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23 Mar 2022

My (Late) Toner Tuesday

Young Numismatists Exchange | thatcoinguy

Toned coins are a very specialized section of collecting. Toning most commonly occurs on silver and copper coins. Gold coins are the least likely to tone, although they sometimes do due to the small amount of copper in US gold coin's alloy. Toning begins when the coin's surface comes into contact my oxygen or sulfur. Moisture, heat, and other outside factors can cause coins to tone as well. Morgan Dollars are widely collected for their vivid colors, along with other popular series such as Lincoln cents (looking at you, @CentSearcher). The reason a lot of Morgan Dollars have very special toning is that the cotton that made up the bags the coins were stored in during their time at the vault produced a chemical that, when in contact with the surface of the coins, created some lovely shades of color.
This week's Toner Tuesday (or Wednesday, I guess) I don't own, but I have been shadowing the coin for a long time. Once I get a job, I will track down the owner, and tell them to name their price. The coin I am talking about is this 1881-S PCGS MS-63 Morgan Dollar with lovely hues gracing the upper obverse. It rightfully earned its "green bean" CAC sticker with its mesmerizing blue, red, and orange surfaces. It went for $475 on eBay in 2018. I would love to own this coin one day, and if you know the owner, please put me in contact with them.
Keep collecting (and looking at this awesome coin),Thatcoinguy
P. S. If you want to use the #tonertuesday for your posts, I certainly won't stop you!

Comments

Mal_ANA_YN

Level 5

Really cool toning.

Long Beard

Level 5

Bag toners such as the one you mentioned turn up more often than you think. Be patient and the right one will find you.

beautiful coin!

Mike

Level 7

I said in the four am I like lite toning. What they call A hue. That's a beauty of a coin. But just not for me. They bring some big money. Good for you my friend!!

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Toner Tuesday supposed to be on the forum that is called Toner Tuesday…

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Oh, okay. I was just saying it was meant to be on forums not a blog.

thatcoinguy

Level 5

I was late, and it’s mostly a blog on toning, so I put it here.

AC coin$

Level 6

Wooow ! Beautiful Morgan coin 1881-S year PCGS M 63 .

Longstrider

Level 6

That is a real stunner. Put this baby on the Forum as well. It doesn't matter what day it is. Good hunting. Nice taste. Hey what is the PCGS cert number? I can look it up on CAC.

thatcoinguy

Level 5

The cert number is 30732396.

Kepi

Level 6

That's a beauty! If I ever see it at auction I'll let you know. ; )

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