zinc 1983 lincoln cent

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  1. car777

    car777 New Member

    I have a 1983 p lincoln cent that appears to be struck on zinc. The coin is lighter than a normal cent and appears to be thinner. Any ideas?
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  3. Charlie32

    Charlie32 Coin Collector

    Welcome to the forum. Cents made from 1982-on are made from copper coated zinc. Your coin either didn't get plated with copper, or the copper coating was removed after it left the mint.

  4. giladzuc

    giladzuc Senior Member

    The "zinc" 1 Cent Is A Variety Of 1982 , Not 1983

    And The Other Variety Is Fully Copper Coin, Also In 1982. The Distiction Between The 2 Varieties Is By Weight. So, If You Have A Lighter Coin Of 1983, It Might Be An "off Metal Strike".
  5. foundinrolls

    foundinrolls Roll Searching Enthusiast

    This would be one where a picture would be very helpful.
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