I got a 1982 penny that weighs 2.5 is that a zinc penny

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  1. Dusty Troutman

    Dusty Troutman New Member

    This is a 1982 no mint mark penny I think is zinc is it of any significance
     

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  3. ken454

    ken454 Well-Known Member

    its a normal common cent....
     
  4. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    They minted over 17 billion cents in 1982.
    This is one of them. There are 9 different kinds.
    Philly large date copper
    Philly large date zinc
    Philly small date copper
    Philly small date zinc
    Denver large date copper
    Denver large date zinc
    Denver small date zinc
    Denver small date copper (only 1 has been discovered)
    San Francisco proof large date copper
     
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  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Only 7 types were circulation issues.
     
  6. USCoinCollector42

    USCoinCollector42 Well-Known Member

    Uh... no.
    Sorry, no.
     
  7. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    Yes, 2.5 grams is Zinc, and 3.1 grams are the bronze or brass pieces of 1982 and earlier.
     
  8. Dusty Troutman

    Dusty Troutman New Member

    Mine is a 1982 no mint so Philly large date that weighs 2.5 g
     
  9. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    I can't see the shape of the 2 on your coin. It is either small date zinc or large date zinc. (Philly)
    1982-varieties-revised.jpg
    I finally completed my 7 coin set (from circulation). Worth nothing. But it was fun. Philly small date zinc was the toughie. I'd like to get a blank 7 space penny holder to put it in.
     
  10. Dusty Troutman

    Dusty Troutman New Member

    I looked it up and it said a similar penny was sold in auction recently for $30,000 is that correct
     
  11. Dusty Troutman

    Dusty Troutman New Member

     

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  12. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    1982-Denver small date copper. 1 exists.
    Yours is from Philly.
    Yours is zinc.
    Yours is large date.
     
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  13. Dusty Troutman

    Dusty Troutman New Member

    Here is a pic
     

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  14. Dusty Troutman

    Dusty Troutman New Member

    What do u think bout this one
     

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  15. Rich Buck

    Rich Buck Yukon Cornelius

    Your coin is worth a penny. Sorry.
     
  16. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    The 1982's are very common. Unless it is brand spanking new, MS (mint state)
    it's generally only going to be .01 cent no matter which one of the 7 it is.
    Another 1982-D small date copper might turn up one day, but rest assured no one who has ever made a You Tube video has found one.
     
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  17. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    That is correct, but that was for a 1982 D small date cent struck in copper. The only similarity to your coin is that they are both dated 1982.
     
  18. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    Ain't worth nuttin'
    It's worth at least 7 cents !!
     
  19. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Well, but I'm not going to spend them. They are worth minus 7 cents.
     
  20. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    Please consider taking this to heart....

    If you want to search for something with odds similar to that of winning the powerball twice in a row, that's fine. There's a lot of people doing just that, especially since every other YouTube schmuck misleads them in order to get more clicks/subscribers, but you're going to have to learn to identify potential candidates for yourself.

    Simply use the info others have already provided to learn how to identify large from small, and then set aside any 82-D smalls you locate that are not obliviously zinc. Buy yourself a cheap scale and weigh them. Easy peasy, but again, don't get your hopes up. Good luck!
     
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  21. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Large date philly
     
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