1984 penny

 

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  • Looks to be a large smudge of tar.

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  • Tyler Nutting This penny isn't an error coin but probably got a large smudge of tar on it when it was left on or near a road that was being paved.

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  • i guess the picture isn't that good.  It is an imprint of the back of the penny.  I can see  a small amount of the back side of the penny under the black stuff.  I am not sure if i should clean it and see how much of the back is imprinted on the front .  

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  • I still do think that this penny was on asphalt.  That one has probably been on the asphalt for awhile since you can see that a lot of the detail has been worn off and scraped.  You can clean the penny if you want just to make sure if u want though.  I don't know if that will do much well for the penny value if it actually is an error.

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  • i wish i could get a better picture... its not asphalt ... the detail isnt worn off or scraped... my question is under the black stuff i can see the corner of the Lincoln memorial steps, not black but raised ....If part of the back of a penny is on the front is it worth anything...

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  • linda letzgus It's hard to say what the black stuff is, but if the back on the front was an error, is would not be a black smudge, it would be copper and have the same luster as the rest of the coin.  It's possible it's was once glued together by the smudge to the  back of another coin.

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  • i had thought the same thing but you can see in places imprints under the black stuff.  If you look above the liberty the black stuff was loose and i flicked  it off  and you can see a raised image.   I guess  because i am not looking at a picture  i can see raised copper images .    Everyplace the black stuff was loose and i kinda just flicked it off the image on the coin matched the black image .  I dont know much about coins but if i take the black stuff off and there is a copper image of the back of the penny, is that better than leaving the black stuff on it.    

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  • linda letzgus If you actually did see a raised image under it, could you send a picture?

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  • if i clean it , i will send you an image, thank you for your help

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  • If it cleans up, it will be a normal penny worth face value.

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  • is it better the way it is

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  • you decide that.

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  • As this coin doesn't have a error, any attempts to clean it will do nothing for the value.

    If uncleaned it'll be worth 1 cent. If cleaned it will be worth one cent.

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