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1982 Zinc Small Date

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 Posted 11/01/2012  01:24 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add eddio to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

i was told by my local guy this one is a zinc Pennie,he used a scale..
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 Posted 11/01/2012  02:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add talkcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice coin... Here is a link for good info on the 1982.

http://www.NGCcoin.com/news/viewart...ArticleID=85

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 Posted 11/01/2012  10:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add numismo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Why would you doubt him? Anyway, its a common coin.
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 Posted 11/01/2012  10:33 am  Show Profile   Check 52Raymo's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 52Raymo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You can pick up your own scale pretty cheaply on eBay.
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 Posted 11/01/2012  1:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add eddio to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you I'm just going throught this album of coins left for me by a family member as I get educated I will try to leave commom coins out. Thanks
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 Posted 11/01/2012  1:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add upstate to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well ya got to save at least one of them. The hole for my '82 small date copper is still empty.
'gasp' I hope I don't have to buy one
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 Posted 11/01/2012  3:47 pm  Show Profile   Check SA4H's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SA4H to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
By the look of the coin's surface, I am 99% sure that it's not made of zinc. It's a copper cent. The plating technology of the mint back then was horrible.... just find any 83 to 86 cent (zinc) and compare for yourself.
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 Posted 11/01/2012  3:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add upstate to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My guess would be it's copper by looking at it also but who knows
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 Posted 11/01/2012  5:34 pm  Show Profile   Check BadThad's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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The hole for my '82 small date copper is still empty.
'gasp' I hope I don't have to buy one


That's the toughest coin of the 82's! You can find circ examples now and then, but finding them in MS red is hard. You'll most likely end up buying one.
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 Posted 11/01/2012  5:35 pm  Show Profile   Check BadThad's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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i was told by my local guy this one is a zinc Pennie,he used a scale..


What did it weigh? Sure looks like a copper to me.
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 Posted 11/01/2012  6:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Balance a popscicle stick on a pencil. Place your cent on one end. Place a pre 82 on the other far end. If they balance, both are Copper.
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 Posted 11/01/2012  9:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add stvsy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
For the 1982 cent copper/zinc test I gently drop them from 2", flat side on a granite or ceramic table top. The copper rings out, the zinc a dull splat.

With my old Morgan and Peace silver dollars I balance one with my finger tip in the center. I take another and gently tap edge to edge. Rings out like silver bells.
Try it, you'll like it.
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 Posted 11/02/2012  12:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add eddio to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
ok you guys are right its a copper I dropped then use the Popsicle method its copper,thanks guys,,,,,,,,
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 Posted 11/02/2012  12:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Indian1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think the 82-P SD zinc. is a tad scarcer the the copper.
Both are tough though to find in BU. The zincs will be even
tougher down the road as they are zincs :)
Doesn't hurt to put a full roll together of red Unc's
either ones for the future.
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 Posted 11/02/2012  1:05 pm  Show Profile   Check 52Raymo's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 52Raymo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I cheated and bought a card containing all 7 of the 82's. All in excellent condition.
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 Posted 11/03/2012  12:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ngs428 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


Quote:
The hole for my '82 small date copper is still empty.
'gasp' I hope I don't have to buy one


I was beginning to think that the 1982 SD Copper did not exist.. I still haven't found one.. I guess I need to forge on to find one..
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