1978 penny 3.54 grams???

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  1. Jay Nichols

    Jay Nichols New Member

    I found this overweight 1978 penny and can find no info on it, seem thicker than normal. I posted a side view photo next to a 1980 penny. Anybody see this before???
     

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  3. USCoinCollector42

    USCoinCollector42 Active Member

    Hmm interesting. I don't know anything about it but I'm sure others do.
     
  4. Willysilver

    Willysilver HEADS UP

    Def thicker there is a wedsite that gives all tge mints tolerances i just forget the nane if it
     
  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Doubled Die.. Not Double! Supporter

    Yes. It's a Cent struck on Thick Planchet. There are instances where the sheet of metal was not properly made into the required thickness. Sometimes it is even made thinner than normal.
     
  6. Willysilver

    Willysilver HEADS UP

     
  7. Willysilver

    Willysilver HEADS UP

    There is a mint site though that gives all the weights and tolerance someone my know it good luck Heads up
     
  8. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    Tolerance for a copper cent is .13
    so your cent is a bit overweight.

    3.1 + .13 = 3.23 would be within tolerance

    Your coin is .31 of a gram overweight,
    if your scale is accurate; more than
    official tolerance, but not significantly
    overweight.
     
  9. Jay Nichols

    Jay Nichols New Member

    thanks for the info... is there any collector value to overweight coins???
     
  10. 352sdeer

    352sdeer Don’t piss off Mr. Sparkles

    That is one WELL STRUCK CENT! I’ve seen them heavy but not that heavy before!
    Reed
     
  11. Jay Nichols

    Jay Nichols New Member

    thanks to all that responded. as always your help is very much appreciated. thank you
     
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