Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Ginny Hylton, Jun 15, 2019.
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Weights and Tolerances for Lincoln Cents:
Copper Cent = 3.110g +/- 0.130g
Steel cent = 2.689g/2.754g +/- 0.130g (Heavier weight produced in late 1943)
Zinc Cent = 2.500g +/- 0.100g
Take several weighings, try the center of the scale. Weigh other cents (They should be 3.1 and 2.5 for copper and zinc) as a control to see if the scale is calibrated correctly. Now while it is heavy, it's only a little out of range. It could be a thicker
rolled planchet. Which is an error. The heavier and thicker the better. There won't be much premium on this one, but I would keep it and label the weight on a 2x2 coin flip.
There are planchets that when created were cut from a thicker than normal sheet of copper. It is a well known issue. But that heavier weight is nothing major.
sounds like damage.
Also.. Coins are struck/minted not printed. Ink is used to print paper currency.
No premium for it.
1.52 mm - 0.102mm/+0.152mm
@Ginny Hylton Old Abe needs to go on a diet looks like he had to many deserts while dining at the White House lol.
Good eye how did you come to notice it was different? We’re you weighing coins at random or what?
Pete Apple has said it is .24 above tolerance which is enough for a small premium.
Assuming the scale is correct, Paddy is probably right about it being a thicker rolled planchet. It is worth saving. You won't get rich but it's worth more than normal 3 cent wheat value.
But even they have a tolerance of +/- .19 grams.
Desertgem probably has a better suggestion with the sweetner packets, but is that 1 gram weight with or without the paper packet?
If I remember correctly dollar bills are also very close to 1 gram. Just weighed three different notes each weighed 1.00 grams.
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