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Whitman Toning

Post by messydesk » Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:02 pm

One of the coins I picked up at FUN was an 88-O with "Whitman Toning." The coin seems to have been in a Whitman folder long enough for the ink on the paper in the album to stencil the toning caused by the paper ("DO" on the cheek). The reverse is untoned, so the varnish backing that's in these must have been in good shape. Turns out to be a VAM 9, too, which I didn't even check until I got home. I have a few Lincolns like this that are quite vibrant that I pulled from an album myself. You can even read what other albums Whitman makes on one of them.

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Re: Whitman Toning

Post by Longstrider » Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:07 pm

Cool. What was against the coin to spell DO? Thanks..

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Re: Whitman Toning

Post by messydesk » Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:17 pm

Longstrider wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:07 pm
Cool. What was against the coin to spell DO? Thanks..
"DOLLARS," probably.
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Re: Whitman Toning

Post by Longstrider » Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:18 pm

WOW!!! Am I that ignorant? Yes.. Thanks.

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Re: Whitman Toning

Post by CascadeChris » Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:29 pm

JB and I have a certain love affair with these. That's a cool one too! I think I have a Peace & Morgan one somewhere but this one is about as wild as they come. Haven't seen its equal on any series..

And I was given it by someone as payment that wanted me to just check a couple rolls for any better VAMs.. And he thought he got the much better part of the deal :lol:

She now sits in PCGS 64 plastic 😁😎
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Re: Whitman Toning

Post by collectinsince65 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:42 pm

Very Cool John & Chris!!

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Re: Whitman Toning

Post by messydesk » Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:57 pm

And while we're at it, here are the cents, all from the same album. I showed them to a big toning dealer at one of the shows and he kind of freaked out.

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Re: Whitman Toning

Post by Longstrider » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:18 pm

Those are all very cool. Thanks all.

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Re: Whitman Toning

Post by Tekkie1 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:03 pm

First of all, I had never seen such a thing...amazing! :shock: :shock:
Secondly, your pictures are just as amazing JB. :)
Excellent!

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Re: Whitman Toning

Post by ljs123 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:03 am

:mrgreen:
I really like that Franklin.
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Re: Whitman Toning

Post by alefzero » Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:45 am

Don't see them as much as many years ago, mainly because the high diameter coins I look at are not collected in albums much anymore on a relative basis. Treasures were those out of old Wayte Raymond albums or boards. Silver developed that vibrant target toning that is periodically all the rage. I had some proof seated quarters that were absolutely amazing. You still see an old album come around now and then, usually a type set. (Copper coins all go brown in them though.)

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Re: Whitman Toning

Post by CascadeChris » Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:50 am

Found my Morgan & Peace ones...

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