bsshog40

    bsshog40 Senior Member

    I know I posted this Jefferson just the other day, but I wanted to post it along with this Lincoln that I have also. I noticed Robec (Bob) gave me a like on the jeff. He has good taste as he gave me the Jefferson and this beauty of a Lincoln in the NGC Forum Secret Santa in 2013. Yep Bob, I still have them both. Thank you!
    1962 Jeff PCGS PR67.jpg 1961 1C PCGS PR67RB.jpg
  18. robec

    robec Junior Member

    Hi Bobby.........time flies. Glad to see you're still knocking around.I'm happy these two are still part of your collection.
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  19. Skyman

    Skyman Well-Known Member

  20. Cazkaboom

    Cazkaboom One for all, all for me.

    Won this on the bay. Can't wait to see it in hand.
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  21. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    What is the grade?
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