1978 penny weighs 2.79 but isn’t silver

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Jay Layton, May 26, 2019.

  1. Jay Layton

    Jay Layton Member

    Any thoughts y so light

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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Because it sat somewhere that was corrosive. Probably underground. That thing is beat up.
  4. paddyman98

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    DEFDAM - Definitely Damaged :yack:
  5. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Why would it be silver?
  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I didn't think any Cents were silver. Steel, yes. Zinc, yes but otherwise copper. It's damaged from the environment so it weighs less as some netal has been eaten away.
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