Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Tracey L Aldrich, May 6, 2021.
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@Tracey L Aldrich
Small dates and large dates are common on 1982 Copper and Copper plated zinc cents..
There is a Small Date Denver Mint Copper which is extremely rare. Only 2 have ever been discovered over the years and I don't think a 3rd example of one will ever be found again.
You will drive yourself mad looking for one!
That's why I don't even bother.
Jewelers gram scale. What do you mean by wide?
Show a picture. Even better.. Start your own separate thread with pictures. Most likely a 2.5 gram copper plated zinc cent. Not the one that is super rare.
1982 wide AM is normal..
..From its introduction in 1959 through 1992, all Lincoln Memorial Cents including both business and proof strikes were intended to have the Wide AM reverse.
Wait a minute. The chart you showed says that the 1982D is copper plated zinc. The only pure copper cents are not 1982D coins. So which is it? It doesn't show up in the chart.
Those are the normal known varieties. There are not supposed to be 1982 copper small date from Denver.. Understand?
1982 had Copper Cents and Copper plated zinc Cents. It's very easy.
Start a new thread when you get your answer..
You totally hijacked this thread.
Ask someone to help post pictures. Teenagers are great with posting stuff on the internet!
Okay, I understand. Is weighing the coin the only way to tell if the coin is plated?
Copper Planchet - 3.11 grams
Copper Plated Zinc Planchet - 2.5 grams
Some copper plated zinc planchets have plating bubbles or blisters and split plating where the inner zinc is exposed. That's another way to tell.
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