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1963 Washington quarter proof toning?

I bought this raw proof a while back for really cheap I thought it was pretty amazing even if artificially toned. I had a few other rainbow toned quarters that I sent in but they were business strike not proofs. Come to find out the business strike ones were real I became intrigued by this one. There are several proofs on CoinFacts that have very colorful/similar toning I just don’t deal in quarters hardly ever… Any thoughts on this artificial vs natural toning? Seems too good to be true but would like to hear peoples thoughts. The surfaces are still fully reflective there’s no cloudiness like on proof Eisenhower dollars from those government sets. If you want more pictures just ask, thanks for any help!

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    P0CKETCHANGEP0CKETCHANGE Posts: 2,258 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I focus on the business strikes of this series (not the proofs), so take this as you will but it strikes me as AT on first impression. As you said there are some similarly vibrant examples on CoinFacts (which doesn’t mean they weren’t definitely AT, just that they graded straight).

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would call that AT.... both sides indicate heat involved IMO. Cheers, RickO

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    bsshog40bsshog40 Posts: 3,777 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's looks AT to me also. It always bothers me when I see vibrant colors on the older coins with the same pattern on both sides.

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    ModCrewmanModCrewman Posts: 4,027 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'd have to go with AT, seeing the reverse with similarly vibrant toning as the obverse is what pushed me solidly away from NT.

    That being said, I did cut these out of a flat pack a couple weeks ago, so I suppose anything is possible.


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    @ModCrewman said:
    I'd have to go with AT, seeing the reverse with similarly vibrant toning as the obverse is what pushed me solidly away from NT.

    That being said, I did cut these out of a flat pack a couple weeks ago, so I suppose anything is possible.


    That Kennedy is beautiful! Thanks for the help everyone if I end up sending it
    In I’ll post the results and I’ll post the business strike one today or tomorrow as it’s in the mail. Trueviews are so slow lately 😭

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    P0CKETCHANGEP0CKETCHANGE Posts: 2,258 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ModCrewman your two coins have a beautiful original hazy blue—nice examples

    congrats on your 4,000th post as well :)

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    jmski52jmski52 Posts: 22,373 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I can't give a definitive opinion. There are some good threads on the color progression of NT coins.

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    airplanenutairplanenut Posts: 21,908 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The blue on the obverse is a super unnatural color. While the reverse looks better/closer to natural (if wild) coloring, no doubt the coin is AT.

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