>>>I usually don't like toning other than golden on nickels but I like
>>THANK YOU Stujoe, I had th is weird golden colored jefferson nickel for
>>some time and wondered what made it that color, now I know it is toning.
>>Can you tell me anything else about this phenomina?
> Dose it look like this:
What a pretty coin this is, and closest to what I have. Unfortunately it
is not in a holder, yet, but as soon as I can I will make a pic of it
for you to view, that is if you would like.
> or this
> or one of the tons of different shades?
> I am not particularly advanced in my toning knowledge. I look at
> toning and basically say "Pretty" / "Not Pretty" and move on. :-)
> I do think that yellow and golden is typical for nickels and that the
> environment they are stored in is usually the reason they tone that
> way. I don't know whether the nickel or the nickel/copper alloy is
> the reason.
> The first coin is in a cheap mass produced cardboard and plastic
> display holder. I figure that there was a lot of sulphur in the paper
> of that holder and whatever environment (temp and humidity) it was
> stored in added to the reaction.
> I know various shades of yellow and golden are very common on
> nickels, although other colors are fairly often seen too. I even have
> some clad coinage that is toning that kind of golden color also.
I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken.