Author Topic: A New Board Added for the Promotion and Education of Toned Collector Coins  (Read 2782 times)

Offline coinsarefun

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Hi everyone, since we have a brand new fresh look I wanted to start a new specialized section.
One for education, understanding and promoting toned coins..........my favorite type of coin :beat:

So lets start posting and learning!





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Toning on high end 16th to 19th century European Talers.

The toning on the series of coins I collect, which are 16th to 19th century German Talers, will very greatly do to the type of wood and cloth or felt that was used in the coin cabinets that the coins were placed in for display. And yes, the more dampness the area in which the cabinet was, the quicker the toning process was. There are Talers that have beautiful blue, gold, green and red toning, and ones that have very dark toning that can be so dark that a good strong light is needed to see any kind of detail on the coin. While it is true that most coins 200 years or older had been cleaned at some point in time, there is a way to tell ones that have not been due to the color of the toning. It is hard to explain, but I will do my best to and I will start another thread on the subject if anyone would be interested.

You can also tone a silver coin by storing it in colored coin envelops that are still popular with some collectors today. I have had a Taler in a blue coin envelop for over 10 years, and the blue toning is amazing. The type of paper used in today's coin envelops are not the same as years ago. The older type envelops would ruin copper coins if stored in them for a long period of time. The colored envelops that are made today will still tone silver coin nicely, but the coin must sit in it for a longer period of time. The pic is of a Taler I have had in a blue coin envelop for over 10 years. Sorry about rambling on, but I could go on for hours about this subject.

 
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Thanks for giving an explanation on toning Don :ThumbsUp;



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 I had some time to image a few of my toned ASE's in the PCI holders and wanted to
share with everyone what they look like and what to look for in natural toned Silver Eagles.
I have 20-30 more but will get around to it later.

It may be obvious to most but I wanted to point out a few things, toning rings will
vary such as some rings being wide and others will be narrow bands of toning.
Secondly the toning colors usually are very similar on the obverse and reverse.