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 Posted 01/17/2018  8:15 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Xonor13 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
So I have been searching through thousands of pennies lately, and I have come across a large amount of 1982 pennies. When I was comparing some of them I noticed that two of the pennies seemed to have a smaller date. What is the rarity of this variety. I would imagine it is decently common considering I found two of them. The one picture with three coins has a large date on the bottom to compare them, but the picture was a little blurry.

Here are the pictures:



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In 1982 the mint made seven business strike varieties of the Lincoln cent. They are the 1982 large date Copper, 1982 large date Copper plated Zinc, 1982 small date Copper, 1982 small date Copper plated Zinc, 1982 D large date Copper, 1982 D large date Copper plated Zinc, and the 1982 D small date Copper plated Zinc. They also produced a 1982-S large date copper Proof cent.
http://www.Lincolncentsonline.com/l...lldates.html


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There are 8 different varieties of the 1982 Lincoln cent. Seven business strike varieties and one Proof.

The reason for so many different varieties of cents in 1982 was due mainly to the cost of producing Copper coins. The government likes to make a profit, this is called seigniorage or seigneurage. With Copper prices on the rise, the cost of producing a cent was nearly what it was worth. They needed a solution that that the public would easily accept. It was decided to use a Zinc core plated with Copper so it would resemble cents already in circulation, plus save big money on production. Copper plated Zinc and Copper cents were both minted in 1982. To know for sure which coin is which, you need to weigh them. The Zinc planchet weighs 2.5g and the Copper planchet weighs 3.11g.

1982 large date Copper (Mintage: )
1982 large date Copper plated Zinc (Mintage: )
1982 small date Copper (Mintage: )
1982 small date Copper plated Zinc (Mintage: )
1982 D large date Copper (Mintage: )
1982 D large date Copper plated Zinc (Mintage: )
1982 D small date Copper plated Zinc (Mintage: )
1982-S large date copper Proof (Mintage: 3,857,479)
http://www.Lincolncentsonline.com/1...20Cents.html
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with cwb and to CCF.
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with all of the above. They are all pretty common. The only one that is not common is a 1982-D Small Date Copper. Only one example has been found/"certified" and I often doubt its authenticity.
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Only one example has been found/"certified" and I often doubt its authenticity.

Reminds me of the 1959-D Wheat cent. At least the 1982-D small date Copper is still around to see.
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In your second picture the top two coins are small dates, the bottom one is a large date.
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