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    PCGS Takes Coin Doctoring and Counterfeiting Security to New Level

PCGS Takes Coin Doctoring and Counterfeiting Security to New Level

We are a Strong Advocate of PCGS Gold Shield Grading

This is just one of several reasons why we emphasize PCGS Secure holders on most of the coins we sell to our customers, including all coins we submit ourselves for grading. Quite frankly, PCGS secure offers a much higher degree of collector protection than can be provided by any third party approval service. Unfortunately, many dealers avoid PCGS Secure for the same reasons we embrace it. I applaud PCGS for taking the already suburb Secure service to the next level.

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By |November 29th, 2017|General|Comments Off on PCGS Takes Coin Doctoring and Counterfeiting Security to New Level|
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    How Did Some Proof Indian Cents Become So Beautifully Toned?

How Did Some Proof Indian Cents Become So Beautifully Toned?

Input from Rick Snow via a post on the Toned Proof Indian Cent Collectors site:

We can thank Dealers from the 1870’s and 1880’s for these toners. David Proskey, A.M. Smith and others bought the remainders of the cent, three cent and five cent Proofs from the Mint at face value at the end of each year. They held them in envelopes that toned them until they died. They were distributed mostly in the 1930’s. By then they had acquired incredible toning. They started acquiring them in 1877 and continued [...]

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The Color of Proof Indian Cent Toning is Related to Dates

The Color of Toning on a Proof Indian Cent is Often a Function of Date Range — 1900-1905

You can often predict the date range of a toned proof Indian Cent just by looking at the color. For example, orange/red and / or yellow is about 95% certain to be a date from 1900 to 1905.

Added input from Rick Snow via a post on the Toned Proof Indian Cent Collectors site:
We can thank Dealers from the 1870’s and 1880’s for these toners. David Proskey, A.M. Smith and others bought [...]

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The Color of Proof Indian Cent Toning is Related to Dates

Proof Indian Cent Toning is Often a Function of Date Range – 1889-1898

You can often predict the date range of a toned proof Indian Cent just by looking at the color. For example blue/green, teal or turquoise is very likely to be a date from 1882 to 1888, as shown elsewhere. But starting 1889 and running through 1898, colors turn deeper and shades of dark blue, magenta, and purple dominate, as you can see above.

Added input from Rick Snow via a post on the Toned Proof Indian Cent Collectors [...]

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The Color of Proof Indian Cent Toning is Related to Dates

The Color of Proof Indian Cent Toning is Often a Function of Date Range – 1882-1888

You can often predict the date range of a toned proof Indian Cent just by looking at the color. For example blue/green, teal or turquoise is very likely to be a date from 1882 to 1888.

Added input from Rick Snow via a post on the Toned Proof Indian Cent Collectors site:
We can thank Dealers from the 1870’s and 1880’s for these toners. David Proskey, A.M. Smith and others bought the remainders of the [...]

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