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Your opinion on this Peace dollar toning

braddickbraddick Posts: 23,113 ✭✭✭✭✭

I find myself unable to turn away.
I am unsure if that is a good or bad thing.
Your thoughts?


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    MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think it's interesting. Not enough to want to buy it, but I can see how somebody else might.

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    I like it.

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    keyman64keyman64 Posts: 15,456 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Definitely not for me.

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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,113 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I sent the seller an offer.
    Let's see if he takes it.

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    TPRCTPRC Posts: 3,739 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's a very bad thing!

    Tom

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    ThreeCentSilverFLThreeCentSilverFL Posts: 1,659 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Only because you asked: awful.

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    vplite99vplite99 Posts: 1,182 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ugly to me, MHO.

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    U1chicagoU1chicago Posts: 5,607 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's unusual. I would not recommend paying 65+ money or much of a toner premium but can see it being an interesting piece to add if the price was low enough.

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    zippcityzippcity Posts: 888 ✭✭✭✭

    @braddick said:
    I find myself unable to turn away.
    I am unsure if that is a good or bad thing.
    Your thoughts?


    I'd be afraid to turn away from it. :o This one's going to make Ricko cringe. Good luck on your offer.

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    ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,328 ✭✭✭✭✭

    IMO... extremely negative. And I am usually OK with most natural toning.

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    DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,536 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This thread reminds me of a coin I considered buying out of Witter’s inventory, but someone jumped on it before me. It’s not necessarily that the toning made the coin more attractive, but it was unique in its own way and obscure enough to catch your eye. I kept going back to the site to see if it had sold, and alas, it did.

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    privatecoinprivatecoin Posts: 3,185 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Miss liberty turned into a star trek Trill. I like it.... :D

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    lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,462 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @braddick said:

    Kind of makes me wonder if it is something 'alive' on it.

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    Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Different but not for me.

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    NeophyteNumismatistNeophyteNumismatist Posts: 888 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think if you got sick of this coin, it would be very hard to sell.

    I am a newer collector (started April 2020), and I primarily focus on U.S. Half Cents and Type Coins. Early copper is my favorite.

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    jacrispiesjacrispies Posts: 717 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not a fan, too distracting over the coin's design.

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    MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @NeophyteNumismatist said:
    I think if you got sick of this coin, it would be very hard to sell.

    Priced right, anything is easy to sell. Protip- people who don't like the coin will not be the best judge of what it is worth.

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    Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,672 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Which grader sneezed on it? It's only gonna get worse. IMO

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    spyglassdesignspyglassdesign Posts: 1,499 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not a fan. I'd probably crack dip and resubmit hoping for a better grade. I've had decent luck doing this with a few coins lately, but you have to be picky as removing the toning can reveal other problems.

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    CladiatorCladiator Posts: 17,919 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DeplorableDan said:
    This thread reminds me of a coin I considered buying out of Witter’s inventory, but someone jumped on it before me. It’s not necessarily that the toning made the coin more attractive, but it was unique in its own way and obscure enough to catch your eye. I kept going back to the site to see if it had sold, and alas, it did.

    That one makes me think of some tribal ceremony where he had to eat the still beating heart out of a deer or bear or something. :#

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    blitzdudeblitzdude Posts: 5,458 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 5, 2023 7:10AM

    Disgusting, almost made me vomit. I can taste the pre-puke in my mouth. RGDS!

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    The_Dinosaur_ManThe_Dinosaur_Man Posts: 837 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm intrigued yet I don't like it. Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder so someone will eventually love it.

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    BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,482 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I suppose any Peace Dollar with toning attracts attention, but it would not be for me.

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    NeophyteNumismatistNeophyteNumismatist Posts: 888 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MasonG I agree that it will sell if priced cheaply enough. But, I quick poll of the room is 100% against it (so far). This coin may be someones cup of tea, but i think most would dip it or skip it.

    I am a newer collector (started April 2020), and I primarily focus on U.S. Half Cents and Type Coins. Early copper is my favorite.

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    gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,428 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like nice toning. This one is ugly. Looks like somebody puked on it. I don't think it would even dip out well. Looks like terminal black spots.

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    MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @NeophyteNumismatist said:
    @MasonG I agree that it will sell if priced cheaply enough. But, I quick poll of the room is 100% against it (so far). This coin may be someones cup of tea, but i think most would dip it or skip it.

    That's only half of my point. The other half is that people who'll never be buyers of a coin are not the best source of information regarding its value.

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    NeophyteNumismatistNeophyteNumismatist Posts: 888 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's fair.

    I am a newer collector (started April 2020), and I primarily focus on U.S. Half Cents and Type Coins. Early copper is my favorite.

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    kazkaz Posts: 9,067 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't think the toning complements the design very well, so I would pass.

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    Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @NeophyteNumismatist said:
    @MasonG I agree that it will sell if priced cheaply enough. But, I quick poll of the room is 100% against it (so far). This coin may be someones cup of tea, but i think most would dip it or skip it.

    I'm sure it will sell for quite a premium on eBay as any kind of toned Peace Dollars do very well there, even with all their fees.

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    coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,767 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yuck, and that is the nicest thing I can say.

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    al410al410 Posts: 2,403 ✭✭✭✭

    Ugly to me

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    SnapsSnaps Posts: 187 ✭✭✭✭

    Hideous.

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    GRANDAMGRANDAM Posts: 8,375 ✭✭✭✭✭

    GrandAm :)
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    CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,603 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Liberty has Leprosy! Yuck.

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    pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,593 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Aye, red tide and brackish backwash coming over the bow Cap'n!

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    jmski52jmski52 Posts: 22,380 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 4, 2023 8:53PM

    I think not. Is it too late for the U.S. Coin Forum to do an intervention?

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    Dave99BDave99B Posts: 8,359 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just flat awful!

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    anablepanablep Posts: 5,029 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You could always crack it, dip it, and resubmit it.

    Or you can pass.

    I would pass.

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    Shane6596Shane6596 Posts: 759 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 4, 2023 9:34PM

    There's alot going on there. I'm sure someone will love it.

    Reminds me of a Petri dish experiment.

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    pmh1nicpmh1nic Posts: 3,146 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pass.

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    air4mdcair4mdc Posts: 797 ✭✭✭✭

    The more I go back to looking at this coin the more I see the cheetah spot toning. I’ve also had a glass or two of some good Port. If you can get it for less than 50$ , why not? There are a few options for you with the coin in hand.

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    ShamikaShamika Posts: 18,760 ✭✭✭✭

    If the field in front of Liberty's face had less toning I might like it. Ultimately, toning is a very personal thing.

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    BryceMBryceM Posts: 11,733 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I imagine someone was trying to toss this over the dip bucket into the melt bucket. It must have bounced off and landed in the pile to be graded.

    That's the only logical explanation I can see.

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    Coin FinderCoin Finder Posts: 6,953 ✭✭✭✭✭

    no, not good for me...

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    124Spider124Spider Posts: 848 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow, what a spectacular exhibit for my pet peeve, which is that TPGs sometimes put coins in body bags for relatively minor flaws, but straight-grade a coin as ugly as this one!

    Yes, I understand that these things are a matter of taste, but that's exactly my point. I applaud them for letting the market decide what to do with this thing, but I wish they would do that with a lot more coins that they bag up.

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