Very Good Article On Toning

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Randy Abercrombie, Jul 22, 2021.

  1. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I typically don't have very glowing things to say about Mezack's business. I get their emails and today they included a very succinct and informative article on toning. If I did my digital magic correctly, the link should be below.

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  3. Beefer518

    Beefer518 Well-Known Member

    Interesting and educational article.

    My guess is (slabbed) toned coins (Morgans most likely) will be an upcoming item he will be hucking at exorbitant prices.
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  4. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    Someone needs to inform CSNTV about plagiarism and copyright. LOL bottom of the article on CSNTV, This entry was posted in General on July 15, 2021 by lavanya kannan

    And I do a simple search on the linking of the words and get:
    Written by
    James Bucki Updated 11/30/20

    Not even a clever rewrite...... just changed some wording and taking credit as their own work.... '

    I think the same James Bucki was a member here for a period of time and pretty litigious about his published work being posted outside of where it belongs, which we won't have a problem with since it's a link, but,,, CSNTV MIGHT have a problem. LOL

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  5. charley

    charley Well-Known Member

    This article is spiced with cleverly worded misleading commentary, using basic factual statements manipulatively modified to lull the reader into a sense of trust and an impression that the entity/author has the consumer interests as the first priority of the entity.

    I disagree that it was succinct and/or informative, except to convince the reader to purchase the products the entity offers.
  6. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    I don't do links, but I do follow the answers and opinions, thank you.
  7. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    That is the smart thing to do. I posted a link because I didn't want to break any copyright laws cutting and pasting the article.
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  8. Insider

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    I agree! That's a really smart :cigar::bookworm: approach. Rather than reading EXACTLY what folks are talking about, take a guess from their comments.
  9. Mike Thorne

    Mike Thorne Well-Known Member

    If you want to read an authoritative treatise on coin preservation, cleaning, and toning, check out the second edition of Weimar White's Coin Chemistry. Personally, I prefer coins with minimal or no toning and am reminded of one of White's article titles: Toning is to Silver What Rust is to Iron: Bad News."
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  10. Insider

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    I respect the "likes" of all collectors. Some folks like "white" silver and others like toning (bad news oxidation). No one can argue with the normal chemistry of metal. However, I once answered Mr. White's view in print when I wrote that: "I'LL TAKE ALL THE "DAMAGED" RAINBOW COLORED SILVER COINS I CAN GET!!! :D:p

    The market values of those coins is on my side.
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  11. whopper64

    whopper64 Well-Known Member

    The article was actually informative and ended with the distinct warning not to buy ungraded toned coins, since they could be artificially toned. And the worth of a toned coin is in the "eye of the beholder".
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  12. Mac McDonald

    Mac McDonald Well-Known Member

    You got that right...the beholder-owner and the beholder-buyer...! Just get a load of the CRAZY prices sellers are trying for (and in some cases, getting) for toned coins...and many are graded/toned coins. That said, hard to assess reality v. fantasy with it all. And for some, the wilder and deeper the "rainbow" (and psychedelic) toning, the better...for them. If that's anyone's fantasy, so be it, but I'll stick with the white and off-white...maybe a little champagne and/or gentle golden toning here/there, now/then.
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  13. Mike Thorne

    Mike Thorne Well-Known Member

    Exactly my preference.
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