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:

1883 O PCGS MS 61 Rainbow Toned Morgan Silver Dollar
1883 O PCGS MS 61 Rainbow Toned Morgan Silver Dollar
$249.00
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
1946 S Roosevelt Silver Dime PCGS MS66 FB Rainbow Toning on Front
1946 S Roosevelt Silver Dime PCGS MS66 FB Rainbow Toning on Front
$67.24
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
1881 S Morgan Silver Dollar PCGS MS65 Rainbow Toning Coin
1881 S Morgan Silver Dollar PCGS MS65 Rainbow Toning Coin
$267.90
1883 P Morgan Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1883 P Morgan Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$112.49
1886 P Morgan Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1886 P Morgan Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$92.99
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
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
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
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
1885 Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 Certified PCGS MS64 Rainbow Toning
1885 Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 Certified PCGS MS64 Rainbow Toning
$249.10
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
1971 D Eisenhower IKE Dollar NGC MS65 Rainbow Rim Toned Colorful Toning 6L
1971 D Eisenhower IKE Dollar NGC MS65 Rainbow Rim Toned Colorful Toning 6L
$95.99
1888 1 Morgan Silver Dollar Genuine AU Detail Attractive Rainbow Tone
1888 1 Morgan Silver Dollar Genuine AU Detail Attractive Rainbow Tone
$22.99
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
1964 p Silver Uncirculated Mint Set with the start of rainbow toning on Half
1964 p Silver Uncirculated Mint Set with the start of rainbow toning on Half
$34.95
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
1964 Roosevelt Dime BU Rainbow Tone Album Toning Colorful Rim Toning
1964 Roosevelt Dime BU Rainbow Tone Album Toning Colorful Rim Toning
$25.00
1883 O Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 ANACS MS63 Nice Rainbow Toning
1883 O Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 ANACS MS63 Nice Rainbow Toning
$183.30
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
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
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
1879 O Morgan Dollar Rainbow Toning NGC MS63
1879 O Morgan Dollar Rainbow Toning NGC MS63
$255.00
MS64 1885 Morgan Silver Dollar Pleasant Rainbow Toning Graded NGC 5396
MS64 1885 Morgan Silver Dollar Pleasant Rainbow Toning Graded NGC 5396
$159.96
1885 Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 Certified ANACS MS63 Nice Rainbow Toning
1885 Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 Certified ANACS MS63 Nice Rainbow Toning
$230.30
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
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
1887 Morgan silver dollar PGCS MS 62 Rainbow toned 3000
1887 Morgan silver dollar PGCS MS 62 Rainbow toned 3000
$130.00
1888 Morgan Silver Dollar 1 PCGS MS64 Rainbow Toning
1888 Morgan Silver Dollar 1 PCGS MS64 Rainbow Toning
$116.00
1887 Morgan silver dollar PGCS MS 62 Rainbow toned
1887 Morgan silver dollar PGCS MS 62 Rainbow toned
$130.00
1880 P Morgan Silver Dollar 1 PCGS Graded MS 64 Nice Rainbow Toning
1880 P Morgan Silver Dollar 1 PCGS Graded MS 64 Nice Rainbow Toning
$245.00
1880 P Morgan Silver Dollar 1 PCGS Graded MS 64 Nice Rainbow Toning Lot 2
1880 P Morgan Silver Dollar 1 PCGS Graded MS 64 Nice Rainbow Toning Lot 2
$245.00
1887 Morgan Dollar MS 64 NGC Rainbow Toning Obv and Rev
1887 Morgan Dollar MS 64 NGC Rainbow Toning Obv and Rev
$160.00
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
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
+ RAINBOW TONED 1897 BARBER SILVER QUARTER FULL LIBERTY FREE SHIPPING +
+ RAINBOW TONED 1897 BARBER SILVER QUARTER FULL LIBERTY FREE SHIPPING +
$19.25



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