to the forum. Your pictures need to be much more clear and defined in the future but in this case they are more than adequate to see that this Lincoln Cent has been damaged sometime after if left the mint. It is worth 1 Cent.
@todd, first welcome to CCF. Second, yes better pics will help us to understand what you are seeing with the coin in hand. Right now I see flattening of the rim, which would be damage--after the coin was struck though.
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