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  1. #1

    Feb 2007

    1983 copper penny.

    Does anybody else here keep their eyes open for a 1983 copper penny. I heard a rummor that in 1983 they had a few sheets of copper left and used them up with the 1983 cent. Has anybody else heard of this or found one? It sure would be fun to have one of them. The best way to find out if it is copper is to flip it. If it rings it is most likely copper, if it makes a thud it is zinc.

    2007(CRH) totals
    War Nickel.. 3
    (40%) kennedy.. 2
    proof(clad).. 4
    Ikes ..1
    Silver Dime..2

  2. #2

    Jan 2007

    Re: 1983 copper penny.

    Ive heard and most people I know who look for them use an electronic scale.

  3. #3

    Jan 2007
    4 times

    Re: 1983 copper penny.

    The only foolproof way to check for a copper is to check its weight. But it sure is fun to flip 'em. I've found that the metal value of a coin is proportional to how fun it is to flip --- silver just has that sound to it, copper sort of does, zinc doesn't. A Ryedale sorter would work great for quickly checking large quantities of cents. Anyone have one of those? Good luck with the 83's! That's a great coin to search for!

  4. #4
    Jul 2006
    Corpus Christi, Tx.
    Garrett Ace 250
    9 times

    Re: 1983 copper penny.

    Davy: The 1983 Copper/Zinc weighs 2.5g. The 1983 Copper would weigh 3.11g. Hope you find one, or two, or?

    HH Joe
    Corpus Christi, Tx.
                          Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy!

  5. #5
    Jan 2007
    California - Solano County
    Minelab Explorer SE, Sunray X-1 Probe

    Re: 1983 copper penny.

    i read some where upwards of 15,000.00 thats ridiculous - i hear there alof of fakes



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