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What caused the unique coloring on this coin?

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,836 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 29, 2023 10:15AM

    .....and the other side?

    Normal circulation. Nice patina! 👍🏻

    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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    Coll3ctorColl3ctor Posts: 3,314 ✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:
    .....and the other side?

    Normal circulation. Nice patina! 👍🏻

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    sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,494 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Color is attractive and natural two tone grey with black in the recessed areas. Slightly darker patch on top of obverse and bottom of reverse. Is that the unique part of the toning to which your original post was making reference?

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip.
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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,836 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 29, 2023 12:23PM

    A beautiful classic American coin! 👍🏻

    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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    coastaljerseyguycoastaljerseyguy Posts: 1,250 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice look, I call that circulation dirt with normal silver tarnishing. Plumbing during that period in the west was very antiquated. Think of farmers, ranchers, miners, etc handling these coins on a daily basis. The wear on the high points strips away most of the dirt & tarnish and gives a nice circulated cameo look that is much appreciated. When I see a well circulated 19th century coin from the SF, NO or CC mints with a white look I feel the coin has been ruined and its history dipped away.

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    Coll3ctorColl3ctor Posts: 3,314 ✭✭✭
    edited January 29, 2023 3:26PM

    @sellitstore said:
    Color is attractive and natural two tone grey with black in the recessed areas. Slightly darker patch on top of obverse and bottom of reverse. Is that the unique part of the toning to which your original post was making reference?

    Mostly on the head and eagle, the two shades of gray.

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    Coll3ctorColl3ctor Posts: 3,314 ✭✭✭

    I'm wondering what caused it because most do not look this way.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It is all environmental... Handling, storage, climate, circumstances.... Not an uncommon look at all. Cheers, RickO

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    Coll3ctorColl3ctor Posts: 3,314 ✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:
    A beautiful classic American coin! 👍🏻

    Anyone else have any that look similar post away...

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    coastaljerseyguycoastaljerseyguy Posts: 1,250 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very common & appreciated circulation look. My assumption is the coin originally toned, developed a patina, with a uniform look, maybe not used for a period of time, and then recirculated again and the new wear stripped away some of the dirt and tarnish.

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    AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,539 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Take if from somebody that actually used silver dollars in commerce. Coins are handled in the normal course of business and dirt and grime, grease and sandwich drippings are so dang common they change the way they look. Then you put it in your pocket with other silver dollars, and change and denim and pocket dirt, and wal-ah, you have a circulated cameo.
    Extremely common look, back in the day.
    bob :)

    Registry: CC lowballs (boblindstrom), bobinvegas1989@yahoo.com
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    Dave99BDave99B Posts: 8,364 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice half. Unique toning? I have 100s of similar Barber coins. Hmmm...

    Dave

    Always looking for original, better date VF20-VF35 Barber quarters and halves, and a quality beer.
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    Eldorado9Eldorado9 Posts: 2,113 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is just a good old fashioned circulated Barber half right there! Great coin.

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,836 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 30, 2023 9:02PM

    Somewhat similar to yours @Coll3ctor. A family friend acquired several boxes of random coins from his father. He wanted my help to inventory and price them. He wanted me to take a couple just for helping him. I took this one.

    It would have been nicer without the rim hits. 😫

    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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    Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just a nice looking "circulation cameo".

    "When they can't find anything wrong with you, they create it!"

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    MrBlusterMrBluster Posts: 320 ✭✭✭

    That the look I go for on circulated coins. Nice coin.

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    TennesseeDaveTennesseeDave Posts: 4,743 ✭✭✭✭✭


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    edwardjulioedwardjulio Posts: 1,034 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here is one I like P40:

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,836 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @edwardjulio- 👍🏻 👍🏻

    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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