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“Lightly toned”


Looks like the bathroom at Taco Bell to me. Has to be one of the ugliest CAC approved coins I’ve seen. The seller’s description as “lightly toned” gave me a chuckle, so figured I’d share.

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  • LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    perhaps it does look good in-hand with booming luster? i have seen a few that appear as dogs from images when rotated in-hand, does give a certain eye appeal? perhaps i'm just too kind...

    now i think about it, 70s military camo toning seems quite apropos. :)

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  • MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    CAC didn't say "lightly toned".

    Just sayin'.

  • BryceMBryceM Posts: 11,595 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 4, 2022 6:54PM

    CAC stickers many coins I don't like. I like many coins they don't sticker.

    I don't care for this one, but why did anyone bother paying TPG grading fees and sticker fees (and shipping costs ) for a sub $200 coin?

  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The coin appears extremely clean, the luster might be really nice and the surfaces look original. Unfortunately, this is not the look most folks like. I have no issue with the grade (from what I can discern) or the CAC sticker (again, from the limited information) but I am not thrilled with what I anticipate it would look like in-hand.

    As for "lightly toned" well, I have seen far more egregious usage of "original surfaces" and "rainbow toning". Just sayin'...

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  • jerseycat101jerseycat101 Posts: 1,335 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I generally like when coins tone like that, but not in this case, as it has spread to the devices. I think a dip would do this guy wonders.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is not a coin I would consider. Black schmutz and whatever other detritus accumulated on the coin is a total turn off for me. I do not even care for tarnish. Cheers, RickO

  • CommemDudeCommemDude Posts: 2,173 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Does anyone else think this is a dip/ bad rinse job that went horribly wrong long after the coin was graded and stickered?

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  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 7,652 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not the type of toning I would be interested in.

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  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,403 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @CommemDude said:
    Does anyone else think this is a dip/ bad rinse job that went horribly wrong long after the coin was graded and stickered?

    The surfaces look virgin to my eye, just some original tone that is rather unsightly.

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  • goldengolden Posts: 8,811 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just plain ugly.

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