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ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,900 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited May 14, 2021 8:16PM in U.S. Coin Forum

I'm a fan of modern commemorative silver dollars with nice / interesting toning.

Here are two of mine.

Post any that you have here :)

1983-P Los Angeles XXIII Olympiad Silver Dollar

1989-S Bicentennial of the Congress Silver Dollar

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    SeattleSlammerSeattleSlammer Posts: 9,959 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Don’t have one but I sure dig that Congress obverse.

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    koynekwestkoynekwest Posts: 10,048 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The Congress buck is gorgeous! Looks like there's a bright sun in those clouds!

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    BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,036 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @coinsarefun said:


    Really like the Buff. Has what seems to me a nice golden brown tone.

    Successful transactions:Tookybandit. "Everyone is equal, some are more equal than others".
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    davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,856 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 31, 2020 7:15AM

    Another from the Los Angeles Olympiad - the coliseum - I like the marble effect

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    P0CKETCHANGEP0CKETCHANGE Posts: 2,259 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This is a fun niche and there have been some nice examples shared so far. In particular I like the Jefferson @coinsarefun posted. I do not have one to share but as a fan of toners in general, I'm looking forward to seeing these.

    Nothing is as expensive as free money.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have the silver Buffalo and the Law Enforcement Memorial coins.... I do not recall having any other commemorative dollars.... Oh yeah... The Marine Corps commemorative dollar....I have that one also .... Cheers, RickO

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    P0CKETCHANGEP0CKETCHANGE Posts: 2,259 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    I have the silver Buffalo and the Law Enforcement Memorial coins.... I do not recall having any other commemorative dollars.... Oh yeah... The Marine Corps commemorative dollar....I have that one also .... Cheers, RickO

    And all three are WILD toners, I'm sure :D

    Nothing is as expensive as free money.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @P0CKETCHANGE .... Not even a hint of tarnish..... :D Which is why I did not bother with pictures...Cheers, RickO

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    BarberianBarberian Posts: 3,053 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @P0CKETCHANGE said:
    This is a fun niche and there have been some nice examples shared so far. In particular I like the Jefferson @coinsarefun posted. I do not have one to share but as a fan of toners in general, I'm looking forward to seeing these.

    The nickel on steroids.

    3 rim nicks away from Good
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    P0CKETCHANGEP0CKETCHANGE Posts: 2,259 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Barberian said:

    @P0CKETCHANGE said:
    This is a fun niche and there have been some nice examples shared so far. In particular I like the Jefferson @coinsarefun posted. I do not have one to share but as a fan of toners in general, I'm looking forward to seeing these.

    The nickel on steroids.

    Haha, yes. That rendering of Monticello is really quite nice. I've never looked at that reverse in detail until now. It's also interesting how different the bust looks from the the one on the nickel — I'm sure there is a story behind that.

    Nothing is as expensive as free money.

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    ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,900 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 14, 2021 8:18PM

    @NotSure said:
    Just the one, but I love it....the gold periphery has gotten deeper and lovelier, and the purples have popped nicely.....

    Incredible color on that one @NotSure! I'm a big fan :+1:

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    metalmeistermetalmeister Posts: 4,584 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1983-2007

    email: ccacollectibles@yahoo.com

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    ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,900 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @metalmeister said:
    1983-2007

    Incredible collection @metalmeister ! The silver dollars series are one of my favorites!

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    Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 4,449 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 15, 2021 12:13PM

    These ones are not toned, but I like the way they look in pictures. These are mainly some of my old auction pictures I took of modern commemoratives that I sold on eBay and Overstock about 15 years ago. I found that the more focused the pictures were, the higher the bids went. I then used the profits to buy older coins for my long term collection.
    But when I look at the pictures, I kind of wish I had been able to afford to keep them too 🌞













    Mr_Spud

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    Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 4,449 ✭✭✭✭✭

    These were also auction pictures that went along with the close ups. The packaging was important too to get high bids 🌞





    Mr_Spud

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    ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,900 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Mr_Spud said:
    These were also auction pictures that went along with the close ups. The packaging was important too to get high bids 🌞

    Nice photos and presentation!

    The packaging is definitely important for display and to give as gifts. I know people with these in their living room curio cabinets!

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    Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 4,449 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 15, 2021 10:07AM

    And these pictures, from the same coins, were just for fun 🌞

    Mr_Spud

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    ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,900 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Mr_Spud said:
    And these, from the same coins, were just for fun 🌞
    ...

    Love this image!

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    Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,639 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes I like mod Commems they are popular in mkt and super deal.

    So Cali Area - Coins & Currency
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    Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 4,449 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Remember that Star Trek episode where John Luke Picard went back in time and helped the Wright Brothers invent airplanes..... just kidding, but I just realized how much one of the images on this coin looks like Picard 😉
    https://us.v-cdn.net/6027503/uploads/editor/0d/3mgs4yaflyih.jpeg

    Mr_Spud

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    ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,900 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 30, 2023 11:15PM

    Some strong color on this one.


    Slab photo courtesy of Dempsey and Baxter (dempseyandbaxter)

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    DisneyFanDisneyFan Posts: 1,716 ✭✭✭✭✭

    OK, so how did these modern coins get toned?

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    Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,639 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 31, 2023 12:12PM

    I like mod Commem silver dollars. They are a super deal vs Classic generic dollars which can have much higher pops plus popular sellers for me from my table at shows. Once one gets over $100-$300 (what I call the habitable zone) many coming into bourse room simply priced out. We are in tough times / survival trumps hobby spending.

    So Cali Area - Coins & Currency
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    JJMJJM Posts: 7,983 ✭✭✭✭✭


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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,827 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    MWallaceMWallace Posts: 3,862 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2, 2023 10:27AM

    No toning but I love the symbolism on this one.

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