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 Posted 10/14/2019  3:59 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add grins to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
just trying to learn here with a question. I have this rough cent, but what I really want to know is, it weighs 2.8 grams, 1942 date. Was there some 42's that had a short weight? Or is because of this coins condition.

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 Posted 10/14/2019  4:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Loss of metal due to deep corrosion would probably explain the weight loss.



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 Posted 10/14/2019  7:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You need to also figure in mint tolerance of +/- .13 grams.Also circulation wear,a rolled thin planchet etc.
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 Posted 10/14/2019  7:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes this tired coin is not underweight by a surprising amount.
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 Posted 10/15/2019  4:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add grins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
thanks all.
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Coinfrog is right.
Corrosion weight loss most probably due to ground burial.

Ancient bronze coins recovered from ground burial, (after washing the mud off), often look like this.
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