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I like your Tone: Once in a while I get it right...!

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Pierre_Henri

I always had problems when it comes to photographing coins, but once in a while everything just seems to work out.

 

The beautiful iridescent toning on this 45 year old gold plated sterling silver medallion was caught by me with more luck than skill with a digital camera.

 

Strange how it only toned on the raised areas of the medallion...

 

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e71/Pierrex/1900Spioenkop.jpg

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brands online

Lovely, well done Pierre! :awesome:

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TT Trading SA

Now that is one very impressive coin toning, only on the raised areas, makes them almost look alive, a keeper !!!!

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alloway65

Lovely tone and my wife told me I was tone deaf!!!!!:grin:

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Cold Sea

Hi Pierre, well done with the quality pic.

 

I was wondering whether the medal would be partly gold plated, ie the field is gold plated and the raised areas were left silver. As I understand, it would be unusual for gold to oxidise with such brilliant colors.

 

Regards

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Pierre_Henri

I have no idea...

 

Hi Derick

 

No, the whole medal is gold plated - not just the field(s).

 

I think the silver is oxidizing through the plating on the high points - not sure why this is so.

 

Any metallurgists out there who could offer any help?

 

Pierre

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EishGK

Wow. As a fan of toned coins, I can honestly this is the best toning I have ever seen. I think you should get the coin lacquered to keep it in this condition. I just hate it when the toning starts to turn black. Really stunning.

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kyle2

What a stunning coin, well done in finding it.:amuse:

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MsPlod

How exquisite!

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Depot Three

I Wouldn't worry about it. A good scrub with brasso and all those colours will be gone, coin will be as good as new.......Bling

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kyle2
I Wouldn't worry about it. A good scrub with brasso and all those colours will be gone, coin will be as good as new.......Bling

 

Don't forget the engraving machine to REALLY personalise them coins! LOL

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Pierre_Henri

Yep, and we can also ...

 

.....add a few low profile tires and some fur on the dashboard, and a 1970s zap sign hanging from the front mirror?

 

and then ... chrome to whole damn thing!

 

Good grief, what happened to those common years? Anyone still out there doing those things?

 

Pierre

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MsPlod
.....add a few low profile tires and some fur on the dashboard, and a 1970s zap sign hanging from the front mirror?

 

and then ... chrome to whole damn thing!

 

Good grief, what happened to those common years? Anyone still out there doing those things?

 

Pierre

And the dog with the nodding head at the back window LOL!!

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lilythepink

Don't forget the plastic orange on top of the aerial!

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Rare NotesCoins

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The same with these scans. It is some of the best work my wife has done.

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