Changed in holder
There have been many threads about how a coin will change in the holder.
Most of them are about spots or the coin getting darker or ugly and also about being gassed.
Has anybody had a coin loose the color or color fade in the holder?
I have one that lost most of the color.
This coin came out of a proof set that was stored for years so I know nothing happened weeks or months before purchase.
The half had some very beautiful toning or I would not have submitted it, I don't submit modern common proofs.
The coin came back from PCGS just beautiful!
After a few weeks of admiring it into the safe deposit box it went where it sat for the next 16 years.
No other toning problems with other coins in the safe deposit box.
I pull it out to look and all the color is gone! Unless you tilt it in just the right light and then it's still about 75% less color.
I don't have photos from 16 years ago to show the difference and it's not my mind & eyes playing tricks on me.
I will describe how it looked to the best of my ability.
It has a nice cameo and the field is mirrored nice. There was rim toning that started with a real fine band of magenta that turned to a golden amber color. The rim toning was quite even around the coin with just a touch more color from about 4 to 8 o'clock. The golden rim toning blended quick to a pail ice blue across the fields. The bust was pastel pink & blue and has held more of the color than the rest of the coin. The obverse was real nice but nothing to get super excited about and wouldn't bring extra money for the obverse toning alone.
The cameo on the reverse is not as good as the obverse and the fields are nice. The upset rim was an amber color and very little went onto the fields. The fields started with a deep ice blue that perfectly colored all the outer lettering. The blue changed to a nice magenta to perfectly color the ring of stars and was not a wide band of color but just enough to cover the stars. The rest of the fields were a nice golden/pink color going up to the eagle, the eagle was a deeper golden color than the fields. It was a beautiful example of target toning with great eye appeal. The rings of color were soo perfect & even. The reverse made this coin and would bring extra money.
The coin wasn't a monster but was very nice and may bring around $100 if the color was still there.
Now it's a $10 coin! What happened?