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Toned Coin - Kennedy Half Dollar. Keep Or Toss

 
 
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 Posted 09/10/2019  11:17 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add chrisof4 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
As I go through boxes of half dollars, I come across some crazily toned coins. They look like they survived a house fire or major chemical bath. These always look like crap, so they go in the spend bucket. I have kept a few of the much more moderately toned coins, because I think they look cool.

I am torn on this one. Is this deliberate manipulation of the coin, or did it tone naturally? Interested in thoughts on whether to keep or spend. Thanks!



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 Posted 09/11/2019  12:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The coin is just hanging on to AU, or AU-50.

I don't find that toning to be beautiful enough that I would keep it myself. But that is opinion only.

If it were uncirculated I might change my mind, but not with this one.
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 Posted 09/11/2019  02:51 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The toning looks natural, but not especially appealing in those pics. I'm sure it looks better in hand. It's up to you.
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 Posted 09/11/2019  05:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Interested in thoughts on whether to keep or spend. Thanks!


I don't ascribe any extra value for toning, so this one is a spend for me. It sounds like you have other, better examples.
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 Posted 09/11/2019  06:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with Spence's opinion re toning.
Toning can be an unstable, transitory thing.
A spender.
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 Posted 09/11/2019  08:53 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Must agree.



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