Please nobody get frustrated with me but please look at this

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  1. Shrews1994

    Shrews1994 Well-Known Member

    Okay well. I got one roll of pennys yesterday... I put in slots I didn't have. And today I went to search them a little but i Think I might have it.... please not to get mad at me. I know many people think they have it but it's always a guessing game on this. 1982 D small date........ I didn't want to post it and get embarrassed but here goes. CM180713-132805001.jpg CM180713-132823002.jpg CM180713-132124006.jpg CM180713-132104005.jpg Screenshot_20180713-134943.png
     
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  3. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    Yup, looks like it.
    • 1982 D Small Date Copper plated Zinc
    and keep in mind there are all these varieties. but i'm sure you wrote it down next to you as you search from that one article

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    The 7 Business Strike Varieties (8 total with the 1 rare one):

    • 1982 Large Date Copper
    • 1982 Large Date Copper plated Zinc
    • 1982 Small Date Copper
    • 1982 Small Date Copper plated Zinc
    • 1982 D Large Date Copper
    • 1982 D Large Date Copper plated Zinc
    • 1982 D Small Date Copper plated Zinc
    • 1982-D small date copper (1 known to exist). This is the one all the fake youtube videos are made for thinking you can find one making it seem they are readily available and easily found.


    There is also a 1982-S Large Date which is not included because it is a PROOF.

    @paddyman98 @CoinCorgi
     
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  4. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Don't be embarrassed at all. I think you are doing a stupendous job absorbing this whole coin collecting mystery. That said, I don't have a clue if you have the right piece or not! I was never an error/varieties guy. And these days I couldn't read the date on a cent without a 16X magnifier! You will get your answer in short order I am sure.
     
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  5. Shrews1994

    Shrews1994 Well-Known Member

    Yes!!!! I' sweating now. Lol
     
  6. Shrews1994

    Shrews1994 Well-Known Member

    Awww thanks. When I'm really into something I like to exceed in it and never fail..
     
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  7. juris klavins

    juris klavins Well-Known Member

    Weight makes a big difference - 2.5 grams = $0.01 / 3.1 grams = BANK :greedy:
    Here's hoping yours is the latter ;)
     
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  8. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    Just remember, there are small date 1982 D cents. They are "copper plated zinc"

    the rare one is the copper.
    Looking at the surface scratches yours would be plated. But you can weigh it.

    1952 – 1982 is 95% Copper and 5% Tin & Zinc; 3.11 grams
    1982 – Current is 97.5% Zinc and 2.5% Copper; 2.5 grams
     
  9. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Just does my old heart good to see a younger generation enjoying the hobby the way it is supposed to be enjoyed.
     
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  10. Shrews1994

    Shrews1994 Well-Known Member

    So this one I have is easy to find? I just don' have a scale for this kind of stuff
     
  11. juris klavins

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  12. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    There are several varieties of "D" cents as per my first post.

    Two LARGE DATE

    • 1982 D Large Date Copper
    • 1982 D Large Date Copper plated Zinc

    Two SMALL DATE
    • 1982 D Small Date Copper plated Zinc - weighs 2.5 grams
    • 1982-D small date copper (1 known to exist). This is the one all the fake youtube videos are made for thinking you can find one making it seem they are readily available and easily found. weighs 3.11 grams

    The weight is related to how it was made
    1952 – 1982 is 95% Copper and 5% Tin & Zinc; 3.11 grams
    1982 – Current is 97.5% Zinc and 2.5% Copper; 2.5 grams

    The 1952 - 1982 Cent is mostly a chunk of Copper.
    Whereas in 1982 the new cent is thinly plated copper which of course comes in a Small Date version.
     
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  13. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

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  14. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I don't have a scale either. Probably never will. But a time or two I have been known to put a coin on my stamp machine at work. Always is another way to skin a cat.
     
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  15. Shrews1994

    Shrews1994 Well-Known Member

    Well thanks guys!!! at least I got the memo of a small date vs large date lol.
     
  16. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    remember your Split Plating ?
    https://www.cointalk.com/threads/1992-penny-has-a-lot-of-slpit-plating-issues.319671/

    the copper layer is so thin it is easily damaged either by the mint process itself, or by scraping, etc. So you can see the Zinc below it.

    So if you see any bluish-silver colors that would be the zinc such as what I think I see on the 2, 9 and "D".

    But it's just a picture so I could be seeing things. So the weight really matters.
     
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  17. Shrews1994

    Shrews1994 Well-Known Member

    Right it does.
     
  18. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Biblical Kingdoms Supporter

    I don't collect modern coins—I'm an ancients collector but I couldn't help following some of your posts, @Shrews1994 ! I just wanted to say that I admire your attention to detail.
     
  19. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    I agree. Terrific to have you here with your enthusiasm @Shrews1994 . A lot of us old men have seen it/done it all.
     
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  20. rooman9

    rooman9 Lovin Shiny Things

    Wow. I'm soooooo frustrated here. Good eye though. A lot of different varieties for this year.
     
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  21. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    I am glad that you are a girl looking for coins. I am excited about your enthusiasm. It is so refreshing to see more females getting into coins. enjoy the hunt/search.
     
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