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Will Discolouration Decrease Value?

 
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 Posted 09/21/2020  6:33 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Entrepid to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi,
I found a bunch of these 50 cent coins, all with similar discoloration. Do they have any value or does the colour make them so unattractive that they don't have any value to a collector?
Thanks in advance ...

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 Posted 09/21/2020  6:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mcshilling to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It will bring it down a grade or 2 but a lot will depend on the year.
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 Posted 09/21/2020  7:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And it will depend on the appearance of each individual coin. Can't generalize about toning or discoloration.
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 Posted 09/22/2020  01:58 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As mentioned, it is fairly subjective, but I think it's safe to say that the pictured coin loses value because of the discoloration/toning.
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 Posted 09/22/2020  07:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Silver101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Symmetry is sometimes considered when gauging the effect of toning or colouration like this. That is, a ring of even tone around the rim is preferable to something that is only on one side. I've even heard it said that, if there are two areas of toning, a left-right bracketing is preferable to something assymetric..... Basically, eye appeal is subjective but there are some loose rules to it.
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 Posted 09/22/2020  09:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add john100 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like water damage, worth 50 cents
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 Posted 09/22/2020  3:57 pm  Show Profile   Check SPP-Ottawa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SPP-Ottawa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
pure nickel doesn't typically colour like that. Real toning will still show strong lustre through the colours... look at any early specimen or proof strike, as an example.
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 Posted 09/22/2020  8:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tamarin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Part of a coin's value and interest is always eye appeal. Some coins have it in spades. This coin is nickel and of little collector value but the coins that are taken home usually have grade and eye appeal working together.
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 Posted 09/23/2020  10:10 pm  Show Profile   Check Wade's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Wade to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
there is no grey area when it comes to CDN 50c

damaged coins like these, unless a KEY/semi key date, are metal/face value only.

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