Would love some feedback on this coin....

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  1. Jamie000

    Jamie000 New Member

    New here..... Just seeking opinions of others who no more than I. Grade or errors?

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  3. Jamie000

    Jamie000 New Member

    Thoughts from anyone more educated on this specific subject?

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  4. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    first of all. what are your questions?
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  6. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    No errors and worth 1 cent.
  7. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Yes! It's definitely a US coin. What else do you want to know?
  8. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

  9. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Looks like an AU 1961 lincoln cent that has spent most of the past 60 years in a hoard or collection, thus preserving much of its "red" color. Unfortunately coins like this one are common and not worth a significant premium.
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  10. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    I agree with Conder101.
  11. Ana Silverbell

    Ana Silverbell Well-Known Member

    Welcome to CoinTalk. A 1961 cent is 95% Copper and 5% Tin and Zinc, as was the case with all Lincoln cents struck until 1983. In 1983 the alloys changed and there is no copper in the Lincoln cent from that year and onward (although I understand that some 1983 Lincoln cents were struck in copper before the transition to cheaper alloys). Anyway, today's copper melt value of a Lincoln cent is $0.022846. You could hold onto your copper cents since they are worth a little more than 2 cents today (100% profit!), or do what most people do: just spend them.
  12. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    With the flat ear obv, worn steps rev...AU55 at best...FV. Very common and not in a condition worth saving, I presume you found it in circulation...and the wear on it is why you did...Spark
  13. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Clarification.. 1982

    In 1982 there were still Copper Cents being struck.
    Sometime in 1982 they were switched to the new Copper Plated Zinc Planchets.
  14. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Actually.. There is. The Copper Plating. Even though very thin it is still Copper.
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  15. Ana Silverbell

    Ana Silverbell Well-Known Member

    That is correct. Mild confusion. Thank you.
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  16. Ana Silverbell

    Ana Silverbell Well-Known Member

    That is correct. Moderate confusion. Thank you.

    P.S., please, no more corrections. I cannot afford to enter the realm of Severe confusion.
  17. Millard

    Millard Coindog

    going just on what I can observe I'd say Lincoln Cent possible rotated left 90 degrees.....hmmm
  18. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    It has to be done so newbies into collecting will not themselves enter the realm of confusion.

    Peace :angelic:
  19. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

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  21. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    You can't blame her for posting twice. Sometimes you get confused, especially when you are new.

    Your cent is 59 years old, but they were saved in large quantities back in the day. Therefore it is only worth its face value, although the copper in it might be worth a little more.

    I was a young collector in 1961. A 59 year old coin at that time would have been a 1902 Indian cent, which would have been a nice find. Those were not saved in huge quantities, like the 1961 cents.
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