1982 D Small Date

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  1. C-Rams

    C-Rams New Member

    I came across this 1982 D Small Date and when I took a picture of it to view it closer, I noticed the VDB initials. Though I know they are all supposed to have the initials on the shoulder, I have not ever been able to see it this clear. Without weighing this (as i don't have a coin scale) I am pretty sure this is the clad version but if anyone sees anything else interesting I would be very appreciative for the insight as well as an idea if this is even worth anything. Thanks ahead of time for the help!!!
     

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  3. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    yours is a Small Date 1982 D copper plated zinc cent.
    You can see a lot of zinc through the 8 micron thin copper plating on it.

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  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Mid 1982 Cents until now are not clad they are Copper plated.
     
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  5. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    This is a copper PLATED zinc cent.
     
  6. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    Yes it's a small date. Yes it was minted in Denver. 2 out of 3 ain't bad!
     
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  7. C-Rams

    C-Rams New Member

    I apologize for the verbiage misuse of clad rather than copper plated. I was fairly certain this was not a true copper penny. Is there any significance of the ability to see the VDB so clearly?
     
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