1983-d 1c Lincoln cent

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Trella Davis, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. Trella Davis

    Trella Davis Bellathescorkie

    Found this in a roll of pennies at the bank today...how do I find out if it's worth anything? 20190822_113551.jpg 20190822_113702.jpg
     
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  3. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    What makes you think it would be valuable?

    Chris
     
  4. Trella Davis

    Trella Davis Bellathescorkie

    Because of the green patina it looks like cooper and not zinc...it's all on my hands from this dusty roll...not really sure but I've been doing alot of reading about coins..
     
  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    That's a form of environmental damage so it's worth a cent.
     
  6. Trella Davis

    Trella Davis Bellathescorkie

  7. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    This is zinc that is bleeding out through defects in the micro thin copper plating. It is a form of damage that is common to all cents made after 1982.
     
  8. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Suggestion.. Create Your future threads over at the Error Coins forum only.. First and most important find out if you have a true mint error or just damage.
    Worry about value last. Most minor errors have very little or no premium at all.. Something that turns your fingers green or any other color has nothing to do with mint errors.
     
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  9. Trella Davis

    Trella Davis Bellathescorkie

    I wasn't looking for damage, I was genuinely asking if it was worth anything....I read if its copper it could be worth something..that one looked pretty beat up, compared to this one 20190822_125126.jpg 20190822_125252.jpg
     
  10. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    I see..
    Only if it were a genuine copper cent. Do you have a gram scale?
    Copper is 3.11 grams
    Copper plated zinc is 2.5 grams

    Copper is copper even if it's used as plating.
    I suggest you still ask over at the Error Coins forum.
    (I'm not trying to be bossy)

    Just trying to help..
    Peace :angelic:
     
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  11. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    Yes, if it were made of copper it would be worth a lot of money. Though this photo is a better looking coin, the evidence of it being zinc is showing through at the scrape on the memorial and the E in America where the zinc rot is beginning. If copper it would weigh 3.1 grams, if zinc it would weigh 2.5 grams +/- a bit. Answering your question on what it's worth...in this case just 1 cent.
     
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  12. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

  13. Trella Davis

    Trella Davis Bellathescorkie

    Thank you
     
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    Trella Davis Bellathescorkie

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