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How Much Does Minor Toning Affect A Grade?

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Just curious of others opinions as to how much minor toning affects the grading of a certified coin. For example say a proof silver half dollar that has either some minor single spots or a small area?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Minor spots (toning, and not carbon) or a small area of toning would not likely affect the grade unless the coin were very borderline between two grades and the spots/toning were unattractive and in a focal area.

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greg sums this up really well thumbsup2.gif

 

i will just add ir might kill the eye appeal for me

 

but this is a personal choice

 

and remember just because a coin is certified does not mean it is that grade or even good eye appeal

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Agreed....the toning should affect the grad unless it has a positive or negative impact on the eye appeal. If it's a real beautiful PQ 64...the toning might give a bump up to 65. If the toning is brown or black and splotchy and it's a borderline 64.....it might get knocked down to a 63.

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In my opinion, minor toning is generally neutral both in regard to grade and price. However, if it is splotchy or arranged in such a way as to be detrimental then it's a negative.

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