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Is This Oversized 1982-D Lincoln Cent a Pattern? a Counterfeit? or What?

 
 
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 Posted 11/07/2018  4:03 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add tolch123 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
*** Moved by Staff to a more appropriate forum. Previously posted in US Classic and Colonial Variety and Error Coins. ***



I've had this extremely bizarre coin for years, and I'm determined to find out what the heck it is!

- As indicated by the picture, it is definitely larger than a standard cent.
- It is some sort of metal. (Confirmed by the sound)
- Its weight is 2.53 grams.
- It is not magnetic.

I'm extremely curious about this one!



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 Posted 11/07/2018  4:21 pm  Show Profile   Check Tanman2001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Tanman2001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a "Texas Cent." It's an altered coin, not an error.
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 Posted 11/07/2018  4:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A Texas cent
The copper plating has fallen off from stretching the coin
and just left the zinc core. It should be thinner than a regular cent.
If you wait, all that happens is you get older.
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 Posted 11/07/2018  5:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mark1959 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Made by putting a normal cent between 2 pieces of thick leather or rubber an then smacked with a hammer until it stretches the coin out. Most times they are slightly out of round.
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 Posted 11/07/2018  5:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Exactly.
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 Posted 11/07/2018  6:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree - it's a man-made modification of the coin that happened outside the mint.

Nice curiosity piece - alas no real value.
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 Posted 11/07/2018  7:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So called "Texas cent", post minting damage ( PMD) not a mint error.
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 Posted 11/07/2018  8:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Fin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's a Large Cent
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 Posted 11/07/2018  9:12 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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It's a large cent


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 Posted 11/07/2018  11:30 pm  Show Profile   Check nss-52's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add nss-52 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
It's a large cent
Well, maybe a Medium Cent.
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