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1982 d small date Lincoln penny.
The coin weighs 3.05g.

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    robecrobec Posts: 6,606 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 3, 2022 12:00AM

    I don’t think there is a copper 1982-D Small date. I see one for the 1982 copper and the 1982-D zinc. Yours is too heavy to be the zinc. Are you sure of the weight? The 1982-D zinc small date weighs 2.5g.

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    I weighed the 1982 d small date coin just a couple of minutes ago. Still 3.05g

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    IkesTIkesT Posts: 2,602 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 3, 2022 3:19AM

    Given your track record, I believe you are in error; however, if you really believe you have a 1982-D small date copper cent, you should pay to have it certified by PCGS.

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    ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,498 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It has a zinc bubble in front of the nose. ;)

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    BamaphilBamaphil Posts: 113 ✭✭

    @IkesT I've been messing with these coins for a little over a year now ever since my dad had passed away and left a few coins. I might not be able to pick out double die etc but there are things I can do. It's pretty easy learning a small date 82. And you don't have to be a rocket scientist to weigh coins. I'm either well mine 3.05. and I'll weighed every 1983 coin I have accumulated in this year trying to find a copper 83. So y'all could give me a little slack on this coin. And thank you.

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    IkesTIkesT Posts: 2,602 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Bamaphil said:
    @IkesT I've been messing with these coins for a little over a year now ever since my dad had passed away and left a few coins. I might not be able to pick out double die etc but there are things I can do. It's pretty easy learning a small date 82. And you don't have to be a rocket scientist to weigh coins. I'm either well mine 3.05. and I'll weighed every 1983 coin I have accumulated in this year trying to find a copper 83. So y'all could give me a little slack on this coin. And thank you.

    To be fair, we get claims like yours all the time that never amount to anything.

    Also, just yesterday, you insisted you had a 1992 close AM cent that is clearly a Wide AM. ;)

    Even so, I mean what I said. If you believe it's copper, pay to have it certified by PCGS. If you're right, you'll have a major windfall on your hands. If you're wrong, you're out the cost of submission.

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    BamaphilBamaphil Posts: 113 ✭✭



    I figured this may happen nothing positive of course, whatever happened to , I like that coin u have. but there's always something negative to say in this little group. I think the best thing is I should just read and learn and not post any more.Well one more post. I have two 1982 no mint mark I would like to know if they are small date or a large date. Look forward to your comments.

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    IkesTIkesT Posts: 2,602 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Bamaphil said:
    It's pretty easy learning a small date 82.

    So, you're just messing with us, now?

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    ElmerFusterpuckElmerFusterpuck Posts: 4,627 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    jonathanbjonathanb Posts: 3,430 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Several questions that I would like to see @Bamaphil answer:

    • Is it possible for a zinc cent to weigh over 3 grams?
    • If that is possible, what is the approximate value of a 1982-D SD cent that weighs over 3 grams?
    • What is the approximate value of a 1982-D SD cent of any type, when unslabbed?
    • How much is the value of a coin affected by the opinions posted in an online discussion group?
    • What are your next steps?
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    OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,522 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @robec said:
    I don’t think there is a copper 1982-D Small date. I see one for the 1982 copper and the 1982-D zinc. Yours is too heavy to be the zinc. Are you sure of the weight? The 1982-D zinc small date weighs 2.5g.

    Drop test? Maybe not if it is authentic.

    Type collector, mainly into Seated. Young Numismatist. Good BST transactions with: mirabela, OKCC, MICHAELDIXON

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    robecrobec Posts: 6,606 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Bamaphil said:


    I figured this may happen nothing positive of course, whatever happened to , I like that coin u have. but there's always something negative to say in this little group. I think the best thing is I should just read and learn and not post any more.Well one more post. I have two 1982 no mint mark I would like to know if they are small date or a large date. Look forward to your comments.

    What is the weight on these two?

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    OldhoopsterOldhoopster Posts: 2,930 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As far as I know, there have only been two 82D copper SD authenticated out of 6 BILLION Denver cents minted. If you have one, that would be a huge discovery and be reported in the numismatic press. You have a much better chance of hitting the lotto than finding one of these. A discovery like this ABSOLUTELY requires TPG authentication.

    I think the D looks a little wonky. An added mm may be an issue. Also Notice the slight discoloration in the mm area (heat stain ?) and unusual roughness under the 8. Check the edges of the mm very closely with a good, high powered scope looking for any solder residue. You should also soak with pure acetone (no nail polish remover). That will dissolve any glue and not affect the surfaces.

    Another easy check would be XRF. Find a BandM with an operator who is experienced. A copper planchet will read 5% +/- a couple depending on the accuracy of the algorithm. The copper plating is only 8 microns thick and The X-Ray beam will penetrate into the zinc core so the zinc levels will read well into double digits.

    Member of the ANA since 1982
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    BamaphilBamaphil Posts: 113 ✭✭

    @robec the 1982 coins you acquired about one weighs2.56 g the other one 3.01 g

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    robecrobec Posts: 6,606 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Bamaphil said:
    @robec the 1982 coins you acquired about one weighs2.56 g the other one 3.01 g

    Thanks. It doesn’t look like it makes much difference in value between small and large date with the Philly MM.

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,318 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Actually a no-brainer. If you feel it is truly a copper 82D, then immediately send it to PCGS or hand carry it to a coin show to turn it in personally to be accredited as such. Your find would be atronomical and I guarantee you all the respect this board could give. Good luck and let us know when it comes back.
    Jim


    When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest....Abraham Lincoln

    Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.....Mark Twain
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    BamaphilBamaphil Posts: 113 ✭✭

    @robec
    How about the small date and weighs 3.01g . It's the one on the right and on the top ❓

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    robecrobec Posts: 6,606 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Bamaphil said:
    @robec
    How about the small date and weighs 3.01g . It's the one on the right and on the top ❓

    I wasn’t asking about that one, but you had a couple of suggestions. Since only 2 out of millions have been discovered I would definitely check out the XRF and have it authenticated.

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