Yellow mint set nickel 1974

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  1. MatrixMP-9

    MatrixMP-9 Well-Known Member

    Is it normal for these to look sort of yellow??

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  3. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    That's not yellow, that's toning! icon_smile_thumbsup.gif
     
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  4. MatrixMP-9

    MatrixMP-9 Well-Known Member

    Islander..Ive heard of it but is it a good thing??? I thought toning was from being burried under dog crap since the summer of 68?
     
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  5. MatrixMP-9

    MatrixMP-9 Well-Known Member

    Tried to get better pics. the camera likes to take the color out. Its kind of yellow and green and even like some gold and blue. The plastic is really making it tough.
    Seems most prevalent around the rim

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  6. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the coin world. I would say you just touched on a major subject (toning pros and cons) in the coin community. It's all personal preference. Some like it and call it natural, others don't like it and call it damage.

    It's a never ending debate. Ask 10 collectors, you will most likely get 10 different definitions and explanations.
     
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  7. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    I actually feel the same way but don't tell anyone here I said that. There are those here that would take major exception to that. :hilarious:
     
  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's toned and yes it's normal. The smallest hole in the plastic allows enough air to make a coin tone.
     
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  9. MatrixMP-9

    MatrixMP-9 Well-Known Member

    Does it hurt the value to open it? Not that I care too much but I just gotta feel these stupid things!!!
     
  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Not to me. I think the value would be the same. If the entire set was toned, that would be different.
     
  11. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

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  12. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    Personally , I never remove anything from sealed Mint packaging, but to each his own.
    As others say : 10 people, 10 opinions.
     
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  13. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    It's not normal, it didn't leave the mint like that. So it's post mint damage.
     
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  14. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    Do you see what you started there, Matrix ?

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  15. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    I thought @Collecting Nut would take the bait. I really don't care one way or the other. I'm just raging on him! ;)
     
  16. MatrixMP-9

    MatrixMP-9 Well-Known Member

  17. MatrixMP-9

    MatrixMP-9 Well-Known Member

    All in fun!!!!!!!

    Damn trouble making nickels....
     
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  18. MatrixMP-9

    MatrixMP-9 Well-Known Member

    To me it looked like a coin that might have spent a decade under a table at the bingo hall. Totally looks like smoke damage to me....like the curtains in my grandmas house that were honest to God white in 1975. Seriously, I think its neat compared to most the crap I come across. You can see all the stairs and its just a pretty coin. Its cool to have pictures because over a few decades, Im sure it will continue to change in one way or another.
     
  19. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    There are many (dramatic) examples of this type of toning in mint and proof sets.

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  20. MatrixMP-9

    MatrixMP-9 Well-Known Member

    Wow...quite a bit different. Much more dramatic yes. I wonder if I just leave mine be for a long time. The camera doesnt get it but there is some toning on the other coins on mine but nowhere near like this. Being honest, Its cool but Im not sure I like it. Looks too much like common PMD from heat or being burried etc. If Im going to have a mint state coin, I want it looking really lustery and silver. Having said that, the pennies in my packs are really red and I like that though.
     
  21. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Toning, natural and nice. I'd leave it in the plastic.
     
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