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Jenny's Penny's

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Welcome to the forum.

You did not post a question, so I am assuming that you want to know why your coin is pitted.

In 1982, the US Mint switched the composition of Lincoln cents from a copper alloy to copper plated zinc. Zinc corrodes easily, and your coin has spots where the zinc was exposed to the environment - possibly by nicks or scratches - and developed what is known as "zinc rot."

In other words, it is just damage.

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