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Rainbow Toning vs. Artificial Toning

Does Rainbow toning form on zinc coins naturally? Also How to spot fakes Vs real toning?

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    OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,523 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Toning can form, just not ultra-rainbow-y. (most of the time)

    Type collector, mainly into Seated. Young Numismatist. Good BST transactions with: mirabela, OKCC, MICHAELDIXON

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    HodgeHodge Posts: 34 ✭✭

    What do you think about this ?


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    HodgeHodge Posts: 34 ✭✭

    Better look at the color

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    HodgeHodge Posts: 34 ✭✭

    @Vasanti unfortunate 🤣🤣

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    MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    With all due respect, it looks like something was spilled on the coin. I would venture to guess that most people would consider it unattractive at best.

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    HodgeHodge Posts: 34 ✭✭

    I appreciate it, still learning a lot. First encounter with a coin of such color, now I know for the future. 👍

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    FrazFraz Posts: 1,869 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Fresh outta the oven:

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    OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,523 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Maybe someone spilled some coke on it? Here is 2 of my toning experiments. The green one is copper, the colorful one is zinc.

    Type collector, mainly into Seated. Young Numismatist. Good BST transactions with: mirabela, OKCC, MICHAELDIXON

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 32,003 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Oh dear god, not again. LOL

    "Rainbow toning" is a function of varying thickness of the oxide or sulfide layer. It could form on almost anything...including oil on a puddle.

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    MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jmlanzaf said:
    Oh dear god, not again. LOL

    "Rainbow toning" is a function of varying thickness of the oxide or sulfide layer. It could form on almost anything...including oil on a puddle.

    I'm afraid that ship has sailed. At this point in time, "rainbow toning" = "anything with a color on it that it wasn't made with".

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,836 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 24, 2022 9:02PM

    @jmlanzaf said:
    Oh dear god, not again. LOL

    >

    I always thought it was toning vs. damage! 😂 🤣 >:)

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This was recently discussed and resolved. The only difference between AT and NT is intent. Period, the end. Back to the turkey 😀

    🎶 shout shout, let it all out 🎶

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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,056 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Jzyskowski1 said:
    This was recently discussed and resolved. The only difference between AT and NT is intent. Period, the end. Back to the turkey 😀

    If you’ve discussed it and resolved it with yourself and as far as you’re concerned, intent is the only difference, I’m happy for you. But that’s not the case for many of the rest of us.

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Fraz ... Will you label those coins as 'Turkey Tarnish'??? :D;) Cheers, RickO

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