Black patina on silver coins

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    kilo Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    :cool: nice one Gazza! the old Perth Mint stuff ages well eh
     
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    The back is perfect due to the coin sitting in its box but that side was facing up and is toning beautifully.
     
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    kilo Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Mmmmm smells like honey :)
     
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    Clueless , Stackers miss out so much around ere. :rolleyes::D
     
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    The Black is called "Gun Metal Grey" -- its a nice toning but better when deeper (ie 100yrs +)

    Adds authenticity and shows its in an original state (untampered)

    I love the Wabi Sabi asethic of a heavily toned / patinaed silver coin.. it is one aspect that makes silver so unqiue and very much something i love about silver.

    When buying Antique Silver.. understanding patina is vital.. cleaners of silver disturb me as its 100% in vein.. you waste your time and make the item look worse, it will tone back in a worse state.. you lose.. leave your silver alone and let it succumb to wabi sabi like it should!
     

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