Rainbow Tone

how do you tone coins ex. rainbow colors?

Artificial toning is probably one of the best ways to destroy the value of your coins. It typically results in intense colors of purple, blue, or red, and coin grading services will typically refuse to grade a coin they suspect has been artificially toned. In my opinion, most of the Rainbow Toned coins that are on the market that are ungraded (unslabbed) are phony and worthless.

See this commentary:

http://www.coingrading.com/ynotgrade1.html

Natural toning is the result of chemical reactions with the silver, copper, or other metal in the coin. Most attractive silver toning is the result of sulfur, while most black silver toning is from chlorides. Often moisture combined with paper rolls, or cloth mint bags will produce attractive toning. Sulfur was used in older mint bags as a preservative and would react with silver oxide on the coins to form a colorful patina. Paper used in coin rolls and small envelopes often contains sulfur also and causes toning. Another common source of toning were the old style coin albums, where round holes in cardboard held the coins. Different brands of coin albums even resulted in different types of toning as a result of different paper and ink compositions.

All that said, if you really want to find out how to tone coins there is nothing like experimentation.
1. Apparently bleach (chlorides) will turn your coins purple.
2. I think dipping in very dilute sulfuric acid is likely to give Silver Coins a yellow tone.
Whatever you try, I suggest you do it on worthless coins, because after you are done they are most likely going to have no collectible value.

Also see:

http://rg.ancients.info/guide/toning.html

Find Popular Rainbow Tone At eBay Below:

1887 RAINBOW TONED MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR NGC MS64STAR MONSTER OBVERSE TONER
1887 RAINBOW TONED MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR NGC MS64STAR MONSTER OBVERSE TONER
$475.00
1974 S Jefferson Nickel BU UNC Condition Rainbow Color Toned
1974 S Jefferson Nickel BU UNC Condition Rainbow Color Toned
$24.99
1971 S Eisenhower Silver Dollar Brown Ike BU Proof Vibrant Rainbow Color Toned
1971 S Eisenhower Silver Dollar Brown Ike BU Proof Vibrant Rainbow Color Toned
$19.99
1888 Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS64 Certified Graded Electric Rainbow Toning
1888 Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS64 Certified Graded Electric Rainbow Toning
$110.00
1991 S Kennedy Half Dollar BU UNC Condition Bronze Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1991 S Kennedy Half Dollar BU UNC Condition Bronze Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$22.99
1890 CC Morgan Silver Dollar 1 PCGS MS65 Rainbow Tone 4600 Value
1890 CC Morgan Silver Dollar 1 PCGS MS65 Rainbow Tone 4600 Value
$4,272.30
1971 S Eisenhower Silver Dollar Brown Ike BU Proof Rim Rainbow Color Toned
1971 S Eisenhower Silver Dollar Brown Ike BU Proof Rim Rainbow Color Toned
$19.99
2004 Lincoln Memorial Cent Penny BU MS Unique Rainbow Color Toned
2004 Lincoln Memorial Cent Penny BU MS Unique Rainbow Color Toned
$4.99
1936+1937 Buffalo Nickel Lot Rainbow Toned + Proof Like PL BL35
1936+1937 Buffalo Nickel Lot Rainbow Toned + Proof Like PL BL35
$6.04
1990 S Kennedy Half Dollar Rainbow Color Toned Gem BU UNC Condition
1990 S Kennedy Half Dollar Rainbow Color Toned Gem BU UNC Condition
$24.99
1977 S Eisenhower Dollar IKE BU Proof Attractive Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1977 S Eisenhower Dollar IKE BU Proof Attractive Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$29.99
1989 S Kennedy Half Dollar BU UNC Condition Bronze Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1989 S Kennedy Half Dollar BU UNC Condition Bronze Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$22.99
1999 D Delaware State Quarter BU UNC Condition Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1999 D Delaware State Quarter BU UNC Condition Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$24.99
1963 Franklin Silver Half Dollar BU MS Light Rainbow Color Toned Gem Coin
1963 Franklin Silver Half Dollar BU MS Light Rainbow Color Toned Gem Coin
$17.49
1932 Washington Quarter Gem BU Rainbow Toned Q440
1932 Washington Quarter Gem BU Rainbow Toned Q440
$27.99
1887 Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 Certified PCGS MS64 Nice Rainbow Toning
1887 Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 Certified PCGS MS64 Nice Rainbow Toning
$249.10
1883 O Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 PCGS MS63 Nice Rainbow Toning
1883 O Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 PCGS MS63 Nice Rainbow Toning
$230.30
1954 S 25C Washington Quarter Superior GEM PCGS MS 66 Rainbow Mint Set tone
1954 S 25C Washington Quarter Superior GEM PCGS MS 66 Rainbow Mint Set tone
$33.99
1955 25C Washington Quarter Superior GEM NGC MS 66 Attractive Rainbow Tone
1955 25C Washington Quarter Superior GEM NGC MS 66 Attractive Rainbow Tone
$39.99
1949 Washington Quarter ICG MS 66 Superior GEM Light Rainbow Tone Bold Strike
1949 Washington Quarter ICG MS 66 Superior GEM Light Rainbow Tone Bold Strike
$69.99
1923 Silver Peace Dollar BU MS Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1923 Silver Peace Dollar BU MS Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$34.99
1886 morgan silver dollar Irish rainbow tone
1886 morgan silver dollar Irish rainbow tone
$150.00
1976 S Eisenhower Dollar IKE BU Proof Beautiful Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1976 S Eisenhower Dollar IKE BU Proof Beautiful Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$12.99
1977 S Eisenhower Dollar IKE BU Proof Beautiful Rainbow Color Toned
1977 S Eisenhower Dollar IKE BU Proof Beautiful Rainbow Color Toned
$19.99
1922 Silver Peace Dollar BU MS Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1922 Silver Peace Dollar BU MS Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$74.99
2007 S Washington Presidential Dollar BU Proof Rainbow Color Toned Gem
2007 S Washington Presidential Dollar BU Proof Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$9.99
1941 Washington Quarter BU Rainbow Toned 90 Silver Q326
1941 Washington Quarter BU Rainbow Toned 90 Silver Q326
$5.55
1879 S Morgan Silver Dollar Gem BU NGC MS 64 Monster Rainbow Toning so NICE
1879 S Morgan Silver Dollar Gem BU NGC MS 64 Monster Rainbow Toning so NICE
$475.00
1990 S Jefferson Nickel BU Proof Beautiful Rainbow Color Toned Gem UNC 24594
1990 S Jefferson Nickel BU Proof Beautiful Rainbow Color Toned Gem UNC 24594
$7.99
1884 US Mint 1 Morgan Silver Dollar Graded ANACS MS64 Light Rainbow Toning
1884 US Mint 1 Morgan Silver Dollar Graded ANACS MS64 Light Rainbow Toning
$74.95
1884 o uncirculated US morgan silver dollar with rainbow toning very pretty
1884 o uncirculated US morgan silver dollar with rainbow toning very pretty
$95.00
1963 Franklin Silver Half Dollar BU MS Rainbow Color Toned
1963 Franklin Silver Half Dollar BU MS Rainbow Color Toned
$17.49
2007 P Washington State Quarter BU MS Rainbow Color Toned
2007 P Washington State Quarter BU MS Rainbow Color Toned
$7.99
2007 P Lincoln Memorial Cent Penny BU MS Rainbow Color Toned
2007 P Lincoln Memorial Cent Penny BU MS Rainbow Color Toned
$4.99
1921 Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1921 Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$39.99
1957 D PCGS MS65 Franklin Silver Half Nice Rainbow Color Tone Gem MS 65 Coin
1957 D PCGS MS65 Franklin Silver Half Nice Rainbow Color Tone Gem MS 65 Coin
$2,099.99
1989 S Washington Quarter Beautiful BU UNC Condition Rainbow Color Toned
1989 S Washington Quarter Beautiful BU UNC Condition Rainbow Color Toned
$24.99
1884 CC PCGS MS65 MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR 690 RAINBOW TONING ON REVERSE
1884 CC PCGS MS65 MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR 690 RAINBOW TONING ON REVERSE
$585.53
1878 s CAC + PCGS MS65 MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR 688 ROSE TONING RAINBOW
1878 s CAC + PCGS MS65 MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR 688 ROSE TONING RAINBOW
$348.15
1881 O Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 Certified PCGS MS64 Nice Rainbow Toning
1881 O Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 Certified PCGS MS64 Nice Rainbow Toning
$371.30



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1932 washington quarter gem bu rainbow toned q440, 1887 toned morgan silver dollar $1 certified pcgs ms64 nice rainbow toning, 1883o toned morgan silver dollar $1 pcgs ms63 nice rainbow toning, 1954s 25c washington quarter superior gem pcgs ms 66 rainbow mint set tone, 1955 25c washington quarter superior gem ngc ms 66 attractive rainbow tone, 1949 washington quarter icg ms 66 superior gem light rainbow tone bold strike, 1923 silver peace dollar bu ms rainbow color toned gem, 1886 morgan silver dollar irish rainbow tone, 1976s eisenhower dollar ike bu proof beautiful rainbow color toned gem, 1977s eisenhower dollar ike bu proof beautiful rainbow color toned, 1922 silver peace dollar bu ms rainbow color toned gem, 2007s washington presidential dollar bu proof rainbow color toned gem, 1941 washington quarter bu rainbow toned 90 silver q326, 1879s morgan silver dollar gem bu ngc ms64 monster rainbow toning so nice, 1990s jefferson nickel bu proof beautiful rainbow color toned gem unc 24594, 1884 us mint $1 morgan silver dollar graded anacs ms64 light rainbow toning, 1884o uncirculated us morgan silver dollar with rainbow toning very pretty, 1963 franklin silver half dollar bu ms rainbow color toned, 2007p washington state quarter bu ms rainbow color toned, 2007p lincoln memorial cent penny bu ms rainbow color toned, 1921 morgan silver dollar ms bu stunning rainbow color toned gem, 1957 d pcgs ms65 franklin silver half nice rainbow color tone gem ms 65 coin, 1989s washington quarter beautiful bu unc condition rainbow color toned, 1884 cc pcgs ms65 morgan silver dollar 690 rainbow toning on reverse, 1878 s cac pcgs ms65 morgan silver dollar 688 rose toning rainbow, 1881o toned morgan silver dollar $1 certified pcgs ms64 nice rainbow toning, 1964 silver roosevelt 10c dime pcgs ms66 outrageous rainbow toning color toned, 1978d eisenhower dollar ike pcgs ms 64 unique lusterous rainbow color toned gem, 1887 toned morgan silver dollar $1 certified ngc ms62 eclipse rainbow toning, 1883 indian head cent proof rainbow toning, 1969s washington quarter bu unc condition unique rainbow color toned, 1989s bu unc condition washington quarter rainbow color toned beauty, 1887 toned morgan silver dollar $1 certified pcgs ms65 nice rainbow toning, 1971s washington quarter bu unc condition rainbow color toned, 1992s jefferson nickel bu unc condition unique rainbow color toned beauty, 1958 mint set card with 2 1958d pennies rainbow toning with red, 1976s kennedy half dollar pcgs pr69 dcam sweet rainbow color toned gem, 1880s toned morgan silver dollar $1 ngc ms62 star grade rainbow toning, 1958d anacs ms 65 franklin silver half dollar crescent rainbow toned gem , 1979s bu unc condition jefferson nickel beautiful deep rainbow color toned gem, united states u s morgan silver dollar $100 1890 rainbow tone back one md222, 1945 s pcgs ms 66 liberty walking silver half 2sided rainbow color tone coin, 1988s jefferson nickel bu proof rainbow color toned gem , 1971s eisenhower 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color toned unc 25145, 1968s washington silver quarter ngc pf 66 monster rainbow color toned gem 8398, 1976s eisenhower dollar ike bu ms beautiful rainbow color toned gem, ngc ms64 1883p morgan silver dollar pq rainbow toned tough date w color, 1946 p wild outrageous rainbow toned bu roosevelt dime red blue purple icg ms65, 1976 s silver eisenhower ike dollar pcgs ms65 rainbow target toning red blue grn



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