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Do I Really Have A 1983 Copper Lincoln Penny?

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 Posted 05/15/2019  9:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Pauldog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This one seems bogus, because of what shows up on the scale:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/401767367911

There was more than one seller with zero feedback selling these rarities when I looked.



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 Posted 05/15/2019  9:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a scary link, thanks.
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To the Forum.
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 Posted 05/15/2019  11:05 pm  Show Profile   Check BadThad's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What did you find it? Based on the limited pictures and 3.1g - it looks genuine to me. The rim anomaly could just be from the strike, the machines were setup to coin zinc planchets. Other than that, I don't see anything that screams fake.
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 Posted 05/15/2019  11:41 pm  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@hunter2618

I am also wondering why you decided that it is fake. Nothing is definitive to me despite some minor questionable aspects. I do hope you're not passing up a huge score because of a little doubt.
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 Posted 05/16/2019  11:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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This one seems bogus, because of what shows up on the scale:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/401767367911

Yes, says it weighs 3.1 grams then shows a scale with whole gram accuracy that indicates 3 grams. Anything over 2.5 grams would show as 3 grams and since close to half of all zinc cent would be slightly over 2.5 grams they would show 3 grams as well. Fortunately he pulled the listing.
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 Posted 05/16/2019  12:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add machine20 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
didn't pass the ring test, hunter?
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 Posted 05/16/2019  12:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hunter2618 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I had a friend whom I've known for quite some years that's been collecting coins for I'd say 5 or 6 years take a look at it and do all the test with sound and weight according to him it didnt weigh 3.1 and didnt have the ring he said when he weight it it was 2.6 2.7 that's why I said it wasnt real. Thank you all for your insight and advice. Wish it would of been the real thing.
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Thanks for letting us know hunter2618.
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 Posted 05/16/2019  1:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 1962penny to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
what a bummer!
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It's all right. We were pulling for you
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Well, it was a fun ride while it lasted!
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 Posted 05/17/2019  12:56 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Bummer, indeed!

Thanks for the explanation and keep searching!
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