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Aureate – Golden Toning on Coins

1809 Classic Head Half Eagle with aureate toning
1809 Classic Head Half Eagle displays shimmering aureate surfaces.


Aureate is a term denoting a golden hue. It is occasionally used in auction catalogs to describe the color of a toned coin.

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