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    1976 Lincoln Penny - 2.4 grams

    When I was searching a box of pennies I came across one that sounded like a Canadian penny. When I searched for it I came across a 1976 Lincoln Penny that only weighed 2.4 grams. It is slightly thinner than a normal Lincoln. Does anyone have an idea of what might have happened to this coin or what it might be worth? It's the coin in the middle in the picture below.

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    a copper penny is 3.1, I beleive.

    what does a clad dime weigh?

    near error!

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    i have two or three of those, i don't know the value or reason either, thanks for making a post, looking forward to some *hopefully* helpful answers.
    HH
    Buff

    p.s. i have that same scale in the picture, had it for a year and it works great!
    HH
    BuffaloBoy

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    There was an experimental penny struck in bronze-clad steel in '74. See if it sticks to a magnet.
    The Zinc cents weigh 2.5 grams, perhaps they were experimenting with zinc in '76.......interesting.
    Two rules in life: Don't sweat the small stuff.

    It's all small stuff.

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    It could be a foreign planchet. The mint sometimes produces coins for other countries. Might be one for Peru, Haiti or Dominican Republic. See this great article.

    http://www.pdxcoinclub.org/articles/...th%20table.pdf
    Last edited by JimDon; Dec 08, 2012 at 10:30 PM.
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    Nice link Jim don, I learned me sum thing.

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    Near the turn of the twentieth century, there was a study done when a person died, about a gram of weight went away the very second that person died and they thought it was the soul. It has been proven wrong since though. But, I think it still applies to cent's I think it's soul died, and lost some weight as a result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50cent
    Near the turn of the twentieth century, there was a study done when a person died, about a gram of weight went away the very second that person died and they thought it was the soul. It has been proven wrong since though. But, I think it still applies to cent's I think it's soul died, and lost some weight as a result.
    It's actually 7 pounds...according to Will Smith...

 

 

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