Coin Dealer Interview: Toned Coins – Questionable Color & Artificial Toning Expert Perspective
One of the strangest and most complicated nuances of coin collecting is toning and what constitutes artificial or ‘fake’ toning versus natural ones, and we’ve got Chris Tisdale here to give an interesting and valuable perspective on the situation. Whether it’s avoiding questionable color coins when submitting to making sure you don’t buy fake toning, it boils down to experience seeing the coins and really knowing what’s what. It’s also important to consider the market implications of what this is and how coins that might be artificially toned end up in straight-graded holders, and Chris weighs in on that phenomenon. What do you think about artificially toned coins?? We’d love to hear your thoughts.