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    hey there, peekaboo i see you

    yay everyone. I found a 1982 penny in my roll today, this is only my 4th roll of pennies, but I'm not sure if it's copper or not. how do i know if the penny i got aint copper or is copper. thanks to all you krazy kopper kids in advance, auto parts.

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    Apr 2010
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    Weigh it is the best option. 3.1 Grams or so is copper. 2.7 or so is zinc. Of course you have to use a scale accurate to a tenth of a gram.

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    Bounce it off of a hard surface and listen. If it rings it's copper. If it clunks it's a zincoln.

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    R.I.P. Rich Hartford, You'll be missed.

    Feb 2011
    in front of you in the bank
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    just save all cents 1981 and older so you know they are copper 100% of the time.
    HH
    BuffaloBoy

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    Aug 2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by Numismaniac View Post
    Weigh it is the best option. 3.1 Grams or so is copper. 2.7 or so is zinc. Of course you have to use a scale accurate to a tenth of a gram.
    Actually its usually 3.11g for copper, 2.50g on zinc. I find about 75% of 1982s are copper. A $10 gram/grains scale at Harbor Freight can easily tell the difference.

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    Apr 2011
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    I have an old balance scale... Put a new penny on one side & see which is heavier. Piece of cake!

 

 

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