Hey Guys and Gals,
I need your help trying to come up with a reason why this 1983 Lincoln penny is so odd. My friend found this penny in Trenton NJ. I looked it over and I am trying to find out, if this is an an error coin, or was it struck on a larger press on purpose? From the pictures below, it is most noticeably bigger than a regular Lincoln cent. It is not made out of steel, we took a magnet, it did not stick. How ever it looks like it is made out of something other than copper zinc? The picture states it weighs 2.5 grams... But considerably a larger coin. Is this made out a different type of metal? What really strikes me odd about this coin is that the size of Lincoln on the front and the obverse are both pressed with a larger design. This is what leads me to believe it was purposely pressed for a larger size coin?
Or is this some type of bootleg mule coin?