from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of tone.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Delicate variations of light and shade on a photograph.
- n. The act of one who tones, in any sense; specifically, in photography, the method or the art of tinting or coloring pictures by chemical means, to give them an agreeable tone or color; especially, the treatment of silver positive prints or transparencies in a bath which consists most commonly of a very weak solution of chlorid of gold in combination with other chemicals, to give a more pleasing color and also greater permanency to the picture.
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Even the toning is constantly changing -- no static, same-move repetitions.
For an explanation as to why natural toning is highly favored by sophisticated collectors and as to why ‘coin doctoring’ is so terrible, please see my three part series on this topic, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.
Likewise, attractive blue, purple and green toning is often counterfeited.
The coppery areas are pleasing and its green toning is cool.
Sometimes, toning is so thick and unfortunately formed that it covers characteristics of a coin, which really should be seen.
Indeed, the toning is fully natural and spectacular.
Obama, for his part has a strong interest in toning down the polarization that McCain encouraged and McCain's concession speech was certainly a demonstration both that he could be gracious if he chose and that his supoorters could not.
If the toning is natural and it probably is so, it certainly deserves its NGC grade of MS-65.
It now has a substantial amount of toning, which is apparently brownish-russet with some blue and greenish-blue highlights.
The notion of coins toning in NGC holders warrants discussion.
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