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1982 Penny Small Date

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 Posted 04/10/2021  1:19 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add LadyArizona to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Can you tell if this 1982 small date is copper or zinc version?

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 Posted 04/10/2021  1:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks copper. What is the weight?
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 Posted 04/10/2021  1:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, weight is critical.
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 Posted 04/10/2021  1:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add silviosi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here you has the link for small and large date
http://lincolncentsonline.com/large...lldates.html

2.50 gr is zinc and 3.11 is copper. The link will make you understand the differences.
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 Posted 04/10/2021  1:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add drdave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
3.11 grams if copper
2.5 grams if copper-plated zinc
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 Posted 04/10/2021  2:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add LadyArizona to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I will definitely get the weight some how
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 Posted 04/10/2021  2:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add halfamind to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Since your 1982-D is pretty beat up, you can drop it on a hard surface, such as a wooden table or a countertop. You'll hear a difference between a coppery ring vs. the dull "thud" of a zinc cent. Test a few "spenders" for which you already know the composition. I don't recommend doing that for a "keeper," though, as you could badly ding up the coin.
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 Posted 04/10/2021  2:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coin rejector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@LadyArizona.... An inexpensive food scale that weighs in grams, can be purchased at most major retailers.
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 Posted 04/10/2021  3:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Try this site to make a home made scale to find out which you have.

http://lincolncentresource.com/smal...es/1982.html

Some of the text in the page is covered, but you can copy it and paste it on notepad to read it to make a tongue depressor scale.
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 Posted 04/10/2021  3:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numisma to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I highly doubt it's copper, but that would be quite a find. Weight will be needed to confirm.
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Looks like the plating is worn off on the left planter, which means its a zinc coin. (See the gray on the center of the planter)
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 Posted 04/10/2021  4:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add LadyArizona to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The results are in
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 Posted 04/10/2021  4:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is a zinc coin
A copper would be 3.11g
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 Posted 04/10/2021  4:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Bingo....zinc.
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Photos By LincolnCentsOnline


I put your coin near the Small Date and Large Date

Hope this help. Look at the upper line of the digits and also to the digit 2


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 Posted 04/10/2021  4:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would save it because it is hard to find a zincoln in that nice of condition.
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