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You have probably heard about album toning (http://www.ecoinprices.com/toned.htm). The often-stunning deep gold and red colors imparted by long-term storage in an album are sought after by an increasing number of collectors. Even though I am not a great lover of toned coins, I have to admit that some of them are undeniably spectacular.





So what does all that have to do with the coin you see pictured? Ok, there is some tarnish errm toning on the obverse, but nothing to write about. It’s a run-of-the-mill 40% silver Kennedy half in decent condition – maybe worth a buck or two – so what’s the deal?






Well, look at another shot – different angle and lighting – see it?




– See that writing? Where did that come from? I can clearly make out a mirror image of a ‘d’ and a ‘w’.


It took a bit of work, but…. mystery solved…look here.




It’s like I said…album toning


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Now, THAT is bizarre ;)


Very cool ... but strange :ninja:

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