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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1882 MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR ICG MS65+ BEAUTIFUL RAINBOW TONING BETTER DATE
1882 MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR ICG MS65+ BEAUTIFUL RAINBOW TONING BETTER DATE
$1,250.00
1879 Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 PCGS MS63 CAC PQ Nice Rainbow Toning
1879 Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 PCGS MS63 CAC PQ Nice Rainbow Toning
$225.45
1842 O Seated Liberty Dime 10C PCGS AU Details Rare Date Rainbow Tone
1842 O Seated Liberty Dime 10C PCGS AU Details Rare Date Rainbow Tone
$548.25
1881 S Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 NGC MS63 Star Grade Rainbow Toning
1881 S Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 NGC MS63 Star Grade Rainbow Toning
$179.60
BU 1945 P Jefferson Silver Wartime Nickel Rainbow Colorful Tone COLOR
BU 1945 P Jefferson Silver Wartime Nickel Rainbow Colorful Tone COLOR
$150.00
1963 Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS 64 Rainbow Toned Near GEM Coin Silver BU 50c
1963 Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS 64 Rainbow Toned Near GEM Coin Silver BU 50c
$79.95
1885 P 1 Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS 63 Choice Rainbow Toned Philadelphia Coin
1885 P 1 Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS 63 Choice Rainbow Toned Philadelphia Coin
$89.95
1889 P 1 Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS 64 Near GEM BU Monster Rainbow Toned Coin
1889 P 1 Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS 64 Near GEM BU Monster Rainbow Toned Coin
$219.95
1889 P 1 Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS 63 Choice Rainbow Toned Philadelphia Coin
1889 P 1 Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS 63 Choice Rainbow Toned Philadelphia Coin
$169.95
1889 P 1 Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS 63 Choice BU Rainbow Toned Toning US Coin
1889 P 1 Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS 63 Choice BU Rainbow Toned Toning US Coin
$129.95
1889 S1 Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS 63 Choice BU Rainbow Toned Toning US Coin
1889 S1 Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS 63 Choice BU Rainbow Toned Toning US Coin
$119.95
1879 P Rainbow Toned NGC MS 63 Silver Morgan Dollar Choice BU UNC S1 Coin
1879 P Rainbow Toned NGC MS 63 Silver Morgan Dollar Choice BU UNC S1 Coin
$94.95
1879 P Rainbow Toning Silver Morgan Dollar NGC MS 63 Choice BU UNC S1 Coin
1879 P Rainbow Toning Silver Morgan Dollar NGC MS 63 Choice BU UNC S1 Coin
$94.95
1880 S Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 Certified NGC MS65 Nice Rainbow Toning
1880 S Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 Certified NGC MS65 Nice Rainbow Toning
$277.30
1964 Kennedy Half Dollar 50C Coin Certified PCGS MS64 PQ Rainbow Tone
1964 Kennedy Half Dollar 50C Coin Certified PCGS MS64 PQ Rainbow Tone
$136.30
A 1963 D Lincoln Penny Rainbow Environment Toning Grades Mint State Red LPX717
A 1963 D Lincoln Penny Rainbow Environment Toning Grades Mint State Red LPX717
$25.00
1887 PCGS MS64 Plus Silver Morgan Monster Rainbow Color Tone SHOWSTOPPER 64 +
1887 PCGS MS64 Plus Silver Morgan Monster Rainbow Color Tone SHOWSTOPPER 64 +
$261.79
1950 PCGS PR66 Franklin Proof Half 2 Sided RAINBOW COLOR Toning UNIQUE WOW Tone
1950 PCGS PR66 Franklin Proof Half 2 Sided RAINBOW COLOR Toning UNIQUE WOW Tone
$1,412.59
1884 O Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 PCGS MS62 Nice Rainbow Toning
1884 O Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 PCGS MS62 Nice Rainbow Toning
$164.50
BJSTAMPS 1896 MORGAN silver Dollar overall pretty Rainbow Toning AU BU
BJSTAMPS 1896 MORGAN silver Dollar overall pretty Rainbow Toning AU BU
$75.00
1900 P MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR RAINBOW TONING
1900 P MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR RAINBOW TONING
$40.00
1946 S Washington Quarter MS66 PCGS Minimal Rainbow Toned Obv Slightly Toned Rev
1946 S Washington Quarter MS66 PCGS Minimal Rainbow Toned Obv Slightly Toned Rev
$65.95
1884 O MORGAN DOLLAR NGC MS 63 STAR RAINBOW TONING ON REVERSE
1884 O MORGAN DOLLAR NGC MS 63 STAR RAINBOW TONING ON REVERSE
$258.88
1884 O MORGAN DOLLAR NGC MS 63 STAR RAINBOW TONING ON REVERSE
1884 O MORGAN DOLLAR NGC MS 63 STAR RAINBOW TONING ON REVERSE
$258.88
1944 Walking Liberty Half Dollar Rainbow Toned Walker Philadelphia Mint 50c Coin
1944 Walking Liberty Half Dollar Rainbow Toned Walker Philadelphia Mint 50c Coin
$54.95
1887 MORGAN DOLLAR NGC MS 63 RAINBOW TONING ON REVERSE
1887 MORGAN DOLLAR NGC MS 63 RAINBOW TONING ON REVERSE
$178.88
1884 Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 Certified NGC MS62 Nice Rainbow Toning
1884 Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 Certified NGC MS62 Nice Rainbow Toning
$143.81
1880 S 1 Morgan Silver Dollar Rainbow Toned ANACS MS64
1880 S 1 Morgan Silver Dollar Rainbow Toned ANACS MS64
$124.99
1946 D BTW Booker T Washington Half Dollar PCGS MS65 Rainbow Toning
1946 D BTW Booker T Washington Half Dollar PCGS MS65 Rainbow Toning
$284.00
1946 P BTW Booker T Washington Half Dollar PCGS MS66 Rainbow Toning
1946 P BTW Booker T Washington Half Dollar PCGS MS66 Rainbow Toning
$284.00
1883 Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 NGC MS63 Nice Target Rainbow Toning Coin
1883 Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 NGC MS63 Nice Target Rainbow Toning Coin
$306.17
1958 D Franklin Half Dollar Gem BU NGC MS 64 FBLBeautiful Rainbow Rim Toning
1958 D Franklin Half Dollar Gem BU NGC MS 64 FBLBeautiful Rainbow Rim Toning
$195.00
1884 O Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 PCGS MS62 Nice Rainbow Toning
1884 O Toned Morgan Silver Dollar 1 PCGS MS62 Nice Rainbow Toning
$173.90
2000 D Lincoln Cent SUNSET RAINBOW TONED RB Unc
2000 D Lincoln Cent SUNSET RAINBOW TONED RB Unc
$3.00
1889 PCGS MS 63 CAC STICKER SILVER Morgan Dollar Gorgeous RAINBOW TONE 1
1889 PCGS MS 63 CAC STICKER SILVER Morgan Dollar Gorgeous RAINBOW TONE 1
$245.00
AU + 1955 P Washington Quarter Orange  Rainbow Toned Almost Uncirculated
AU + 1955 P Washington Quarter Orange Rainbow Toned Almost Uncirculated
$10.00
1963 PF67 Cameo Franklin NGC Rainbow Toned on Obverse Reverse Half Dollar Proof
1963 PF67 Cameo Franklin NGC Rainbow Toned on Obverse Reverse Half Dollar Proof
$110.00
BJSTAMPS 1965 KENNEDY JFK 40 SILVER Half DOLLAR 50 Cents Rich RAINBOW toning
BJSTAMPS 1965 KENNEDY JFK 40 SILVER Half DOLLAR 50 Cents Rich RAINBOW toning
$14.95
BJSTAMPS 1896 MORGAN dollar PCGS MS63 MONSTER rainbow toning OBV and REV
BJSTAMPS 1896 MORGAN dollar PCGS MS63 MONSTER rainbow toning OBV and REV
$75.00
1908 Barber Dime PCGS MS 64 Rainbow Tone
1908 Barber Dime PCGS MS 64 Rainbow Tone
$499.99



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