Penny 1983

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  1. gianni

    gianni Member

    Hi this one cent Lincoln 1983 no mint is rare? Your idea? Tksss
     

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  3. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    This coin is NOT considered rare. It was made at the Philadelphia Mint, with a mintage number of 775,235,500.
     
  4. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    Right, VERY common. I see you posted in the error section, is there something about it you feel is an error?
     
  5. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    Philadelphia does not use a Mint mark, except in 2017 fr novelty or something.

    Think of it, Philadelphia was the FIRST US operation to mint coins. Why would they think of adding a mint mark. They probably didn't forecast the evolution of the US as it is today. The other Mints used mint marks to identify their location.

    Do other foreign countries use mint marks on all their coins? .. I have no idea.

    You should really purchase what is called a
    A Guide Book of United States Coins: The Official Red Book
    you will learn a lot of the basics from it.
     
  6. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

  7. capthank

    capthank Active Member

    I see why many are frustrated with You-Tube but the extremely high numbers viewing coins is a great way to get new collectors. Being snarky is rude and harms collectors images so be nice and build the collectors base. Personally I was shocked to see hundreds of thousands view these short coin videos of supposed rare modern coinage.
     
  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Normal for reasons stated.
     
  9. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    If it weighs 3.1 grams, it is rare. If it weighs 2.5 grams it is .01 cent.
     
  10. gianni

    gianni Member

    sorry all memorial penny from 1959 is 3,1grams .... all penny is rare!!!???
     
  11. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    No & No.
    And you did not post a question about a Penny.
     
  12. TyCobb

    TyCobb A product of PMD

    Copper cents are 3.1g.
    1982 some are copper and some are copper-plated zinc (2.5g)
    1983-present cents are supposed to be copper-plated zinc. So if you have a 1983 copper, it is a transitional error and that's what makes it rare.

    How rare? No idea, but it wasn't supposed to exist.
     
  13. gianni

    gianni Member

    Ok sorry now i undestand. Me coin Is 2.52gr im finish dreams!!! Thanks
     
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