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an album toned proof seated dime totally original never dipped/retoned

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it is interesting to see in this market the desirability of toned coins and rightly so..........


but how many have seen something that is not "secondary toned" and an older type coin to boot 893scratchchin-thumb.gif


this coin looks better in person and a coin with a thick "original" never dipped skin devil.gif


and what i mean by that statement is that this 1862 pictured in this thread was not dipped blast white many decades ago and then put into an album where with the stripped dipped surfaces the toning is accelrated like many of the "benson coins" which are "secondary toned coins" or "secondary toning"


where again the benson coins where dipped in the 1940's for an even look to the coins and desirable at the time for proof coins and then put into albums where the coins toned and usually have white centers and also many hairlines underneath the toning again most are not good some are good a few are great but still not original coins and again not good or bad just the way it is


now to get a coin with great eye appeal and with totally original thick skinned toned surfaces that has never been dipped like this and then retoned is something extraordinary


something special and coins like this have a certain "look" and "feel" to them and after many years of study talking to other old timers collectors/dealers alike and looking at many coins there are some no brainer type of coins like this and are really and truly undervalued sleeper not too well understood as many have not seen or experienced as such


again this pictured 1862 proof seated dime is such a coin and actually has no hairlines or marks on the coin and the classic cobalt blue "reverse" rim toning from long term storage in a sulfur laden album


this particular coin already had a thick original skin to it when put into an album and toned cobalt blue with a really crispy crunchy crinkly thick skin and not dipped out white/blast white before it was put into the album


i guess you need to see this coin in person along with an understanding of these coins and the "look" they have to really understand this coin




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also this coin again in person sight seen has a really crisp look to it and is really strongly cameoed but due to the deeply toned and thick skinned surfaces would never get the designation as such


also the 1862 is a really scarce coin in gem proof due to many specimums being for whatever reason cleaned this year and most proofs even if gem are really deeply darkly toned


this coin is an exception to the above and combined with its original never dipped toned surfaces is something not usually seen



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