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habaracahabaraca Posts: 1,964 ✭✭✭✭✭

What is causing the reddish tint on this gold piece?

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  • Insider3Insider3 Posts: 260 ✭✭✭

    I've seen two types of reddish color on gold. This is one. I call it toning and it can be proved that some of it is from the copper in the alloy. The other is darker and can be flaked off or removed chemically. It occurs on gold found in the ground or sea salvage.

  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,005 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Insider3 said:
    I've seen two types of reddish color on gold. This is one. I call it toning and it can be proved that some of it is from the copper in the alloy. The other is darker and can be flaked off or removed chemically. It occurs on gold found in the ground or sea salvage.

    I've seen a third type of reddish color on gold coins- iodine added to the surface. But that doesn't appear to be the case here.

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,585 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've seen a 4th type. Strawberry jam from a sloppy dealer eating a sandwich.

  • jacrispiesjacrispies Posts: 711 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 27, 2024 12:11PM

    @Manifest_Destiny said:
    I've seen a 4th type. Strawberry jam from a sloppy dealer eating a sandwich.

    Looks like common gold toning. Gold does not tone to any far extent but the reddish glow gives credit to the originality similar like a dark crusty bust half.

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  • Pnies20Pnies20 Posts: 2,054 ✭✭✭✭✭

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  • habaracahabaraca Posts: 1,964 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @habaraca buy it

    buy more of my coins so I can> @Pnies20 said:

  • MapsOnFireMapsOnFire Posts: 189 ✭✭✭

    Remember the gold coins in the Boscoreale treasure. Some, or all, had red toning which is different from the ones mentioned above.

  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,585 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @habaraca said:

    @habaraca buy it

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  • Pnies20Pnies20 Posts: 2,054 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @pursuitofliberty said:

    @habaraca said:

    @habaraca buy it

    buy more of my coins so I can> @Pnies20 said:

    I thought he picked you clean. Are you holding out sharing the list?

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  • Pnies20Pnies20 Posts: 2,054 ✭✭✭✭✭

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  • RobertScotLoverRobertScotLover Posts: 577 ✭✭✭✭

    I do not see red per say, I see copper colored toning

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