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Bag and EOR Toned Peace Dollar

split37split37 Posts: 285 ✭✭✭✭

I love this coin and it is one of my favorite coins in my collection. Bag toning on a peace dollar is even more rare than attractive toning. What are your thoughts on this piece?

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  • SanctionIISanctionII Posts: 11,590 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Interesting appearance.

    How does this coin look in hand, under good lighting? In hand does it look like it does in the above photo? Further, good or bad is the luster for this coin?

    To me the coin, as shown in the photo, has positive eye appeal.

  • U1chicagoU1chicago Posts: 5,492 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 16, 2024 7:45PM

    Pros:
    ~rare type of toning that you don't see often
    ~unusual look (some people are drawn to that)
    ~will bring a premium based on Peace Dollar toning being valued

    Cons:
    ~look dark
    ~appears to lack luster
    ~most won't like it (including those that collect toners)

    Overall, I find it interesting and would be open to having something like this but would not want to pay the premium since the colors don't elicit enough excitement from me.

  • RobertScotLoverRobertScotLover Posts: 503 ✭✭✭✭

    I appreciate great toning but I don't consider the obverse to have a positive eye appeal from toning in this particular situation. Its way too dark for my eyes. The Rev is far better

  • split37split37 Posts: 285 ✭✭✭✭

    @SanctionII said:
    Interesting appearance.

    How does this coin look in hand, under good lighting? In hand does it look like it does in the above photo? Further, good or bad is the luster for this coin?

    To me the coin, as shown in the photo, has positive eye appeal.

    In hand, the obverse is completely flat in luster, however the rainbow is head on and not static on the reverse. I prefer toners you can look directly at and tell their toners. I am not a fan of coins that only look toned when rotated and dull otherwise.

  • CryptoCrypto Posts: 3,335 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 16, 2024 7:59PM

    Looks more like an older (70-80s) third party commemorative holder. The cheap mail order or souvenir type. In my time rummaging around B&Ms, any coin like that was always the commonest of dates in an unstable holder with reactive colors and inserts trapped in little plastic holders.

    IMHO that coin is closer to environmental damage than “color toning” and the more protected rev didn’t have the air exposure as the face up Obv did causing it react slower. Considering how much light TVs have……

  • split37split37 Posts: 285 ✭✭✭✭

    @CircCam said:
    I love it too- so much character. Thanks for sharing.

    I’m a fan of that far-progressed look on coins of that era in particular. It reminds me of how all the old items looked in my grandparent’s basement when I used to explore down there as a kid.

    I am a big fan of terminal toners as well. What's really remarkable about this coin is that it looked like it toned in two different environments; in a roll in a cloth bag for a period and then album or cardboard held. It's so strange, I don't know if I've ever seen anything like it.

  • braddickbraddick Posts: 22,816 ✭✭✭✭✭

    peacockcoins

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