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    Post your favorite toned U.S. Coin you own

    Easy! Post an example of one of your favorite toned coins you own. For some of you toning freaks (coughcoughLehighcoughcough) this might be a tough call. For me however, this one is pretty easy:

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    Picked this up in a recent auction.

    So let's see 'em! It has to be a U.S. coin!
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    It is nearly impossible for me to choose a favorite toner from my entire collection. I have narrowed the field down to two coins. One from my Jefferson Nickel collection and the other representing the remainder of my coins. Everyone has seen both of these coins before. The Jefferson Nickel was most recently posted in the FS thread.

    1941-D Jefferson Nickel NGC MS67* 5FS



    A truly phenomenal coin. Lime green, apple red, orange, and lemon yellow cover the obverse in an incredibly beautiful intermingled pattern. The center of the reverse is bright pink, yielding to lavender, lime green, yellow and orange. An immensely attractive high grade full step Jefferson.


    The second coin is my Avatar. A crazy toned Morgan Dollar from the Battle Creek Collection

    1886 Morgan Dollar NGC MS64* Battle Creek Collection





    This coin is simply phenomenal and words and photos don't really do it justice. Deep violet blankets the right half of the obverse leaving an incredible band of the most vivid emerald green covering most of miss liberty's face. Her nose, forehead and, hair show a pretty band of orange/yellow that gives the impression that the sun is shining on liberty's face. And last but not least, the bright pink eye that led me to name this coin the PINK EYE DOLLAR.


    The iridescent nature of the toning on the cheek is so impressive that I don't recall seeing another coin like it. Depending upon the angle you view the coin, you see either cobalt blue or deep emerald green. The effect in hand leaves the observer in awe.

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    Very nice Lehigh. Posted this thread to mess with your head haha Love toning on Jeffersons, even though I'm not a big collector of them. They always seem to look nice with a real smooth transition between colors. I like the crescent toning on the reverse of the morgan. For me I have to see crazy toning in hand to appreciate it.

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    I was waiting for your post Lehigh . I actually had a feeling that the Pink eye would be in it. It's always a great coin to see. I'm sure it's a monster in hand.

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    I don't have many toned coins, but this one is my favorite: (excuse my pics, I just took them right now, and I only had 1 light, so the bottom portion is a little dark).




    Like most people say, and especially with my pics, the images don't do the coin justice. I picked it up at the ANA Baltimore show last year, the dealer had about 50 Morgans in one case and it caught my eye from about 10 feet away. It has this light purple toning in the fields and it turns to dark purple towards the rim. Liberty is free from toning so it creates this awesome contrast with the purple fields.

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    I have several coins that look like that. Here is one.


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    Nice one Lehigh. Mine is an early S mint too. I've seen a few others with the purplish toning similar to mine and yours, and they all seem to be early S mint coins. Have you noticed the same thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raider34 View Post
    Nice one Lehigh. Mine is an early S mint too. I've seen a few others with the purplish toning similar to mine and yours, and they all seem to be early S mint coins. Have you noticed the same thing?
    I have seen this toning patten on other coins as well. Here is a later New Orleans mint coin.


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    Lol, well there goes that theory. I was thinking because of the toning pattern it probably was album toned. I wouldn't mind getting my hands on a few of those albums, and in 50 years or so I would have a whole purple army.

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    How did I know Lehigh would be all over this thread?
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