Black Spots On Lincoln Pennies!!

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by chevy, Mar 24, 2004.

  1. chevy

    chevy New Member

    hey guys,

    i recently found a 1941 lincoln wheatie cent in change. the problem is there is a large black dot covering up much of teh obverse and spots on the reverse. i would REALLY appreciate any advice.
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  3. satootoko

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  4. sylvester

    sylvester New Member

    Just what i was gonna say, it's not like it's silver...
  5. National dealer

    National dealer New Member

    Give it away to the waitress for a tip for your next meal.
  6. jody526

    jody526 New Member

    Hi Chevy,

    The black spots aren't going to come off without doing some serious damage to the coin.
    It's better to just enjoy it as it is.
    If you really don't like it, try to find someone who would appreciate it, and give it to them.
    Most any youngster would think that it's really neat.
  7. Andy

    Andy Coin Collector

    Out out darn spot. not all the water in the oceans or the seas could get rid of thee. "Lady McCoin" by William Shakesomething.
  8. chevy

    chevy New Member

    could this be a possible rarity or is it definetly just an annoyance?

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    I believe the spots being referred to are what is known as carbon spots. They are very common and can be found on nearly any denomination but they are particularly common on copper coinage.
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