Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by DISDIK, Aug 2, 2021.
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Would u say these are red but dirty or a red/brown
It's called.. Natural Toning
A common measurement for the next category is that between 10% and 90% (but less than 90%) of the original orange-red color remains. This is termed as a "red brown" coin.
for the 3rd, When 10% of the surface or less has lost its original as minted color, and the surface of the coin is almost entirely a brown color, this is considered a "brown" coin.
I'd say 4 of them are "Brown" and 6 are red/brown, none are red for sure but I might be off on 4 of them being brown, due to their position and that lighting.
79D and 73D being the best of the red/brown, and 70S, 75D, 76D, 77D being the ones I think may be too far to brown.
the 70S I'm pretty sure of. the others might be lighting.
When you put all of them in the same pictures like that, the light hits them all differently because they aren't in the same position and location from the light.
the vast majority of circulation finds are going to be brown or red/brown, almost never red unless recently minted or saved away and then you lucked into it when it got released before it's had much time to circulate.
Red is a hard bar to pass.
Here is an animation that shows how the lighting affects the apparent redness.
@John Burgess post above.
Excellent example. Thanks
This is my guide.
Wow...that's a beautiful coin! Too bad, it had a small scratch under the "I" in, in.
But I have seen a coin like this graded at MS 69. As you know the trick is finding the coin with full steps with zero scratches. Great coin!
I wish I had this as a framed print for my den/coin room.
You can! Just right-click copy on the image and save to your desktop. Then download the file to a thumb drive and take it to Costco and have it printed to the size you want!
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