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Beauty Of The 1968 Quarter Toner I Got

 
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 Posted 09/17/2022  6:11 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add 2rtgah678 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Really nice 1968 silver quarter toner.




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 Posted 09/17/2022  6:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice pickup!
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 Posted 09/17/2022  6:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very careful temperature and timing control heat treatment can achieve the sort of toning seen here.
This one has seen circulation since it's ordeal.
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 Posted 09/17/2022  9:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I do like it.
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 Posted 09/23/2022  09:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Beaver22 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Some of the toning is rainbow. That is very nice. However I suggest you use a non-damaging way to remove the ugly toning.
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 Posted 09/23/2022  10:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Toning, be it ugly or beautiful, cannot be removed with non injurious acetone or xylene.
A silver cleaning solution will remove toning, but the coin will also appear to be obviously cleaned.
TPGrading companies will still grade cleaned coins, but the coin will be assessed with a 'comments', which, for most collectors, will mean a significant loss in value.

In this case, for a minority of collectors, there may be an increase in eye appeal, and the loss in value for them, may be less.
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 Posted 09/23/2022  11:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Levaril to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You can dip carefully with something like Pro Dip without it being quite so obviously cleaned, at least not in the way you are suggesting with the comments. It does tend to be fairly obvious as the coins come out fairly white and bright if the coin only had light toning and they come out with light toning if the previous toning was fairly dark. Obvious cleaning is when you run something even lightly abrasive over the surface, something to be avoided at all costs. Depending on what the coin looks like in the before state, a quick dip can enhance the appeal. It doesn't distinguish between nice toning and ugly toning though...it will all be reduced or removed. I'd also recommend you learn what you're doing on some really cheap toned coins first as you will likely wreck a few before you figure it out. Over-dipping can really mess up the surfaces of a coin for sure.
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Oh and to be clear I'm not advocating for dipping any coins. I'm just explaining it is possible and it is done. PCGS doesn't really have a problem with it at all as long as it's done well. Personally I like well toned, original coins more than bright shiny ones most of the time. I have to admit though that when you have a coin with really nice, heavy cameo it tends to pop a lot more after a quick dip.
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 Posted 09/24/2022  01:26 am  Show Profile   Check TerryT's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add TerryT to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm sorry to say, but I find that is, without a doubt, THE ugliest 1968 quarter I have ever seen !
I cut this coin out of it's prison in 2017, and dipped it. Turned out perfect.

(go to the fifth post down the page that appears, TerryT post)

http://goccf.com/t/297682&whichpage=2#2538419
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 Posted 09/24/2022  02:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 2rtgah678 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ugliest really? You must really like your blast white coins lol, if you can't tell I like all the toning of the coin, even on the reverse!
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The most pristine a silver coin can possibly be,
is equal in appearance, as if it had just left the coining press.
In this situation, it would appear blast white, with radial luster (if not a proof).

Some collectors prefer toned coins, others don't; beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and is purely subjective.
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