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Toned Peace Dollar - Natural or Artificial?

CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,264 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited April 6, 2023 6:38AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Given the resurrection of the toned Peace Dollar thread, I thought I'd try out a poll here. Make a choice and add commentary as you wish. Edit to add that the TV is an accurate representation of the coin's appearance in hand and it is quite lustrous.

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Toned Peace Dollar - Natural or Artificial?

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  • Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They are one in the same. Intent being what is questioned. How that is determined is beyond me. Thanks 🙏

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  • CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,264 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Bump for evening crowd and commentary.

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  • Shane6596Shane6596 Posts: 759 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Naturally Toned

    I've seen a few silvers that looked very similar to that. Pretty sure it's natural. Has that "flaky" peeling look to it.

    Personally, i don't like the look and i passed on a bunch that were straight graded with that toning.

    To me, coins with that toning look like a bad nail polish job on a working girl. JMO

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  • ConnecticoinConnecticoin Posts: 12,418 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Naturally Toned

    I think it appears NT, but, based on the picture, not much eye appeal IMO.

  • U1chicagoU1chicago Posts: 5,333 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Naturally Toned

    It looks market acceptable to me. The reverse has a crusty look that I've seen on other Peace Dollars. The obverse might cause some to question it but nothing about it looks too unusual.

  • split37split37 Posts: 253 ✭✭✭✭
    Naturally Toned

    NT and MA

  • gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,170 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Naturally Toned

    I don't like the toning on it, but looks like a straight graded example.

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  • gtstanggtstang Posts: 1,662 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm going to say it's natural. I would also think the truview is misleading as to how it looks in hand. Is it more of a dark copper look?
    Can you post an in hand pic of this one?

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Naturally Toned

    That coin spent time in a very unfriendly environment.... The tarnish occurred... (much like other waste happens). Whether intentional or by chance is the question... Cheers, RickO

  • anablepanablep Posts: 4,981 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 7, 2023 6:10AM
    Naturally Toned

    I think the colors it displays indicate it tarnished naturally, in that it was left inadvertently in a tarnish-friendly, sulfur-forward ecosystem without malicious toning intent by its former custodian. Yeesh...

    Always looking for attractive rim toned Morgan and Peace dollars in PCGS or (older) ANA/ANACS holders!

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  • raysrays Posts: 2,303 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Naturally Toned

    Looks natural to me, and quite attractive. In my experience this type of toning is rare on Peace dollars.

  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,179 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I am not sure, I don't like it much though.

    Collector, occasional seller

  • emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 3,673 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What bothers me is the image of a finger print on the obverse.
    But not the reverse ?

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