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What do you think of this toning?? 1958 D Franklin Half

MeltdownMeltdown Posts: 8,661 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited January 5, 2023 12:59PM in U.S. Coin Forum

Does this look like your typical double mint set toning? I've seen quite a lot of DBL mint set examples and this one IS similar
but just unique enough to make me wonder... I don't know what else would produce this much color.







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  • ElmerFusterpuckElmerFusterpuck Posts: 4,627 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's a nice looking coin, For mint set 58-D's I'm used to seeing one side toned more than the other, but the toning here (especially the green) does seem to match the mint set colors from that year.

  • gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,423 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks nice enough.

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  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,723 ✭✭✭✭✭

    From my interpretation of the images it appears to be a US Mint Set coin.

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  • pmh1nicpmh1nic Posts: 3,136 ✭✭✭✭✭

    In spite of the Franklin being my icon I'm not a Franklin expert. That said I don't see anything that would raise my antenna with respect to questionable toning.

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  • MeltdownMeltdown Posts: 8,661 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 5, 2023 3:08PM

    @pmh1nic said:
    In spite of the Franklin being my icon I'm not a Franklin expert. That said I don't see anything that would raise my antenna with respect to questionable toning.

    I wasn't too worried about questionable toning. Just noting that is a bit more unique than your average double mint set examples...

  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,316 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I find it to be neutral

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  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,474 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like the toning on it but this about it. A beautiful for sure 🙂

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,930 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The fingerprint on the obverse and the marks in the obverse field are distracting. The color can't save it.

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  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,804 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like the way that coin toned.

  • joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,842 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes!
    That's a Beautiful Toner example.
    The Green, is what we look for and your coin has it. Along, with the OGH, to boot.
    Congratulations.
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  • AtcarrollAtcarroll Posts: 342 ✭✭✭

    I like it. It's a bit more even and less mottled than most of the mint set toners I've seen.

  • ChangeInHistoryChangeInHistory Posts: 3,006 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The toning is nice, not great or 'monster'. I sort of agree with 291fifth, I think the fingerprint neutralizes the nice toning.

  • MeltdownMeltdown Posts: 8,661 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 6, 2023 6:57AM

    @ChangeInHistory said:
    The toning is nice, not great or 'monster'. I sort of agree with 291fifth, I think the fingerprint neutralizes the nice toning.

    It does really jump out in the photos. In hand, it's less severe. I think I can live with it for now but agree... I really dislike fingerprints.
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