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Whats Up With This 1916 S Weight Of 2.83 Grams?

 
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 Posted 05/13/2022  02:26 am  Show Profile   Check jacrispies's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is a normal Wheat cent. Weight is good, given it is worn and corroded.
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No sir, that ain't the case. The very lightest this coin could possibly be? Is 2.98 grams. -or+ .12 either direction. And it's not much corroded so what's up with it?
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 Posted 05/13/2022  06:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mrhakfbacon to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's a normal Wheat cent, the lower weight is from circulation wear.
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However it is a slightly lower montages date
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Given the photos posted, I'm seeing a well worn '16 S Wheat cent. I've come across a few thousand of these early cents (worn and 'light') over several decades of collecting/searching. Highly likely this coin began life at the lower end of the weight tolerance limit, and circulation wear has reduced it further. Just my opinion.
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2.98 grams would be the minimum allowable weight as struck at the mint in 1916. 3.11 grams +/- 0.13 grams. Weighing 2.83 grams with that level of wear is completely normal. About a 5% loss from the mint's minimum tolerance. 9% below nominal.
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2.98 grams would be the minimum allowable weight as struck at the mint in 1916. 3.11 grams +/- 0.13 grams. Weighing 2.83 grams with that level of wear is completely normal. About a 5% loss from the mint's minimum tolerance. 9% below nominal.

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A details coin in any event due to cuts and ED. Little premium here.
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 Posted 05/13/2022  3:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Circulation wear is probably the cause of most of the issue. The 1916 Cents, Dimes had a stronger design on them:







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