1982-D small date Lincoln cent

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Epperson2359, Jul 3, 2020.


It's a small date but I dont have a scale

  1. What's it worth

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  2. And is the small date zinc worth much

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  1. Epperson2359

    Epperson2359 New Member

    I don't have a scale not sure if this is zinc or copper but the one on the right is a small date

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  3. Epperson2359

    Epperson2359 New Member

    Is this Lincoln cent worth anything 1982 d small date
  4. lincoln

    lincoln Large Member

    Since I see no picture I imagine $.01.
  5. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

  6. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    The right coin looks like a small date. In that condition I am not sure what it is worth ? Wait for more opinions...
  7. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    It is in his 1st post of this coin. I would say yes, but i do not know what grade you coin is ?
  8. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    IMO the Small date is a copper plated zinc cent. It looks like it has a lot of small plating blisters that are common with the plated zinc cents. As far as I know only 2 1982 D small date copper Lincoln cents have been found so the chances are very slim (but possible) of finding another.
    EDIT. Digital scales are cheap enough on Amazon and it's worth buying one.
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  9. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    In your second post you asked the value of the small date coin. Due to the condition of your coin it's not worth more than it's face value. The really valuable one is the 82-D copper small date. The others would probably have to grade MS 67 Red or higher to have any real value.
  10. Epperson2359

    Epperson2359 New Member

    I'm a new, I'll try and attach the file again

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  11. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    My response is on the next post..

    I edited the first post ;)
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  12. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    You don't have a gram scale? You really need to get one.

    The answer is very simple..

    If you have a Small Date Denver Mint weighing 2.5 Grams than it is worth 1 Cent

    If you have a Small Date Denver Mint weighing 3.11 Grams then it is worth thousands

    2.5 Grams is a Copper Plated Zinc planchet
    3.11 Grams is a Copper planchet

    Only 2 Small Date Denver Cents have ever been discovered and attributed and about a million threads here on CoinTalk of people thinking they discovered a third example. I doubt yours weighs 3.11 Grams.

    If you don't get a Gram Scale then you are wasting our time.
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2020
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  13. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Merged the two threads together.
  14. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    You made Mr. P. repeat himself. ROFLMAO 3.jpg
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  15. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    The weight scales are not expensive and can be had for the cost of a few beers. @paddyman98 is right about wasting your time.
  16. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    It's not copper.
  17. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's worth one cent.
  18. Epperson2359

    Epperson2359 New Member

  19. Epperson2359

    Epperson2359 New Member

    the answer was good and it's probably the best answer I already knew all of that stuff but the end of it that's not that's not right believe me I won't be wasting anymore of your time
  20. Epperson2359

    Epperson2359 New Member

    Thank you
  21. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    You made me want to go through our '82-D's. I am like many others and will most likely never find one. Paddy is right copper/zinc. Good luck
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