Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Gigi63, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. Gigi63

    Gigi63 Member

    Hello Guys.
    Could someone tell me why this coin has a gold coloring around it?
    Im fairly new to coin searching. S20190823_0001.jpg S20190823_0002.jpg S20190823_0003.jpg
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  3. eric6794

    eric6794 Well-Known Member

    Some people call it tarnishing some people call it toning but basically it's just the environment changing the color.
  4. Gigi63

    Gigi63 Member

    Thank you muck..i just really liked the color and thought it was something to it...Thanks again.
  5. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Why? Because we like you.

    M-O-U-S-E..... devil.gif
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  6. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Well-Known Member

    Good 1 greenie! I'm not sure many of our new members will get it!
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    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    Yes, I can. What you're referring to as the gold coloring is the original color (or close to it), the color the coin was when it was new and freshly minted. All the other colors you see are colors that have changed, gotten that way as a result of toning. And in coin collecting toning is nothing more than a euphemism for corrosion. And like all euphemisms they are used because the people using them don't like what the other word implies. So they use a euphemism to make things sound better :)
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  8. Gigi63

    Gigi63 Member

    Thank you much
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