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Lincoln Cent Weight 3.00g

Coin_nut1977Coin_nut1977 Posts: 1,498 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited August 26, 2022 12:11PM in U.S. Coin Forum

Could this be a wrong planchet? The color was so different so I pulled it aside to weigh it. Help on this would be great! Here is a color comparison


  • MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Weight is within tolerances. Coins end up discolored all the time for any number of reasons.

  • OldhoopsterOldhoopster Posts: 2,930 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The spec range for a cent is 3.11 gms +/- 0.13 gms, so your coin is normal weight

    Member of the ANA since 1982
  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    One more for the consensus of 'within range'.... Cheers, RickO

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 30,381 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Grind it down a little further and it'll be 2.5 grams.

    They do get lighter as they wear down

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