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Re: Coin Eye Candy
« Reply #77 on: 2017 Feb 03, 12:13:57 AM »
1889-S Liberty Seated Dime 10C 64 NGC Rainbow Color Tone ~ Scarce Date - Dec 12, 2016 5:39AM - sold for the full Buy-It-Now asking price $1035.

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None available in this grade or higher at the time of this posting. Very nice blue target toning on both sides of the coin. NGC's value is $1775 right now for an average specimen, and that seems too high considering the low price this sold for. However, since this a fixed price Buy-It-Now, it's possible it was priced too low.
 

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Re: Coin Eye Candy
« Reply #78 on: 2017 Feb 03, 01:19:49 AM »
1990 ANACS 62 Rainbow Toned American Silver Eagle - Dec 18, 2016 4:14PM - sold in a cheap auction $68.

From greattoning (new, ending, sold)

ANACS 5176157

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These are most common in 69 grade, so that accounts for the low price, with this specimen being only a 62. It's a great deal for a nicely toned coin. Whatever lowered its grade is probably also responsible for the nice toning. Maybe it was someone's play toy, and it got forgotten in some old jeans for 20 years?
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Re: Coin Eye Candy
« Reply #79 on: 2017 Feb 03, 01:45:38 AM »
1936 Buffalo Satin Finish Nickel Proof PCGS 67 - Toning! Scarce! - Dec 18, 2016 7:53AM - sold for the full Buy-It-Now asking price $1950.

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I like the golden warrior look on this coin. The gold colored streaks land on the Indian's face almost like warpaint. Notice that this specimen has a die rotation error that isn't mentioned on the label. Are they all like that?
 

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Re: Coin Eye Candy
« Reply #80 on: 2017 Feb 03, 02:55:59 AM »
 

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Re: Coin Eye Candy
« Reply #81 on: 2017 Feb 04, 03:56:33 PM »
1986 Silver Eagle PCGS 68 Colorfully Toned Blue Red Fiery First Year of Issue (price reveal) - Jan-05 16:14 - sold in a Best Offer option $349.95.

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The colors match up with the flag. These are only worth $40 untoned, but it's worth a lot more with vivid toning like this one has.
 

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Re: Coin Eye Candy
« Reply #82 on: 2017 Feb 08, 06:52:10 PM »
1909 LINCOLN CENT NGC MS 65 RB MONSTER TONED Feb 06, 2017 12:49 PM sold for the full Buy-It-Now asking price $199.99.

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It's very unusual for copper a non-proof business strike (for a circulation) to tone this beautifully. It's one of the best I have ever seen.
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Re: Coin Eye Candy
« Reply #83 on: 2017 Feb 08, 07:17:28 PM »
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Re: Coin Eye Candy
« Reply #84 on: 2017 Feb 08, 10:08:05 PM »
1882-S Morgan Dollar PCGS 66 Electrified Purple & Green Rainbow Toning Feb-06 13:37 sold for the full Buy-It-Now asking price $749.95.

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1882-S Morgan Dollar PCGS 66 with supernatural black opal iridescent surfaces - sold for the full Buy-It-Now asking price $749.95
 

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Re: Coin Eye Candy
« Reply #85 on: 2017 Feb 08, 10:37:13 PM »
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Re: Coin Eye Candy
« Reply #86 on: 2017 Feb 09, 02:32:47 AM »
1897 S 10C BARBER DIME PCGS CAC 64+ INCREDIBLE TONING!! (price reveal) - Dec-21 11:22 - sold in a Best Offer option $2250.

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This coin is probably in the top 10 finest surviving specimens for combined grade and beauty in PCGS population, with only 2 other "plus" grade specimens (premium quality for eye appeal), and only 8 other coins that are more than 1 grade finer. This coin probably squeaks in at the #10 finest known specimen from PCGS.
 

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Re: Coin Eye Candy
« Reply #87 on: 2017 Feb 09, 08:32:25 PM »
1888 Morgan Silver Dollar *PCGS 65* Vibrant Rainbow Toning Dec-14 02:03 sold for the full Buy-It-Now asking price $599.

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There are a lot of beautifully toned Morgan silver dollars in the world, so I have to ignore most of them in order to focus on only the best. I have ignored crescent toned specimens because there are plenty of fully toned ones out there, but this one is especially beautiful, and worth highlighting.
 

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Re: Coin Eye Candy
« Reply #88 on: 2017 Feb 09, 09:17:25 PM »
 

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Re: Coin Eye Candy
« Reply #89 on: 2017 Feb 09, 11:34:28 PM »
1949-D Jefferson Nickel PCGS 64 Monster Colorful Rainbow Toned Gem! A1 Dec 19, 2016 3:24 PM sold in a Best Offer option $45.

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Nickels can survive for hundreds of years with no toning at all, that's why most of the coins that get posted are silver. This one is especially beautiful, and it's reflected in the price. Normally this type is $7 for untoned specimens in the same grade, but this toned one sold in a Best Offer option for $45. Basically, that means buying a coin like this for the untoned price could be very profitable.
 

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Re: Coin Eye Candy
« Reply #90 on: 2017 Feb 09, 11:54:07 PM »
1973 S$1 R.C.M.P. Canada Dollar PCGS 66 Rainbow Monster! w/ TrueView (price reveal) Jan 22, 2017 2:09 PM sold in a Best Offer option $320.50.

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The normal value for untoned specimens in this grade is only $85. I have found several very nice specimens of this coin type, so nice toning seems to be a somewhat common thing, like with Morgan dollars, but supply seems to create demand when it comes to coins like these. The coin market is like most other collectibles markets, but coins are much more likely to be luxury items. Collectibles and luxury items don't always follow the rules of supply and demand. Normally demand precedes supply, but nobody knew they wanted wanted the latest iPhone until after it became available.
 

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Re: Coin Eye Candy
« Reply #91 on: 2017 Feb 22, 02:23:11 AM »
2002 Toned SIlver Eagle PCGS 68 Beautiful Obverse Toning Jan-05 13:39 sold in a Best Offer option $150.

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This coin wasn't very interesting to me at first, but after studying it and pondering it for a while, I noticed the starry night on the right. It's a beautiful dichotomy of day and night.
« Last Edit: 2017 Feb 22, 04:07:36 AM by badon »
 

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Re: Coin Eye Candy
« Reply #92 on: 2017 Feb 22, 04:33:37 AM »
1889-P PCGS 64 MORGAN $ BEST COLORFUL MONSTER RAINBOW TONED FOR THIS YEAR*** Dec-25 14:03 sold for the full Buy-It-Now asking price $1175.

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Normal value for an untoned coin in this grade is only $45.
 

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Re: Coin Eye Candy
« Reply #93 on: 2017 Feb 22, 03:04:30 PM »
1957-D Lincoln Wheat Cent PCGS 64 RB Wild Color! Silver Blue & Pink Toned JW10 Feb 01, 2017 8:21 AM sold in a Best Offer option $150.

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Very unusual toning on this one. It has red copper, silver gray, and golden brass colors, with a few splotches of vivid blue. Absolutely unique specimen.
 

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Re: Coin Eye Candy
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Re: Coin Eye Candy
« Reply #95 on: 2017 Feb 25, 08:21:06 PM »
2000-S Lincoln Memorial Cent Penny proof PCGS 69 RD DCAM Unique Bubble Color Toned Feb-17 16:44 sold in a high auction starting price $24.99.

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This coin looks like Abraham Lincoln is underwater or taking a bubble bath :)
 

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Re: Coin Eye Candy
« Reply #96 on: 2017 Feb 25, 08:44:55 PM »
 

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Re: Coin Eye Candy
« Reply #97 on: 2017 Feb 25, 09:05:11 PM »
1902-O Morgan Silver Dollar *NGC 63* Vibrant Rainbow Toning, Textile Dec-10 04:18 sold for the full Buy-It-Now asking price $349.

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Really impressive textile toning on this one. The toning pattern is from the canvas bag that it was stored in for over 100 years without moving. Textile toning is considered one of the most desirable kinds of toning. Why? I'm guessing because it's not only beautiful, it is also evidence the coin's quiet journey through time in a bank vault somewhere. It is difficult or impossible to fake this kind of toning, because the exact circumstances that created it are well known, and they can't be duplicated any other way.
 

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Re: Coin Eye Candy
« Reply #98 on: 2017 Feb 25, 09:41:21 PM »
Lovely 1990 PCGS 68 Superb Gem Rainbow Toned American Silver Eagle w/ TrueView Feb 19, 2017 4:49 PM sold in a cheap auction $404.

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A bunch of these have been showing up on the market, which you can see evidence of in /r/CoinEyeCandy, with several other coins getting posted there recently, some with the same date too. I'm guessing somebody's old hoard got put on the market recently.
 

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Re: Coin Eye Candy
« Reply #99 on: 2017 Feb 28, 04:58:25 PM »