Quote: I store my proof and mint sets in a garage in Central Florida. Due to the high humidity and temperatures, coins stored in this manner tone much faster than coins stored at room temperature.
I think most of us would agree those are unacceptable storage conditions for a coin collection.
Quote: toning is damage from a technical point of view.
I agree. I happen to really like those post-Mint chemical reactions when the results appeal to my eye. However, the overwhelming majority of this seller's "Florida Toned" coins are downright ugly in my opinion.
Tantum religio potuit suadere malorum. -Lucretius
"Just because you're paranoid don't mean they're not after you." -Kurdt Kobain
With toned coins the source of the toning is irrelevant. People have driven themselves insane for decades debating it. The only thing that makes a coin is market acceptability. A coin either is or it isn't. It's really that simple. Clearly, this coin is NOT market acceptable.