Hi everyone, my name is Evan. I Bought some rolls from bank and I I think I stumbled upon 1982 small ? Date penny that weighs 3.2g. But it appears damaged? I wonder how common these are and are they worth anything? I'd gladly appreciate everyone's feedback. I apologize for any grammatical mistakes I've made as I'm typing on my phone and I'm esl.
All 1982 types are common, except for a small 1982 D copper. D as in Denver. The small 82 D copper is not supposed to exist, but apparently one such coin does exist and it sold for $18,000+ It is IMO an error coin (as opposed to a variety) i.e. struck on an incorrect planchet, which coincidentally is a cent planchet. Just like a 1943 copper and 1944 steel.
That's also a 1982D Copper Large Date. Use the search forum at the top of the side bar to find numerous other posts on the same subject. There is a wealth of information there on many of the commonly asked questions.
@rookie, with regard to your first coin, the frog pointed out that it was struck with a slightly mis-aligned die. You can see that the rim is a little thicker on one side. As you are just starting out, you might consider saving that coin as it is a nice example of this phenomenon. The misalignment was not severe, so there is probably no numismatic premium, but it is a nice starter coin to have and compare against future finds.
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