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We've all seen "textile" pattern toning on Morgans - BIG FAT HAIRY DEAL! But...

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... when was the last time you saw textile toning on a bust half grin.gif?




Sadly frown.gif, I recently became the ex-owner of this lovely coin, but I'm delighted to say that it is going to a consummate coin collector, and will have a happy home with him smile.gif.


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To be honest, I do not believe that that is textile toning since all I can see are fairly evident lines that go in one direction only, without making any weave pattern at 90 degrees. If I had to guess, I think it more likely that those are the remnants of a palm print.

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IMHO the lines are to straight to be a hand print.

Nice looking half thumbsup2.gif


Edited to add: I’m not as experienced as most of you on this however I have seen one fingerprinted early dollar. The print was gray and obviously imbedded in the coins surface. This half in my opinion seems to have the patina floating on the surface. And while I do not see the bisecting lines ( waffle effect) usually accompanied by the textile print I can’t say that I think it to be a palm or finger print. I hope we can figure this out.

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