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1982 Lincoln Penny , Is This A Small Date?

 
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 Posted 03/28/2023  5:14 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add curiousone1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello Pros,
I was told that this is not a small date, But it looks just like one.
The only difference is that mine is 3.1g.
Tell me what do you think?
thank you for your help


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 Posted 03/28/2023  5:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Small date indeed.



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 Posted 03/28/2023  5:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Chase007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well... you are right ,it is a small date but not the one worth a nice premium. The one you should be looking for would be the 1982-D but your chances of finding one is close to Neil....
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 Posted 03/28/2023  5:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add halfamind to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep, small date copper.
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 Posted 03/28/2023  5:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Aye, a small date she is.
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 Posted 03/28/2023  11:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add datadragon to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree. There are actually 7 varieties for 1982 Lincoln cents plus the single proof (1982 S) is a Large Date Copper Proof only 3.11g. You will notice that its only the 1982-D small date that is only in zinc, and so if found on copper its a rare error with only two examples found. The others all can be found on BOTH zinc and copper planchets normally and only valuable in certain cases like a very high grade such as if you look at PCGS or NGC website price guide or has some other reason like its another variety or error. Copper weight around 3.11g while Zinc weight around 2.5g.

It's theorized that the 1982-D Small Date copper penny was created when a brass planchet, or prepared coin blank, was left in the Mint's coin hopper by accident and was inadvertently fed into the coining presses. At least two (and perhaps many more) were unknown until the first one was discovered by Paul Malone on November 23, 2016. He found it while sorting his 1982 pennies. It was the first-ever reported discovery of a 1982-D Small Date penny.
What's amazing about this coin is that it took nearly 35 years for it to be found. And what's even more incredible still is that there are likely more out there just like it waiting to be discovered.

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 Posted 03/31/2023  8:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add glim to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've been looking into all the postings and trying to learn as much as I can until I saw this and it made me excited cause I may have finally found my first collectible coin!
It looks like a 1982D small date but I'd appreciate it if you pros can validate what I see. Also what's with all those little dots? Die chips? Has it been glued at some point in time?




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 Posted 03/31/2023  9:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add datadragon to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


its only the 1982-D small date that weighs around 3.11g and copper that is the rare one. The 1982-D is normally only found in zinc while all the others are found in both zinc or copper. More info above in my other post. But a great job learning right away and already searching....sounds like a future coin error/variety hunter in the making.

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 Posted 03/31/2023  9:12 pm  Show Profile   Check Dearborn's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

As datadragon states, yes your coin was minted in Denver, and yes it is a small date cent, but no it is not the highly sought after copper cent we all want. that coin will weigh in at 3.11 grams. Zinc cent coins weigh 2.5 g.
Oh, forgot to mention, the little dots on your coin are little zinc bubbles.
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