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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MS64+ Rainbow Tone 1892 Barber Liberty Quarter Graded NGC 840
MS64+ Rainbow Tone 1892 Barber Liberty Quarter Graded NGC 840
$814.46
1861 Three Cent Silver Piece 3CS NGC AU Details Civil War Rainbow Tone
1861 Three Cent Silver Piece 3CS NGC AU Details Civil War Rainbow Tone
$220.90
1884 O Morgan Silver Dollar 1 PCGS MS 64 Attractive Rainbow Toning
1884 O Morgan Silver Dollar 1 PCGS MS 64 Attractive Rainbow Toning
$144.95
1887 Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS64 Rainbow Toning Obv  Rev
1887 Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS64 Rainbow Toning Obv Rev
$159.95
1976 TYPE 2 Eisenhower Dollar with Beautifully Rainbow Toned Obverse Must See
1976 TYPE 2 Eisenhower Dollar with Beautifully Rainbow Toned Obverse Must See
$64.95
1887 P 1 Morgan Silver Dollar PCGS MS64 Rainbow Toned Monster Colorful Waves
1887 P 1 Morgan Silver Dollar PCGS MS64 Rainbow Toned Monster Colorful Waves
$625.00
1887 P 1 Morgan Silver Dollar PCGS MS63 Rainbow Toning Colorfully Toned Reverse
1887 P 1 Morgan Silver Dollar PCGS MS63 Rainbow Toning Colorfully Toned Reverse
$325.00
1927 S Buffalo Nickel 5C ANACS MS65 Rare Gem Rainbow Toned Coin
1927 S Buffalo Nickel 5C ANACS MS65 Rare Gem Rainbow Toned Coin
$5,835.00
1996 D PFGS MS65 FS Jefferson Nickel 5c Monster Rainbow Toned Insanely Colorful
1996 D PFGS MS65 FS Jefferson Nickel 5c Monster Rainbow Toned Insanely Colorful
$2,100.00
1837 Capped Bust Quarter Rainbow Toning Free Shipping
1837 Capped Bust Quarter Rainbow Toning Free Shipping
$115.00
1897 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1897 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$104.99
1897 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1897 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$104.99
1897 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1897 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$104.99
1904 O Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1904 O Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$99.99
1883 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1883 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$91.25
1879 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1879 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$118.75
1897 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1897 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$104.99
1897 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1897 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$104.99
1897 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1897 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$104.99
1897 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1897 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$104.99
1894 O Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1894 O Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$499.99
1883 O Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1883 O Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$81.25
1879 S Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1879 S Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$99.99
1885 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1885 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$99.99
1885 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1885 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$99.99
1885 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1885 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$99.99
1885 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1885 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$99.99
1885 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1885 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$99.99
1885 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1885 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$99.99
1886 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1886 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$99.99
1886 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1886 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$99.99
1886 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1886 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$99.99
1886 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1886 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$99.99
1886 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
1886 P Morgan Silver Dollar MS BU Stunning Rainbow Color Toned Gem
$99.99
1969 S Roosevelt Dime Silver BU Proof Rainbow Color Toned
1969 S Roosevelt Dime Silver BU Proof Rainbow Color Toned
$14.99
1969 S Roosevelt Dime Silver BU Proof Rainbow Color Toned
1969 S Roosevelt Dime Silver BU Proof Rainbow Color Toned
$14.99
1969 S Roosevelt Dime Silver BU Proof Rainbow Color Toned
1969 S Roosevelt Dime Silver BU Proof Rainbow Color Toned
$14.99
1969 S Roosevelt Dime Silver BU Proof Rainbow Color Toned
1969 S Roosevelt Dime Silver BU Proof Rainbow Color Toned
$14.99
1969 S Roosevelt Dime Silver BU Proof Rainbow Color Toned
1969 S Roosevelt Dime Silver BU Proof Rainbow Color Toned
$14.99
1969 S Roosevelt Dime Silver BU Proof Rainbow Color Toned
1969 S Roosevelt Dime Silver BU Proof Rainbow Color Toned
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