To CCF , You need enlarged photos of obverse and reverse . Does the coin stick to a magnet ? Could be a normal zinc plated steel cent and the copper tone that your seeing could be rust showing through .
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A steel cent should weigh 2.72 grams. This one seems to be within mint tolerances or just over weight. A more accurate 0.01 or 0.001 scale might put it at a slightly different weight than this 0.1 range range scale. I really don't think it's a copper strike.
The first US coin motto was found on a 1792 half disme and read: "LIB (erty) PAR (ent) OF SCIENCE & INDUSTRY"