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If sending in toned coins, does it help to say where you got them??

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I have a group of four Morgan silver dollars that I picked up in an estate sale in an old 60's cardboard album. This is not your usual dansco or anything else I have seen. Im afraid they will come back artificially toned because of the crazy teal and purple colors they picked up. What is the method used to determine whether a coin has been artificially or naturally toned??


I am sorry if this has been answered before, I searched for it and didn't see anything.

Sincerely, Nate

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Thanks for the question. The graders use their collective experience to determine whether they consider toning to be natural or artificial. In select instances, a coin may have toned without any human intervention but will still be considered "artificial toning" because its appearance is not market-accepted. It would not make a difference if you made a note on the submission form; the graders would not see the note.

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