Rhino Posted December 9, 2010 Report Share Posted December 9, 2010 I'm a member on CoinTalk, as well, and recently a new thread started there called the "Toning Premium Thread" where a bunch of US coin collectors are sharing images of their toned coins that they usually paid 1.5-5X book value for each coin, and it got me thinking... Is there a similar excitement about toning for Russian coins as well? Have you even seen nearly as many toned Russian coins as we see toned Morgans, for example? And if a toned Poltina or Rouble, for example, do appear at auction, do you think collectors in our field would also pay 2-5X the book value for toning, or is it not as big of a factor for Russian coins? Just wanted to open up a discussion on the prevalence of toning and influence of it on prices... Here are some examples of recent toned Russian coins from ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380293960927 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380293970685 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170576700077 The top two definitely show a big premium for the toning, but do you think the last toned Poltina will also draw that attention? Also, feel free to share any photos of nice toned Russian coins (and price paid, if you'd like). Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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