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I came across a 1971 S Lincoln Cent, and I'm questioning it's weight being 2.7

emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 4,028 ✭✭✭✭✭

I know it's weight should be 3.1. look at the strike on this coin (below). There's no rub damage.
What is the tolerance weight of this date ? I looked briefly, but it's a no show.
This coin weigh's 2.7.
Also, you know me, all hands on deck, (lol) out come the filters for more questions, If I may ?
This coin was not created on my end. Only filters were used to create a better view. (and more questions)


  • tincuptincup Posts: 4,758 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like some corrosion damage to me, which would likely account for the loss of some weight, along with the normal tolerances for the cent?

    ----- kj
  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,717 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Or maybe acid.

  • emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 4,028 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Also on the reverse, FG seems, could be, and just might be...a no show also. I'm working on this myth presently.
    I'm aware that......even if there's a hint of something embossed in the area, move on.
    Need to know the tolerance level if possible. and will my bubble gum machine take it.
    What ?

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,930 ✭✭✭✭✭


    All glory is fleeting.
  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,659 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm thinkin it's been swimming in coca cola. IMO.

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  • emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 4,028 ✭✭✭✭✭

    She does have a brassy look to her ?
    Patina looks over done ?

  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,573 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Acid, the coin too.

  • GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 786 ✭✭✭✭

    You really need a scale to two decimal points, one is not accurate enough.
    The tolerance on a 1972 cent is +-12 g

  • emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 4,028 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I was asleep in hazemate class.
    I'm going to the cantina before this gets out of hand. "Harvey" ? Play time is over, my boy.
    ............What ? (Old yolk)

  • emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 4,028 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You really need a scale to two decimal points, one is not accurate enough.
    3.1 works ?
    Now 4.0 .....well that's another subject for another day.

  • emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 4,028 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Re-calibrating in progress.

    See ?
    3.1 works.

  • emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 4,028 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I do have a very nice 1971 S, but this will do for my comfort factor. It's either play poker or this.
    Also It's feels good to be back again in the graphic arts mode, even if it's totally the opposite of creating,
    So....3.1 vs 2.7. This one is 3.1 and just comparing the two. Why ? I'm bored.

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