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Odd Weight On A 1974 D Penny

 
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 Posted 05/07/2016  1:31 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Ferenc R to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello folks. This is my first post, so I hope it is in an appropriate place. I found a '74 penny that has a weight that flutters between 2.8 and 2.9. It's in great condition for a circulated '74, but other than that, there's nothing strange about it. Any ideas?

Thanks a million.
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 Posted 05/07/2016  2:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mdrosophila to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Need the picture of the coin.
It is mostly likely a worn copper coin or a copper coin with thin plancet.
1974 aluminum cent has a weight of 0.9 g
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 Posted 05/07/2016  3:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. Still within mint tolerance. Copper cent should weight 3.11grams +/- .13grams.
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 Posted 05/07/2016  3:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NoPoMoCo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If we're talking about an unworn 1974-D Lincoln cent, it should weigh 3.11 grams within a tolerance of 0.12 grams. If your balance is accurate, your coin is slightly outside the tolerance. The off-weight sorting machines at the mint aren't perfect.
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The general consensus with folks I've spoken too here is that it is well within acceptable weight. Sigh. Still keeping it.
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