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1937 Mercury Dime -- Toning

 
 
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 Posted 10/12/2019  09:05 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I'm transferring an old Mercury dime collection from an ancient Whitman folder to a Dansco album. Nearly all of the coins show toning characteristic of being locked away in bronze-age folders. Below are pics of one of the better examples--a mix of color and muddy tarnish.



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 Posted 10/12/2019  09:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Toning not nice in this case, but can't do much about it, unfortunately.
If it hasn't had an acetone bath, at least do that much, but don't expect to see any improvement in eye appeal. It's just that if there is any organic junk on the coin, it should be removed anyway.
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 Posted 10/12/2019  5:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah looks like those Dimes were in that folder for many years with not so good environment conditions . Do not try to clean or remove that dirty toning .
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 Posted 10/12/2019  6:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
All toning is destructive to the coins surface. Deciding if the toning increases or decreases the eye appeal is strictly a matter of opinion.

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 Posted 10/12/2019  6:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The collection I'm moving to the Dansco is kind of funky--as the pics show. Nearly all the coins are AG to G in condition. Those from the late 30s through 40s range a little better. I plan to keep these as-is. Makes for an interesting set, not a lot of $$$ involved.
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 Posted 10/13/2019  08:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jonnin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
the Whitman gunk comes off usually. Sometimes water is sufficient in my experience. Most of my collection was in them and have a black ring on the edge and a black/blue back. Its horrible. Look up how to clean stuff if you don't already know, if you want to bother. It gets tedious in a hurry. I don't blame them, they probably didn't have a clue how to design them to last for 100 years back then, but that closed back idea was no good.
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 Posted 10/14/2019  1:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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The collection I'm moving to the Dansco... I plan to keep these as-is. Makes for an interesting set, not a lot of $$$ involved.
Very interesting. I do not think the toning is all that bad, but I do not see it adding much value either. Sentimental value would make it worthwhile though.
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 Posted 10/15/2019  7:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd leave it as is. The last thing you want s for this merc to look cleaned.
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