1988 and 83 pennies

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by MRC1963, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. MRC1963

    MRC1963 New Member

    Can anyone give me some information and possible value of these two pennies that i found recently?
    Anything would be useful.
    Thanks 1983 .JPG 1983 DDR.JPG 1983DDR1.JPG 1988 DD.JPG 1988.JPG
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    83 - MD
    88 - plating is split revealing the zinc core underneath.

    Both are only worth face value.
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  4. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    WOW, that 88 is really ugly.
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  5. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    First, welcome to the neighborhood!

    What makes you think they might be worth more than face value?
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  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    They are worth exactly one cent each. What you see is normal for copper coated Zinc Cents. The 1983 is mechanical doubling and the 1988, we'll you can see the zinc. Welcome to CT.
  7. MRC1963

    MRC1963 New Member

    Thanks. Great to find a place to see so many great finds. I have no clue what is a find or what is a penny. I appreciate the clarification.
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  8. MRC1963

    MRC1963 New Member

    Just though the doubling meant something. Although condition is everything I guess.
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  9. ken454

    ken454 Well-Known Member

    no, it's worthless doubling, see here... http://doubleddie.com/144801.html
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  10. MRC1963

    MRC1963 New Member

    Great information. Thanks!!
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  11. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Real doubling DOES mean something. Mechanical doubling, like yours, is worthless however.

    Check out a couple of the doubled dies I found while searching rolls. You can see the difference between mine and yours.
    1972P DDO 001.jpg 31AUG19 1995 DDO1.jpg
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