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What coin toning colors should you expect to see?
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What coin toning colors should you expect to see?

Coin toning and its toned color will depend on a coin’s metal composition. Older coins can show more color variations due to multiple and less pure metal "blends". And metals like copper and silver can react more quickly and often times tone easier when exposed to the environment.

Here are some very general toning characteristics of the major metals in coins we know today:

  • Copper – The life cycle you’re most typical to see is orange to reddish-brown to full brown to nearly black.
  • Nickel – Silver-ish to eventually a musty gray.
  • Silver – Bright silver to brown to black. Sometimes rainbow-style colors appear in the toning of silver, which can really add to value.
  • Gold – Bright yellow to orange. Sometimes a reddish color.


A shiny coin is a shiny coin. their are lots of shiny coins around. A toned coin is also attractive, however, isn’t something you see every day. A coin that is both unique and attractive is one that’s sought after by most experienced collectors. They’re rarer and, therefore, worth more money.

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