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1983 2.94 Gram Cent Found In Change

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 Posted 11/28/2022  06:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Pigeonman333rd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So what does everybody think is it a brass cent, is it a bronze cent or is it a copper plated zinc cent?
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 Posted 11/28/2022  06:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looking at the fields, it looks like a copper plated cent,
possibly struck from a thick planchet.
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 Posted 11/28/2022  07:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add -makecents- to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would suggest putting a Lincoln cent that you know is copper, on the scale (1981 or older), and take a pic and post. That would be the first step in this process.
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 Posted 11/28/2022  07:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fplagge to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
May we assume that you verified your scale's accuracy by weighing against a known weight?
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 Posted 11/28/2022  08:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Looks like a copper plated zinc cent to me going by the weight and texture.
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 Posted 11/28/2022  09:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


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 Posted 11/28/2022  2:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Pigeonman333rd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I used a 5 gram weight to calibrate my scale. I also compared it to a 1979 cent weighing 2.99 grams on the same scale and a 1982 cent weighing 3.1 grams.
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Thank you for all the Welcoming I am just a novice coin collector and coin roll hunter. What is the name of the test that has to be done to determine the metal content?
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 Posted 11/28/2022  3:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
XRF analysis will determine the metal content.
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 Posted 11/28/2022  5:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add -makecents- to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The fact that it weighs the same as your 1979 cent, makes me wonder if JimmyD is not heading in the right direction, with it being struck from a thick planchet. It does have the look of a copper plated zinc cent. If it has much wear, the planters on the reverse are one of the first to show the zinc poking through. Can you give us a clear shot of the whole reverse and closeup of the area I've circled below? Just trying to save you time with the metal content test, not sure how easy that is, or costly.

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 Posted 11/28/2022  6:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cujohn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It would be nice if it was copper. But as said above it has the tone of a zinc planchet. Thats a lot of weight for a zinc.
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This is the reverse of the coin
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