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    Personally I do not like the toning. But, it is what it is. To me, the reverse toning looks to have been accelerated.

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    RampageRampage Posts: 9,418 ✭✭✭✭

    For $1,000 I hate it.

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    SamByrdSamByrd Posts: 3,131 ✭✭✭✭

    I think it is natural paper toning from album storage and perhaps paper inside album leaf.

    The coin is a great year and grade but the retail price is utterly delusional.

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    chumleychumley Posts: 2,305 ✭✭✭✭


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    CascadeChrisCascadeChris Posts: 2,517 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks market acceptable for sure but there are some real neon blue stunners out there in the price range they're asking

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    segojasegoja Posts: 6,112 ✭✭✭✭

    Very unusual for that date. Neat toners are hard to find on clads.

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    crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,814 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't care for it. Looks wrong to me in every way. JMO

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    DIMEMANDIMEMAN Posts: 22,403 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You would have to take off 3 zeros for me to even consider it.

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    1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,772 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't like the tone and I abhor the price.

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    goldengolden Posts: 9,060 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would only want it at face!

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    woogloutwooglout Posts: 200 ✭✭✭

    I'd pay a quarter of that, maybe. And that's only if it's truly gem and not a 64 market graded to a 65.

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    mannie graymannie gray Posts: 7,259 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It does look like envelope toning, but while I like it, I wouldn't be a player.

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    BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,484 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I take it that the four close-up pictures are of the same coin, but it doesn't look that way. The second pair doesn't even look like the same coin. The pictures have obviously been juiced if it is the same coin.

    As for the look, I find the obverse in the first close-up in and the full slab pictures attractive. The reverse looks artificial to me for reasons I can't fully define. I just don't care for the look.

    I must confess that most all of my interest in "monster toners" is gone because the high prices. I recently bought a 1797 half dime that has original toning, not "monster toning" which I admire very much. I paid the usual price for that piece, and that's what I'm willing to do. I won't pay the super premiums.

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    gripgrip Posts: 9,962 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Kind of like it but wouldn't buy it.

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    oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,899 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Which one is it? There appears to be two different ones, one "bulls-eye" and one "martian". Either way, I like to tones but not the asking price!

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 23, 2016 7:36AM

    It may be slabbed, but with the right equipment, that is quickly achievable....equipment and a couple of chemical crystals... Although this may be 'photographic' tarnish more than actual tarnish... Cheers, RickO

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    davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,851 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If I got it and it looked like the bottom picture on both sides, I would be upset.

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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,693 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's meh.


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    FullStrikeFullStrike Posts: 4,353 ✭✭✭

    Fools are their money. Are parted very quickly sometimes.

    On the bright side - one day THAT Coin might buy you a cup of coffee - when you really really want a good cup.

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    AmazonXAmazonX Posts: 680 ✭✭✭✭

    It's okay...but not for that price.

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    Gorgeous, I own it currently, one of the most attractive 71p out there.

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    Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,693 ✭✭✭✭✭

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    CryptoCrypto Posts: 3,397 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I will never believe that is not doctored. Wonder why there aren’t any dimes that look like that? Is it there isn’t a big enough collector base that buys them? I have gone though bags and bags of Ike’s, fancy aftermarket paper based holders of them by the hundreds and all types of mint sets and I have never seen anything close to like that naturally.

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    JimTylerJimTyler Posts: 3,057 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’d never buy it but I like it

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