Toned Peace Dollars
Now I’m no expert and please provide feedback but are not all toned coins whether Morgan’s, Peace or ASE’s artificially toned? There was no intent when struck for any coin to take on a discoloration by any means. The debate lies in whether that toning occurs over time and became a product of its environment. Whether in a burlap bag in a damp vault, or in holder such as old Whitman folders, acid based paper envelopes, PCI holder, Redman holders or taped to old cardboard. When the market is hot on toned coins then men/women try to force a coin to take on the same attributes as a coin that has sat for decades and toned over time by means of sulfur, eggs, heat to name a few. Some will wipe or clean a coin to further spead up this type of toning.
I prefer ones that aged to ones that have been forced. There are a few that I have received that have been cleaned and no longer have their original luster. I have tried my best to put a collection together of such specimens that follow my theory of being a part of their environment.