Check Out The Crescent Toning On The Reverse Of A Morgan Silver Dollar

by | Jul 27, 2021 | General

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HOW ARE TONED COINS MADE?

  • Occurs when silver mixes with hydrogen sulfide.
  • This occurs naturally, hydrogen sulfide is anything from air to finger oils.
  • Moisture and heat will accelerate the toning process.
  • Unlike rust on iron, tarnish or toning doesn’t damage the silver structurally.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES PATTERNS?

RAINBOW/CRESCENT: Toning throughout coin, typically from old album that wasn’t sealed properly.

Check Out The Crescent Toning On A Morgan Silver Dollar

EDGES/RING: Toning around coin edges typically from rolls of brilliant uncirculated coins that got slightly unraveled and let air in.

Check Out The Ring Toning On The Reverse Of A Morgan Silver Dollar

“TAB TONER”: Toning on commemoratives that were sent out in pamphlets. Everything but tab on the coin is toned

Check Out The Flashy Tab Toning On The Reverse Of A Morgan Silver Dollar

WHAT ARE SOMETHINGS I SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TONNED COINS?

  • Coins with too much toner or color may be artificial
  • There are ways to tone a coin yourself such as introducing hydrogen sulfide
  • To avoid toning keep coins in sealed airtight cool and dry climates, reduce humidity/moisture don’t touch with fingers
  • Pure gold will not tarnish, but gold coins can since they have other metals in them, specifically if is in them silver.
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