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Identifying Surface On Lincoln Cents

 
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 Posted 12/20/2020  10:19 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add tspalti to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
First, I am new a coin collector, my dad handed it down.
Second, this is the first time for me to join a site like this.
So please bear with me!
I have noticed what appears to be a growth on many of the red pennies.
I cannot see it by eye, I can see a little shade with 10x, and it is very noticable with the microscope.
Also it changes as I turn the coin, from very noticeable to slightly noticeable (microscope).
Should I do something about this?
Thanks for any help.
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 Posted 12/21/2020  07:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

It would be good to see a picture of the coin(s) in question, and to understand how they are currently being stored.
Based on what you've said, I guess they will just look "normal" in a photo?


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 Posted 12/21/2020  10:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Yes sounds like something that would be difficult to photograph. Yet without a picture, anything would be sort of guessing.
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 Posted 12/21/2020  11:43 am  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome to the Forum. You've come to a phenomenal place to share and learn. Enjoy!
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 Posted 12/21/2020  8:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tspalti to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So far not so good... thought I had included photo. Will try again!
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 Posted 12/21/2020  9:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@tsp, first welcome to CCF. Second, now that you have added a pic, can you describe what you mean by a "growth"? I'm seeing lots of tic marks from circulation, but not much else right now. Thx.
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 Posted 12/21/2020  9:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tspalti to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Spence, hope it is just shading or shadows.
I'm looking at the greenish area on the jaw bone and forehead, looks like moss to me. Acetone seemed to help.
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 Posted 12/22/2020  10:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Acetone seemed to help.


Ok glad to hear that. It is pretty subtle in this pic, but I'm sure that it was clearer with the coin in hand.
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 Posted 12/22/2020  10:36 am  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice job on the pic. I know it took me a while to get that process figured out in the beginning.
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