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 Posted 09/20/2009  11:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wheatguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice, acidic1. That 1964 quarter's a proof, right?
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 Posted 09/20/2009  12:03 pm  Show Profile Check BadThad's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Those are really nice BadThad, any idea what caused the toning?


Toning is caused by exposure to hydrogen sulfide (H2S). The sulfur reacts with the metal surface to form the corresponding metal + sulfur. Light refracts differently based on the thickness of the layer. It's kind of like how light + water droplets form a rainbow. The book Coin Chemistry details H2S and its role in toning very well, it's worth a read.

The sources of hydrogen sulfide are many! From bacteria to rotting organic matter.
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 Posted 09/20/2009  2:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add acidic1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes sir, proof...as well as the 52 cent.
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 Posted 09/20/2009  2:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add adco1149 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Always hard to capture toning in a photo, this looks real nice in person. Any ideas on the spot on reverse in the pillars and in the hair. Just more toning starting, these spots were not there 10 years ago.





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 Posted 09/20/2009  5:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add pierrot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Man, those cents are fantastic. I come across toned LMCs all the time in pocket change, but it's precisely because I come across them all the time that I never bothered saving them. While the toning doesn't add value like it would to those mint, early-date wheaties, maybe I should rethink keeping every toned coin I come across...

Also I'll add one more toned coin from my collection. It's one of the first coins I ever bought myself and pretty valueless (when I was 10 or so, obviously didn't care about that gash on the obverse back then!), but it's an oddity in that it has so much toning despite being so worn. In person, the obverse fields are more blue and magenta:

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 Posted 09/20/2009  7:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wheatguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice coins everyone, it does seem to be hard to bring out the toning, so I bet all your coins are even better looking in hand, Here's one of my toned Mercurys. I managed to bring out some of the toning, but it looks much better in hand:



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 Posted 09/20/2009  9:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add acidic1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I got this from someone on this forum.






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 Posted 09/20/2009  10:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wheatguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice coin, acidic1. Are those full bands?
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 Posted 09/20/2009  10:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add acidic1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
ARRh!...ding in the middle.
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 Posted 09/20/2009  10:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wheatguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So it wouldn't be considered full bands from a TPG, right?
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 Posted 09/20/2009  11:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Podoprigora to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
here's my











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 Posted 09/21/2009  1:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hadleydog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My kind of thread!

How about a colorful roosie.......




Perhaps a colorful merc?
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 Posted 09/21/2009  4:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wheatguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, hadleydog and Podoprigora, that 1909 VDB and Mercury dime are really neat. I don't have any more toned coins, so I guess I'll just have to comment.
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 Posted 09/22/2009  12:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hadleydog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A colorful Buff....








And of course, can't forget the Morgans










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09/22/2009 12:57 pm
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 Posted 09/22/2009  5:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wheatguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow the buffalo and morgan are really nice. Is the Buffalo slabbed?
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