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Just for Chris....3 new arrivals...old NGC Slabs = Rim Toning

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3 more new arrivals....all NGC no line fatties and all with at least a tad of rim toning, which I know Chris really appreciates. All of these were purcased off Ebay and there was no way to know how they would look in hand so when I saw some of the toning in hand I was very excited as it adds a lot of eye appeal and originality for a toned collector like myself.


I may never get a full set of Morgans in old NGC holders but I can tell that I have already added dates that I have never owned before to my collection and while it's currently a small collection......it is growing rapidly and all my friends know that I don't do anything in moderation :banana:


Let me know when you make it up to Orlando again Chris and I would love to swap stories and look at some of these rim toners over a few beers (thumbs u














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that 81s is hot! I personally am a huge fan of golden rim toning around an essentally white center. I find it very attractive, and would be willing (and have) to pay a premium for such toning, especially as perfect as that 81s or with colors like the others.

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All I can say about that 99-O is OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


Nice pick-ups, Shane! Yeah, we've got to do the beer & pool thing again, but this time I'll rack all the games.


I don't know if you've seen any of these, Shane. I got most of them last summer.




















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Love Em Chris...character coins one and all with all different types and quantity of toning :acclaim:


I'll tell you what......I may prefer monster rainbow toned Morgans but with my budget the way it is right now....I have having a ball picking up those old holder with the rim toning. I still get uniqye pieces like your Chris and it is suprising how much character a little rim toning around blast white devices adds to the eye appeal for me. :luhv:


Beer and pool....your on old man! :headbang:

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How else do you get toning on coins I know that age is a factor but I have seen toned coins that was not slabbed.


There are numerous ways for toning to form on a coins surface......naturally through exposure to sulfur and other agents that react to the metals in a coin......or through unnatural means, whereby coins are exposed to heat or chemicals or both. You will see a lot of debate on all of the coin forums about AT vs. NT and reading those threads can give you a lot of insight into how coins tone.....typically storage methods for coins many decades ago vs. Modern storage methods.


Probably the most widely found coins with toning are Morgan Silver Dollars like the ones in this thread. Morgan's where minted and then stored by the millions in sealed bank bags in Vaults all over the US. A surprising number of these bags laid undisturbed in the vaults for 40 to 60 Years before Silver dollar sell off's occurred in the 60's and 70's that included the now famous GSA or government sell off.


The environment that these coins were stored in consisted of in some cases of high amounts of moisture and of course the canvas bags contained small concentrations of Sulfur. So those Morgan's that were pressed up against the sides of the bags for many decades undisturbed developed layers and bands of rainbow colored toning.


Some folks like toning and some folks don't......I personally prefer toned coins and gladly pay premiums to obtain exceptional pieces. If you want to learn more about toned coins or if you want to just browse our gallery over on the TCCS forum....I think you might be amazed at some of the examples owned by our members. Just click on the link in my signature (thumbs u

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