Dafydd Posted July 8, 2022 · Supporter Share Posted July 8, 2022 (edited) Apologies to William Shakespeare on the title but please lend me your ears. I bought a Didius Julianus Denarius at the FUN show yesterday and the whole event surrounding the purchase is described in my OP regarding the FUN show. I was pleased to unexpectedly complete my "year of the five emperors" set although I was aware the coin had issues. The coin was described as artificially toned by the dealer and I found the coin within a couple of minutes on Coin Archives as being sold by Roma Auctions in their late May sale. I have taken some images with my cell phone and will try and do a better job when I return home as my images do not do the colour justice. The coin is now a slate grey colour with a barely discernible blue tint. The grade is described by Roma as Good Fine although in my opinion it is only about fine but nevertheless I was happy with it and paid no more than the original auction price, possibly a bit less. My question is , could whatever has been done to it be reversed? I would be happier reverting back to the original state and it there was a foolproof way to do this I would give it a try. Instinct tells me to do nothing and accept what I have but I thought I would ask the question because there are cleverer folk here than me and someone might be able to suggest how this was toned and how that artificial tone could be reversed. Here is the original Roma Auction image followed by my own images. Edited July 8, 2022 by Dafydd 7 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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