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 Posted 10/11/2017  10:18 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add 2dklein to your friends list Get a Link to this Message




I'm told this was a trial strike in 1982 in brass.
It weighs 3.1g
The back is rotated about 20 degrees from the front
any help would be greatly appreciated.
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 Posted 10/11/2017  10:35 pm  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


I believe that by saying "brass", it simply means it's a 95% copper cent as opposed to a copper-plated zinc cent (proven by the given weight). They were made in both compositions that year. The 2017 you are comparing it to is a copper-plated zinc coin.
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 Posted 10/11/2017  10:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SsuperDdave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It certainly could be, since all Lincoln Cents have met the definition of "brass" - an alloy of copper and zinc - since 1909. Even ZLincoln cores are "brass" although the proportions are, um, a bit skewed.

And color comparisons between your two coins might be inappropriate, because the 1982 could be the old brass composition, and the outer coating of the 2017 is pure copper.

This sort of color variation is well-known in Lincolns, and I'd be questioning the knowledge of whoever told you it was a "trial strike in brass."
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 Posted 10/11/2017  10:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add cwb to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
3.1g is the target weight for a pre-1983 95% Copper Lincoln Cent.
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 Posted 10/11/2017  10:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 2dklein to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I picked it up at a local auction. There was a bunch of writing on the flip, saying it was a trial strike, and they were given to U.S. senators.
I'm glad I only paid a buck for it, and thanks for your quick responses.
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 Posted 10/11/2017  11:40 pm  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I'm glad I only paid a buck for it, and thanks for your quick responses.


No problem.

The "trial strike" thing is baloney. The reason the composition was changed in 1982 was the price of copper so, they removed 92.5% of the copper content and made the rest zinc to save money. There wouldn't have been a trial strike in what is essentially the original composition they wanted to do away with.

It appears to be in pretty good condition so, $1 isn't "losing your shirt".
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 Posted 10/12/2017  12:20 am  Show Profile   Check Crazyb0's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply



Buying a one cent Item for 100 cents is 99 cents of loss. That's the game of the uninformed. Why I hate it and give appropriate comments to sellers of so-called error coins like this on eww-boy and other venues. It is very important to be informed, way to many smucks trying to make a killing onthose folks who don't really know. It is sad. Let this be a lesson learned, and yes, it was only a buck, some make thousand dollar bad deals...daily.
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 Posted 10/12/2017  02:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Something like half or more of the 1982 cents were struck in an alloy of 95% copper and 5% zinc, that is brass. They weighed 3.1 grams. So what you have is an ordinary 1982 D large dated "copper" cent.
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 Posted 10/12/2017  02:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add UltraRant to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
ia It's a regular 95% copper cent. Millions were minted in 1982. But this one is still in a very good condition, so it's not too bad.

consider the 99 cent 'learning money', as in: ignore the writing on the flip. Everyone can put anything there, but that doesn't make it necessarily true. Somehow the coin hobby seems to inspire people to come up with the most creative stories about the history of some pieces: inherited from a grandparent, in the family for years, given by a mysterious indian who had traveled to Egypt, handed by general De Gaulle himself on a purple pillow while wearing a bunny suit, etc. In the end it's the coin that matters, not the story.
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 Posted 10/12/2017  05:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dorado to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To the Forum.
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 Posted 10/12/2017  05:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. There are known "brass plated" cents. Yours is not one of these,but wanted you to know such a thing is out there.http://koinpro.tripod.com/Brass.htm
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 Posted 10/12/2017  06:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 2dklein to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This will be my learning coin. Hopefully I wont have to learn too many more times.#128540; This is a great group, thank you all again.
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Look , every Lincoln cent collector knows there can be many shades of this coin mainly due to it's environment .
There is no solid brass Lincoln trial cent of 1982 . The term brass and copper were used loosely for early to mid Wheaties . BTW , to the forum .
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This will be my learning coin. Hopefully I wont have to learn too many more times.#128540; This is a great group, thank you all again.


If this is the most expensive mistake you make, you'll be doing a whole lot better than I've done over the years.
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If this is the most expensive mistake you make, you'll be doing a whole lot better than I've done over the years.

Couldn't agree more! Speaking for myself over the years, I have paid much higher premiums for my uninformed purchases!
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