Black spots on Liberty V nickels

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Vess1, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. Vess1

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    Can anyone tell me what causes the black spots on Liberty nickels? I've seen black spots on many otherwise nice examples online. What causes them and do they get worse with time? I don't see problems with black spots on any other nickel types. The composition has always remained the same for nickels.
     
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  3. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Carbon spots and yes they can get worse over time.
    If I think of it tomorrow I'll post a proof Jefferson with some of the craziest carbon spots I've ever seen.
    I call it the leach nickel...looks like they were bleeding out old Tommy
     
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