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 P Morgan Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1887 P Morgan Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$92.99
1883 P Morgan Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1883 P Morgan Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$112.49
1881 S Morgan Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1881 S Morgan Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$81.25
1896 Morgan Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Colored Toned Gem
1896 Morgan Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Colored Toned Gem
$112.49
1889 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1889 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$92.99
1885 O Morgan Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1885 O Morgan Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$92.99
1886 P Morgan Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1886 P Morgan Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$92.99
1959 Franklin Silver Half Dollar PCGS MS64 Unique Rainbow Color Toned
1959 Franklin Silver Half Dollar PCGS MS64 Unique Rainbow Color Toned
$56.24
1886 P Morgan Dollar MS Condition Deep Rainbow Color Toned Nice Luster 25995
1886 P Morgan Dollar MS Condition Deep Rainbow Color Toned Nice Luster 25995
$67.49
2007 S United State Mint 50 State Quarter Proof Set BU All Rainbow Color Toned
2007 S United State Mint 50 State Quarter Proof Set BU All Rainbow Color Toned
$74.99
1960 Franklin Silver Half Dollar PCGS MS64 Unique Rainbow Color Toned
1960 Franklin Silver Half Dollar PCGS MS64 Unique Rainbow Color Toned
$56.24
2001 S United State Mint 50 State Quarter Proof Set BU All Rainbow Color Toned
2001 S United State Mint 50 State Quarter Proof Set BU All Rainbow Color Toned
$74.99
1999 S United State Mint 50 State Quarter Proof Set BU All Rainbow Color Toned
1999 S United State Mint 50 State Quarter Proof Set BU All Rainbow Color Toned
$74.99
2002 S United State Mint 50 State Quarter Proof Set BU All Rainbow Color Toned
2002 S United State Mint 50 State Quarter Proof Set BU All Rainbow Color Toned
$67.49
1887 P Morgan 1 Silver Dollar In MS Condition Deep Rainbow Color Toned 26848
1887 P Morgan 1 Silver Dollar In MS Condition Deep Rainbow Color Toned 26848
$92.99
2003 S United State Mint 50 State Quarter Proof Set BU All Rainbow Color Toned
2003 S United State Mint 50 State Quarter Proof Set BU All Rainbow Color Toned
$74.99
1883 P Morgan 1 Silver Dollar MS Condition Deep Rainbow Color Toned 26832
1883 P Morgan 1 Silver Dollar MS Condition Deep Rainbow Color Toned 26832
$91.25
1881 S MORGAN DOLLAR PCGS MS 64 RAINBOW TONED
1881 S MORGAN DOLLAR PCGS MS 64 RAINBOW TONED
$200.00
Rainbow Tone Silver War Nickel Set 11 Coins w Holder real value here
Rainbow Tone Silver War Nickel Set 11 Coins w Holder real value here
$300.00
1904 O Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 PCGS MS63 Nice Rainbow Toning
1904 O Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 PCGS MS63 Nice Rainbow Toning
$164.50
1964 Roosevelt Dime BU Rainbow Tone Album Toning Colorful Rim Toning
1964 Roosevelt Dime BU Rainbow Tone Album Toning Colorful Rim Toning
$25.00
Partial 1954 US Proof Set Rainbow Toned Colorful Toning 4 coins in Old Holder
Partial 1954 US Proof Set Rainbow Toned Colorful Toning 4 coins in Old Holder
$150.00
1884 O Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 NGC MS63 Nice Rainbow Toning
1884 O Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 NGC MS63 Nice Rainbow Toning
$183.30
1900 O Morgan Silver Dollar 1 NGC MS65 Rainbow Toned
1900 O Morgan Silver Dollar 1 NGC MS65 Rainbow Toned
$152.99
1904 O Morgan Silver Dollar 1 NGC MS65 Rainbow Toned
1904 O Morgan Silver Dollar 1 NGC MS65 Rainbow Toned
$152.99
Rainbow Toned 1941 S MERCURY DIME  90 SILVER
Rainbow Toned 1941 S MERCURY DIME 90 SILVER
$7.95
GEM MINT STATE  ROLL TONED 1959 D CENT  RAINBOW COLOR TONING TONE 010056
GEM MINT STATE ROLL TONED 1959 D CENT RAINBOW COLOR TONING TONE 010056
$3.00
1958 D MS 66 Full Bell Line Rainbow Toned PCGS Graded Franklin Half Dollar
1958 D MS 66 Full Bell Line Rainbow Toned PCGS Graded Franklin Half Dollar
$225.95
1884 O MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR CHOICE RAINBOW Colorful Toning COINNGC MS 61
1884 O MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR CHOICE RAINBOW Colorful Toning COINNGC MS 61
$350.00
1884 O Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 PCGS MS63 Nice Rainbow Toning
1884 O Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 PCGS MS63 Nice Rainbow Toning
$183.30
1958 D Washington Quarter ICG MS67 Rainbow Toned Gem
1958 D Washington Quarter ICG MS67 Rainbow Toned Gem
$129.00
1887 1 Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS64 Gorgeous Rainbow Toning Color
1887 1 Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS64 Gorgeous Rainbow Toning Color
$149.95
Grades Mint State 1964 Album Rainbow Toned Kennedy Silver Half Dollar KHX431
Grades Mint State 1964 Album Rainbow Toned Kennedy Silver Half Dollar KHX431
$22.00
1957 D Lincoln Wheat Cent 1C PCGS MS66RB Colorful Rainbow Toning
1957 D Lincoln Wheat Cent 1C PCGS MS66RB Colorful Rainbow Toning
$225.00
1883 O Morgan Silver Dollar 1 Certified PCGS MS62 Nice Rainbow Tone
1883 O Morgan Silver Dollar 1 Certified PCGS MS62 Nice Rainbow Tone
$136.30
1957 D Lincoln Wheat Cent 1C PCGS MS66RB Colorful Rainbow Toning
1957 D Lincoln Wheat Cent 1C PCGS MS66RB Colorful Rainbow Toning
$157.50
1932 P Washington Quarter s41 MS65 PCGS SLIGHT RAINBOW TONING REVERSE
1932 P Washington Quarter s41 MS65 PCGS SLIGHT RAINBOW TONING REVERSE
$200.00
1878 S MS63 NGC Morgan Silver Dollar s080 SEMI PL WITH RAINBOW TONING
1878 S MS63 NGC Morgan Silver Dollar s080 SEMI PL WITH RAINBOW TONING
$95.00
1896 P MS65 NGC Morgan Silver Dollar s066 SLIGHT RAINBOW TONING ON REVERSE
1896 P MS65 NGC Morgan Silver Dollar s066 SLIGHT RAINBOW TONING ON REVERSE
$225.00
1961 Proof Lincoln Cent 1C PCGS PR67BN Colorful Cotton Candy Rainbow Toning
1961 Proof Lincoln Cent 1C PCGS PR67BN Colorful Cotton Candy Rainbow Toning
$270.00



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condition deep rainbow color toned 26848, 2003s united state mint 50 state quarter proof set bu all rainbow color toned, 1883p morgan $1 silver dollar ms condition deep rainbow color toned 26832, 1881s morgan dollar pcgs ms64 rainbow toned, rainbow tone silver war nickel set 11 coins wholder real value here, 1904o toned morgan silver dollar $1 pcgs ms63 nice rainbow toning, 1964 roosevelt dime bu rainbow tonealbum toningcolorful rim toning, partial 1954 us proof setrainbow tonedcolorful toning4coins in old holder, 1884o toned morgan silver dollar $1 ngc ms63 nice rainbow toning, 1900o morgan silver dollar $1 ngc ms65 rainbow toned, 1904o morgan silver dollar $1 ngc ms65 rainbow toned, rainbow toned 1941s mercury dime 90 silver , gem mint state roll toned 1959 d cent rainbow color toning tone 010056 , 1958 d ms 66 full bell line rainbow toned pcgs graded franklin half dollar, 1884 o morgan silver dollar choice rainbow colorful toning coinngc ms 61, 1884o toned morgan silver dollar $1 pcgs ms63 nice rainbow toning, 1958 d washington quarter icg ms67 rainbow toned gem , 1887 $1 morgan silver dollar ngc ms64 gorgeous rainbow toning color , grades mint state 1964 album rainbow toned kennedy silver half dollar khx431, 1957d lincoln wheat cent 1c pcgs ms66rb colorful rainbow toning, 1883o morgan silver dollar $1 certified pcgs ms62 nice rainbow tone, 1932 p washington quarter s41 ms65 pcgs slight rainbow toning reverse, 1878 s ms63 ngc morgan silver dollar s080 semi pl with rainbow toning, 1896 p ms65 ngc morgan silver dollar s066 slight rainbow toning on reverse, 1961 proof lincoln cent 1c pcgs pr67bn colorful cotton candy rainbow toning, 1886 morgan silver dollar rainbow edge toning lot 3, 1936 robinson commemorative half dollar gem bu ms65 nice rainbow rim toning , 1884 o ngc ms63 silver morgan dollar gorgeous rainbow tone reverse lusterous $1, 1955d jefferson nickel 5c pcgs ms65 colorful rainbow toning, 19161917 s walking liberty half dollar two face coin rainbow toned nrlot993, 1960 roosevelt silver dime pcgs ms66 stunning superior gem rainbow toning wow, 1967 kennedy half dollar pcgs ms63 vibrant neon colors target rainbow toning wow, 1881s toned morgan silver dollar $1 ngc ms64 nice rainbow toning, 1956d washington quarter 25c pcgs ms66 colorful rainbow toning, 1879s toned morgan silver dollar $1 certified pcgs ms65 nice rainbow toning, rarerainbow 1922 peace dollar pcgs ms64 stunning golden orange color toned, 1958d washington quarter 25c pcgs ms66 colorful rainbow toning, 1884s morgan silver dollar ms bu stunning rainbow color toned gem, mint state 1943 steel wheat cent rainbow color great toning tone 010095 , 1886 morgan dollar beautiful rainbow toning of gold green blue , 1958 rainbow toned proof set , 1885 morgan dollar rainbow toned pcgs ms64, 1913 buffalo nickel type 1 monster toning 4 super sharp rainbow tones, 1896 toned morgan silver dollar $1 certified pcgs ms62 nice rainbow toning, 1881s morgan dollar pcgs ms64 super nice gem rainbow toned reverse, 1935 buffalo nickel rainbow peripheral toning 17 high end uncirculated, ms65 1884o morgan silver dollar rainbow tone graded ngc xc05, 1931 d pcgs ms64rb red and brown rainbow toned lincoln wheat cent penny, 1904 p morgan silver dollar $1 ms gem bu rainbow toning toned 1 oz 90 silver, 1958d roosevelt dime ms66 fb pcgs 21819354 nice rainbow toning, 1964 pcgs ms66 rainbow toning roosevelt dime itemt6556, 1958d franklin half dollar 50c pcgs ms65 colorful pink rainbow toning, 1887p ngc ms64 morgan $ endroll colorful toned rainbow , 1946 s ngc ms67 washington quarter rainbow toning itemt6566, 1881s toned morgan silver dollar $1 pcgs ms64 nice rainbow toning, 1945s washington quarter pcgs ms66light rainbow toned obverse, 1896 morgan silver dollar ngc ms63 crescent rainbow toning 585a34, 1896 morgan silver dollar ngc ms63 rainbow toning doublejcoins 585a33, 1880s morgan silver dollar proof like choice uncirculated coin rainbow toned, 1952s pcgs 65 cac franklin silver half dollar rainbow toning reds blue, 1880s morgan silver dollar deep rainbow toning pcgs ms65, 1884o rainbow toned morgan silver dollar coin ms63bu, bjstamps 1898 morgan silver dollar rainbow toning on obv, 1878s toned morgan silver dollar $1 pcgs ms64 nice rainbow toning, free shipping one nice rainbow toned mint state 1963d roosevelt dime rdx566, 1883o morgan silver dollar ngc ms64 gorgeous rainbow toning new orleans coin $1, 1888 morgan silver dollar ngc ms63 rainbow toned unc bu philadelphia mint coin, 1883 o silver morgan dollar ngc ms 64 star monster rainbow crescent toned toning, 1884o toned morgan silver dollar $1 pcgs ms64 nice rainbow toning, 5c five cent 1944 d ch bu jefferson nickel rainbow tone war 35 silver, 5c five cent 1944 p ch bu jefferson nickel pq rainbow tone war 35 silver, 5c five cent 1945 d ch bu jefferson nickel rainbow tone war 35 silver, 1977 lincoln cent choice bu endofroll rainbow toned, 1883o toned morgan silver dollar $1 pcgs ms63 nice rainbow toning, 1923 rainbow toned peace dollar silver, 1912 liberty v nickel ngc ms63 gorgeous rainbow toning , 1885o morgan silver dollar ms bu uncirculated rainbow toned 20, 1905 indian head purple rainbow toned fxf very cool worth $3000 , 1837 capped bust half dollar 50c sharp details rainbow tone rare coin, 1880 s pcgs ms 63 pl rainbow silver morgan dollar cac sticker tone $1 prooflike, 1970 s proof lincoln memorial cent great rainbow target obv toning nice coin, 1956 d bu lincoln penny rainbow toned copperbeautiful gem unc, 3 unc rainbow toned wheat cent high quality beautifully toned cents red338



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