Hello, I’m a few months into collecting. I’ve been building my collection slowly, I’ve come across these two coins with this similar yellow/gold tone. I was wondering if this from the mint or its PMD ?
I’d guess it’s some kind of environmental damage.
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Stained or corroded.
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It's not from the mint. It is simply some type of stain or oxidation on each piece. By the way, you should likely be holding the coins by the edge (rims) instead of laying them flat on your fingers. For these coins it won't matter, but for mint state coins that are bright white and untoned you may leave fingerprints on them if you hold them improperly.
@TomB Thank you, and I’m guessing gloves ?
No. Gloves are really never needed. They are entirely overkill. Simply handle by the edges.
in the future, try NOT to use direct sunlight for coins. while it does make them have enough light for the camera, there is something about sunlight that just KILLS a coin's look/toning etc. ie. make it look much worse.
if you show something that is actually really nice and/or nicely toned, imaged like that, we may give you inadvisable advice unintentionally.
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@Hodge ... As noted above, that is environmental damage. Some contaminant from what they came in contact with or where they were stored. Cheers, RickO