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    Unanswered: 2019-D penny -partial beard or bird

    This 2019-D has a bird flying on its neck, sort to speak. It's not a scratch, or a smudge. Looks like a fuzzy 'raised' area, the way it does on shields; hard to tell. What do you think it is ?

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    There is some damage to the coin around the same area but cannot tell for sure what it is. I think the bird looking area you are talking about is just a plating blister though.

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    Cool looking... On your full obv pics it looks raised (in relief) but on the close up it looks flat... To me it looks like a stain... There are some other spots in the area of the neck... Looks almost like a marker ink!!!
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    Jim, I don't know, but I don't think there is any 'ink' on the coin. I think it's more because of the light (or lack of light when really close). I used a small magnifier placed on top of the coin, and it actually makes any areas, like the beard, or the hair, or cheeks, the same dark smudge look when using the closeup.

    Here some pics with just the microscope, and moving an LED external light around at different angles.

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    And here, with the closeup lens on top of the coin, below the microscope itself.

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