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Brown 1940 5 Cent Nickel, Artificial Toning, Or Something Else?

 
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 Posted 05/10/2021  5:43 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add JohnWayne007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
While looking through 12 rolls of older George VI nickels that was included in a collection I purchased a few months ago, I came across this oddity.

First I thought it was just a dirty coin or PMD, but upon closer inspection this discolouration is spread evenly on all its surfaces including the rim. Overall the fields have almost no signs of damage and surprisingly has a lot of lustre.

Im curious to know if this would be what US collectors call a "Black Beauty", or just artificial toning as recognizing this particular error (if it would be considered that) is way over my head as I mainly focus on doubled dies.

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 Posted 05/10/2021  6:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm guessing this is just natural environmental toning.
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 Posted 05/10/2021  8:08 pm  Show Profile   Check 1960NYGiants's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 1960NYGiants to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with @coinfrog. I have seen others toned like that.
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 Posted 05/10/2021  8:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add papeldog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have or had a couple toned like that 1959 + 1960 someone had told me that they were Natural gas toned?
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 Posted 05/10/2021  9:31 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
Coins that sat in fountains would sometimes turn that colour. I have a couple pretty cool nickel dollars with that colour to them.
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