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Toned 1948 MO 5 PESOS Mexico Question

I saw this coin in an upcoming auction, and I am a sucker for toners. However, this one feels a little weird to me (I'm also not 100% familiar with Mexican coinage). The obverse is toned like crazy, and the reverse is pristine-white. Is that odd for these coins?

Also, how much is "too much" to pay for this coin? It's in an NNC Holder, so I'm not trusting the grade of MS67 that's on it at all. Any help is appreciated.

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  • pruebaspruebas Posts: 4,281 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like windowsill toning (AT) to me.

    The big TPGs will bodybag it.

  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,614 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm not concerned about the grade, but that coin won't cross to a straight-graded holder at NGC or PCGS, in my opinion.

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  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,681 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There are some outstanding examples of this type. This one is a pass

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  • JobessiJobessi Posts: 266 ✭✭✭

    Thanks everyone!

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  • jdmernjdmern Posts: 286 ✭✭✭

    Toning on the obverse would not straight grade at PCGS or NGC

    Justin Meunier

    Boardwalk Numismatics

  • RSPRSP Posts: 64 ✭✭

    From time to time you might see a coin toned only on one side. This in itself is not a reason to condemn the coin. Sometimes this happens. The real question is: is the toning articial? In this case I don't think you even have to ask the question since with patience I think you can find a much prettier toner. I wish you good luck.

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