Toning on Low Grade Bust Half.

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by longshot, Feb 16, 2019.

  1. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    Been looking at my coin here and was wondering why the toning is pulled back from around Liberty's profile, inside the loops of the date, etc. Why? And is this indicative of a problem coin? It does hurt the eye appeal IMO. Thanks!
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    Last edited: Feb 16, 2019
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  3. kanga

    kanga 60 Year Collector

    That's often a sign of a coin cleaned by wiping.
    Not dipped; not abrasively.
     
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  4. Sullysullinburg

    Sullysullinburg Well-Known Member

    Looks kinda like a Circ Cam.
     
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  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Probably retained from an old cleaning.
     
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  6. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody...

    Looks like there was crud buildup around the devices which protected the surfaces from heavy oxidation. When the coin was dipped in acetone, the crud fell away, revealing the lighter-toned areas. I like it, and there should be no effect on the value.
     
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