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1983 2.94 Gram Cent Found In Change

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 Posted 11/29/2022  06:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add -makecents- to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the reverse pic, Pigeonman333rd! There is little doubt in my mind that this is a copper plated zinc coin, given the texture of both sides (marked up pic with arrows). Others would need to help you, if you wish to move forward with testing.

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 Posted 11/29/2022  07:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Maybe send to ANACS? It does seem to be a slightly overweight planchet, but a wrong metal planchet would be a lot rarer and more valuable than an overweight planchet...just sayin"
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 Posted 11/29/2022  10:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mikediamond to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's an overweight, copper-plated zinc cent. Either the zinc core was derived from rolled-thick zinc stock, or it's a normal-weight core that was plated with an excessively thick layer of copper.
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 Posted 11/29/2022  5:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add -makecents- to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you, Mike!
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 Posted 12/04/2022  12:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Pigeonman333rd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with you guys it sounds to me like this is a copper plated zinc cent. Maybe it has been coated but it was found in change so I was skeptical and appreciate the help no harm sending it off to ANAC's though just in case but I totally agree the bubbles look suspect.
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 Posted 12/04/2022  12:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Note the plating dust bumps on the surface, it is a zinc plated planchet. So it maybe a corpulent planchet issue?
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 Posted 12/04/2022  4:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Pigeonman333rd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
corpulent planchet issue is that an error or somebody copper plating a penny made of zinc? I have been sorting out unc rolls of 1982 copper small date cents and some weigh 2.98 grams but not 2.94g. I see the bumps I'm cool either way I found two real good 1982's.
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 Posted 12/04/2022  7:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1982 they started with copper plated zinc cents. So that year you had copper planchets 3.11 grams and Copper plated zinc 2.5 grams. So on 1983 cents they will be the 2.5 copper plated zinc cents. The rough texture was a proof rinse issue that was not noticed till years later. So the rough texture is plating over zinc dust. So on your planchet is a heavy zinc planchet issue. (the mint only weighs Gold coins) Thus the weights can vary.
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 Posted 12/05/2022  03:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The grayish exposed zinc can be seen within the circulation marks on the reverse.
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 Posted 12/06/2022  8:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Pigeonman333rd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So nice thanks Guys it's a zinc penny value one cent I will keep it for a memento of a coin roll hunt because I'm sentimental like that. That coin roll hunt ended in one 1865 corroded green patina Indian Head cent one 1983 double die reverse in the worst condition bud doubling present and a few rolls of 1940's and 1950's wheat cents a very good time.
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