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

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1884 O Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 NGC MS64 Nice Rainbow Toning
1884 O Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 NGC MS64 Nice Rainbow Toning
$164.50
1892 Columbian Half Dollar 50C PCGS Secure MS64 Rainbow Toning
1892 Columbian Half Dollar 50C PCGS Secure MS64 Rainbow Toning
$285.00
1821 Capped Bust Half Dollar 50C O 101 NGC XF45 EF45 PQ Rainbow Tone
1821 Capped Bust Half Dollar 50C O 101 NGC XF45 EF45 PQ Rainbow Tone
$408.90
1883 CC Morgan Silver Dollar 1 PCGS MS66+ CAC PQ Plus Grade Rainbow Tone
1883 CC Morgan Silver Dollar 1 PCGS MS66+ CAC PQ Plus Grade Rainbow Tone
$1,471.10
1884 O Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 PCGS MS64 Nice Rainbow Toning
1884 O Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 PCGS MS64 Nice Rainbow Toning
$230.30
1878 Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 Certified NGC MS64 Nice Rainbow Toning
1878 Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 Certified NGC MS64 Nice Rainbow Toning
$314.90
1881 S Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 NGC MS65 Star Grade Rainbow Toning
1881 S Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 NGC MS65 Star Grade Rainbow Toning
$267.90
1964 KENNEDY HALF DOLLAR FIFTY 50 Cent COIN End Roll Toning Rainbow 90 Silver
1964 KENNEDY HALF DOLLAR FIFTY 50 Cent COIN End Roll Toning Rainbow 90 Silver
$11.99
1883 O Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 NGC MS62 Star Grade Rainbow Toning
1883 O Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 NGC MS62 Star Grade Rainbow Toning
$202.10
1962 Jefferson Nickel Amazing Rainbow Toning
1962 Jefferson Nickel Amazing Rainbow Toning
$35.00
1885 O Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 Certified NGC MS64 Nice Rainbow Toning
1885 O Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 Certified NGC MS64 Nice Rainbow Toning
$202.10
1883 O Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 PCGS MS63 Nice Rainbow Toning
1883 O Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 PCGS MS63 Nice Rainbow Toning
$202.10
1881 S Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 ANACS MS65 Nice Rainbow Toning
1881 S Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 ANACS MS65 Nice Rainbow Toning
$267.90
1884 O Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 Certified PCGS MS63 Nice Rainbow Toning
1884 O Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 Certified PCGS MS63 Nice Rainbow Toning
$164.50
1881 S Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 PCGS MS63 Nice Rainbow Toning
1881 S Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 PCGS MS63 Nice Rainbow Toning
$202.10
1904 O Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 PCGS MS62 Nice Rainbow Toning
1904 O Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 PCGS MS62 Nice Rainbow Toning
$211.50
1879 S Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 NGC MS64 Nice Rainbow Toning
1879 S Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 NGC MS64 Nice Rainbow Toning
$230.30
1881 S Morgan Silver Dollar PCGS MS65 Rainbow Toning Coin
1881 S Morgan Silver Dollar PCGS MS65 Rainbow Toning Coin
$267.90
1885 Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 Certified PCGS MS64 Rainbow Toning
1885 Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 Certified PCGS MS64 Rainbow Toning
$249.10
1881 O Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 NGC MS64 CAC Star PQ Rainbow Toning
1881 O Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 NGC MS64 CAC Star PQ Rainbow Toning
$408.90
1884 O Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 NGC MS64 Nice Rainbow Toning
1884 O Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 NGC MS64 Nice Rainbow Toning
$230.30
1952 S Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS67 Awesome Tone Some Rainbow 1 of 19 PCGS
1952 S Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS67 Awesome Tone Some Rainbow 1 of 19 PCGS
$1,025.00
9 Lincoln PROOF Memorial Pennies 1999 2007diff dates Lovely Rainbow Toning
9 Lincoln PROOF Memorial Pennies 1999 2007diff dates Lovely Rainbow Toning
$28.00
1886 Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 NGC MS64 Nice Rainbow Toning
1886 Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 NGC MS64 Nice Rainbow Toning
$249.10
Beautiful RAINBOW TONED LINCOLN 1960 LARGE DATE 1c 1960 NGC Graded MS 64 RB Coin
Beautiful RAINBOW TONED LINCOLN 1960 LARGE DATE 1c 1960 NGC Graded MS 64 RB Coin
$74.75
1879 O Morgan Silver Dollar 1 PCGS MS64 CAC Rainbow Tone Premium Quality
1879 O Morgan Silver Dollar 1 PCGS MS64 CAC Rainbow Tone Premium Quality
$1,001.10
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
1901 O MS64 MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR  Rainbow Toning  301
1901 O MS64 MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR Rainbow Toning 301
$95.00
1880 MS63 MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR  Rainbow Toning  003
1880 MS63 MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR Rainbow Toning 003
$85.00
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
RAINBOW TONED LINCOLN 1960 LARGE DATE 1c 1960 NGC Graded MS 65 RB Coin
RAINBOW TONED LINCOLN 1960 LARGE DATE 1c 1960 NGC Graded MS 65 RB Coin
$48.95
1896 Morgan Silver Dollar High Grade Gorgeous Coin Beautifully Rainbow Toned
1896 Morgan Silver Dollar High Grade Gorgeous Coin Beautifully Rainbow Toned
$37.99
1946 S Roosevelt Silver Dime PCGS MS66 FB Rainbow Toning on Front
1946 S Roosevelt Silver Dime PCGS MS66 FB Rainbow Toning on Front
$74.50
1958 Roosevelt Ten Cent 10c MS 66 Rainbow Toning Fast Free Shipping
1958 Roosevelt Ten Cent 10c MS 66 Rainbow Toning Fast Free Shipping
$15.00
1896 Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 Certified PCGS MS62 Nice Rainbow Toning
1896 Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 Certified PCGS MS62 Nice Rainbow Toning
$258.50
1881 S Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 NGC MS64 Nice Rainbow Toning
1881 S Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 NGC MS64 Nice Rainbow Toning
$249.10
Rainbow Tone Silver War Nickel Set 11 Coins w Holder Light Color RARE
Rainbow Tone Silver War Nickel Set 11 Coins w Holder Light Color RARE
$300.00
1964 Roosevelt Dime BU Rainbow Tone Album Toning Colorful Rim Toning
1964 Roosevelt Dime BU Rainbow Tone Album Toning Colorful Rim Toning
$25.00
1896 ANACS Morgan MS 64 MS64 Rainbow Toned Toning Very Nice
1896 ANACS Morgan MS 64 MS64 Rainbow Toned Toning Very Nice
$89.99
1961 Roosevelt Dime 10C Amazing Rainbow Toned Colorful Toning Beautiful
1961 Roosevelt Dime 10C Amazing Rainbow Toned Colorful Toning Beautiful
$6.95



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dollar $1 pcgs ms63 nice rainbow toning, 1904o toned morgan silver dollar $1 pcgs ms62 nice rainbow toning, 1879s toned morgan silver dollar $1 ngc ms64 nice rainbow toning, 1881s morgan silver dollar pcgs ms65 rainbow toning coin, 1885 toned morgan silver dollar $1 certified pcgs ms64 rainbow toning, 1881o toned morgan silver dollar $1 ngc ms64 cac star pq rainbow toning, 1952s franklin half dollar pcgs ms67 awesome tone some rainbow 1 of 19 pcgs, 9 lincoln proof memorial pennies 19992007diff dates lovely rainbow toning, 1886 toned morgan silver dollar $1 ngc ms64 nice rainbow toning, beautiful rainbow toned lincoln 1960 large date 1c 1960 ngc graded ms 64 rb coin, 1879o morgan silver dollar $1 pcgs ms64 cac rainbow tone premium quality, 1884o toned morgan silver dollar $1 ngc ms63 nice rainbow toning, 1901 o ms64 morgan silver dollar rainbow toning 301, 1880 ms63 morgan silver dollar rainbow toning 003, 1904o toned morgan silver dollar $1 pcgs ms63 nice rainbow toning, rainbow toned 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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, 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, 1938ss wheat penny rpm gem bu red rainbow toned w706, 1887 toned morgan silver dollar $1 certified pcgs ms64 nice rainbow toning



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