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1978 Lincoln Cent Error Weighs 2.8 Grams

 
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 Posted 01/27/2020  02:50 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Hurd to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi guys new to The forum here. I recently came across this 1978 Lincoln cent it only weighs 2.8 grams. It is smaller in circumference the regular cent and also is thicker then the other cents. Just wondering if anyone could tell me what I have here or what it may be worth if anything thanks



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 Posted 01/27/2020  05:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverCents to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's normal, seems to have been cleaned harshly though, to a point where it has lost a lot of its weight.

The average weight for 1982 cents and below is 3.1 grams. So the coin has just been so cleaned that its taken off some of the metal and plating.

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That rim makes me think that it was a dryer coin for a while.
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 Posted 01/27/2020  06:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. It does look like a dryer coin or an early stage spooned coin,either way PMD. A copper cent weighs 3.1 grams +/- .13 grams mint tolerance and a copper plated cent weighs 2.5 grams +/- .10 grams mint tolerance.
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 Posted 01/27/2020  06:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Hurd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What about it being thicker than the other cents. It also appears to not be as big in circumference
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 Posted 01/27/2020  07:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverCents to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
dryer coin, that's why.
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Good question!



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 Posted 01/27/2020  12:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oldmike to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
looks more like someone starting to make a ring to me either way PMD
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Looks like someone removed part of the thickness polishing the devices off the coin, and then put it in a commercial dryer to make it look like an error coin. Just PSD. The thickness of the planchet metal was reduced and then dryer reduced the outside border, making the rim area thicker.
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