I have a couple that i've gotten in change or found on the ground. may sound like a noob question.. i've been eyeing some on ebay but is there a way to determine if the rainbow tone is natural or artificially made
Lots of experience and it still is not enough in many cases. The best folks who know the difference are the folks who experiment toning coins. After a while, certain patterns and defects are commonly found on fake toning. A good start is to join the ANA and order the toning lecture by Bob Campbell.
ill have to check that out.. thanks.. dont wish to get taken on ebay by an artificial one
here's one that sat in a coin box in a sleeve at my desk for quite a while .. this one mom and dad had brought back to me from alaska back in the 90's
I’ve been wondering the same thing. I’ve got two sacs from 2000 recently out of a vending machine at work one “D” and one “P” both have similar toning but you can really see the colors in natural light.
heres a coronation one for Elizabeth thats been sitting on my desk drawer for a while .. i have it in another post but was able to get clearer shots and the toning is more noticable in these pics