Coin Community Family of Web Sites
Like us on Facebook! Subscribe to our Youtube Channel! Check out our Twitter! Check out our Pinterest!
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?


Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some coins?
Our coin forum is completely free! Register Now!

Do I Really Have A 1983 Copper Lincoln Penny?

First page | Next Page | Last 15 Replies
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous TopicReplies: 44 / Views: 4,391Next Topic
Page: of 3
Pillar of the Community
Learn More...
United States
6027 Posts
 Posted 05/14/2019  4:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The best test is the sound test. I never was a fan of the drop method, but try a "heads or tails" flip - copper rings, zinc goes "dink". Your fingernails are too soft to damage the coin more than circulation already has - just don't drop and lose it!
My Collections:
Roman Imperial
http://goccf.com/t/348979
Japan Type set Tokugawa + Modern
http://goccf.com/t/348999
Indo Sassanian
http://goccf.com/t/322087
Bedrock of the Community
Learn More...
United States
53416 Posts
 Posted 05/14/2019  4:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
By the way -



to the CCF!
Pillar of the Community
United States
1693 Posts
 Posted 05/14/2019  6:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bump111 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is my attempt at cropping:





Some aspects of this cent just don't look right - the crease at 12-2 on obverse for example. Are these coins available from Chinese providers?

I hope that it IS the real deal. Keep us up to date on what you find out.

Bedrock of the Community
Learn More...
United States
53416 Posts
 Posted 05/14/2019  6:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice job, Bump.
Valued Member
United States
201 Posts
 Posted 05/14/2019  6:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 1993Z to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
that rim but for the OP I really want this to be a real one.
Edited by 1993Z
05/14/2019 6:26 pm
Pillar of the Community
Learn More...
United States
8042 Posts
 Posted 05/14/2019  6:39 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It has zinc rot at 1 on the obverse field. Plus it looks like one of the earliest zinc strikes
My best finds: 1999-WAM:http://goccf.com/t/332161 1988-RDV-6:http://goccf.com/t/335954#2873459 1986-Off-center: http://goccf.com/t/335952
1999 WAM #2:http://goccf.com/t/338710&whichpage=1
1981 Double Struck In Collar: http://goccf.com/t/350199&whichpage=1
ANA id: 3194067
My Type Set: https://www.NGCcoin.com/registry/co...sets/236574/
If you want to buy something or sell something or just talk, shoot me a PM!
Pillar of the Community
United States
974 Posts
 Posted 05/14/2019  6:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add machine20 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
flick it and see if it has that nice copper ring
Pillar of the Community
United States
2383 Posts
 Posted 05/14/2019  7:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kopper Ken to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Is that zinc rot or just dirt?...send it in...but re-weigh again...it's a big difference between a zincoln and a copper. Good luck.

KK
Bedrock of the Community
Learn More...
United States
11244 Posts
 Posted 05/14/2019  11:10 pm  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I didn't say it before, but to me, it does have more the appearance of a copper-plated zinc cent than a 95% copper cent.

In Memory of Crazyb0
12-26-1951 to 7-27-2020
In Memory of Tootallious
3-31-1964 to 4-15-2020

"If we continue to accumulate only power and not wisdom, we will surely destroy ourselves."
-Carl Sagan
Bedrock of the Community
Learn More...
United States
10765 Posts
 Posted 05/15/2019  12:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree on the simple ring test. If it rings like copper then you can work through the counterfeit possibilities.
New Member
United States
10 Posts
 Posted 05/15/2019  11:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hunter2618 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Its counterfeit...wish I could of been a lucky one.
Valued Member
United States
123 Posts
 Posted 05/15/2019  12:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TheJman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
looks like it also has an obverse rim cud?


Edited by TheJman
05/15/2019 12:29 pm
Bedrock of the Community
United States
37071 Posts
 Posted 05/15/2019  12:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
hunter2618,
What do you mean by counterfeit?
John1
( I'm no pro, it's just my humble opinion )
Searched 5+ Million Cents Since 1971
New Member
United States
10 Posts
 Posted 05/15/2019  2:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hunter2618 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just my way of saying something isn't real...sorry should of worded it differently...I'm recently new at all of this.
Bedrock of the Community
United States
17153 Posts
 Posted 05/15/2019  5:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Why do you say it's counterfeit? What convinced you that it is?
Gary Schmidt
Edited by Conder101
05/15/2019 5:05 pm
Page: of 3 Previous TopicReplies: 44 / Views: 4,391Next Topic  
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.





Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Coin Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2021 Coin Community Family- all rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Coin Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Contact Us  |  Advertise Here  |  Privacy Policy / Terms of Use

Coin Community Forum © 2005 - 2021 Coin Community Forums
It took 0.64 seconds to rattle this change. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05