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Is this possibly a 1974 aluminum penny or a fake

I want to post a picture of my penny


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    ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,498 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Welcome to the forum! :)

    New members have to wait to be approved to post photos. (this can take days or weeks)
    Some new members are able to attach a link from a photo hosting site.

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 32,687 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Weigh it. It will weigh 3.1 grams because it is a regular cent that has been plated.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Jasonw131.... Welcome aboard. You can post a link to a picture.. try that. And if you have access to a scale, weigh your cent. We will be able to advise you when we get that information. Cheers, RickO

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    OldhoopsterOldhoopster Posts: 2,930 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 23, 2022 5:08AM

    I believe the aluminum cents weighed less than 1 gram (0.93 gms I think), so weighing it on an accurate scale should give you the answer.

    Many cents were plated after the left the mint. Electroplating cents was also a popular high school chemistry experiment

    Edit to correct typos

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