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  1. #1
    Oct 2013
    memphis ,tn
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    1982 P Penny

    I need some help on this 1982 P Penny. I just went through a couple of bank rolls and discovered this one. I weighed it on my scale and it weighed 2.5 grams. I know one sold for quite a bit of money. I'm trying too see if I have one here or not. Hard for me to tell. But I have a lot of 1982's. The other ones weigh 3.1 grams. This is the first one I have that weighs 2.5 grams. Please give me some advice on this. Thanks.
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  2. #2

    Feb 2006
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    1982 was a transition year for the Lincoln. During that year, the cent changed from a solid .950 copper, .050 zinc alloy, weighing 3.11 grams, to a .992 zinc, .008 copper alloy core with a .999 copper plating, weighing 2.5 grams.

    Time for more coffee.
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    Jun 2013
    East Tennessee
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    The 1982-D "Small Date" Copper is the one to look out for as they never intended to Mint/Strike any "Small Date" Copper Cents at Denver that year but accidentally did so.

    By the way, your' 1982-P Lincoln Cent is a "Large Date" Variety.
    Last edited by huntsman53; Apr 23, 2018 at 04:31 PM.
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  4. #4

    Nov 2019
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    1982 3.1g penny

    Is this one if I can get pic up

  5. #5
    Dec 2006
    Tejon, Cibola, T2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Chambers View Post
    Is this one if I can get pic up
    It would need a D mint mark and be a small date as well as the 3.1 weight. Otherwise just a normal cent.
    Last edited by l.cutler; Nov 26, 2019 at 03:39 AM.



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