1982 d penny weighing 3.1 could it be the copper mistake

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  1. Rosanadelgado35

    Rosanadelgado35 New Member

    1982 d penny is weighing 3.1 can It be the copper penny error
     

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  3. ken454

    ken454 Well-Known Member

    no, you have a normal circulated large date '82 D copper cent worth face value...
     
  4. Rosanadelgado35

    Rosanadelgado35 New Member

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  5. AnonymousCoinCollector

    AnonymousCoinCollector Reintroduce silver coins to circulation!

    1982 was the transition year. Both copper and zinc cents were minted. Based on your weight, you likely have a copper one.

    If you are referring to the 1982 "small date" cent, no, yours is not that super rare coin.

    Yours is worth 2 to 3 cents give or take (due to it being copper). Edit: oops, sorry I overestimated the price of copper. Worth 1 cent.
     
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  6. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Large date. Regardless of the price of copper, the copper in a copper cent is not worth 2-3 cents. It's .01 cent. People have posted here that cents are alloyed copper not Grade A ($3.24 per pound) and while it is illegal to melt cents for copper, a scrap yard will pay 25% the price for alloyed copper. 146 cents to the pound (avoirdupois not troy) 3.24 x .25= .81 cents per pound for your $1.46 in copper cents.
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  8. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    What is a copper mistake? A cop who locked himself out of his patrol car!
     
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  9. Dave363

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    How funny. LOL
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