What kind of copper is a 1982 Penny made of?
Remember, all cents before 1982 are solid copper and cents after 1982 are copper-coated zinc. Cents of 1982 are the only ones in question. First of all, 1982 cents can be Philadelphia mint (no mintmark) or Denver mint (D mintmark). Secondly, 1982 cents can be a large date or a small date. One of the best ways to distinguish is to look at…
How are the numbers on a 1982 Lincoln Memorial Penny different?
There is a difference in how the numbers appear on a 1982 cent: The tops of the numbers all align on a “small date” 1982 penny, The large date variety shows the “2” and “8” looking both particularly fuller and also rising a little higher than the “1” and the “2.” Copper vs. Zinc 1982 Lincoln Memorial Cents
Is the 1982 cent a large or small date?
First of all, 1982 cents can be Philadelphia mint (no mintmark) or Denver mint (D mintmark). Secondly, 1982 cents can be a large date or a small date. One of the best ways to distinguish is to look at the number “2” in the date.
How many grams does a 1983 Penny weigh?
I’ve been told that these pennies should weigh about 2.5 grams but I weighed them and they all weighed 3.1. What does that mean? capthank likes this.
What kind of planchet does a 1982 Lincoln cent have?
The common 1982 cent is one of those many challenges that seems to trouble collectors both new and old. So, I thought I would put together a simple guide to help identify the 1982 Lincoln cent. Before 1982, the Lincoln Cent was made on a 95% copper planchet. Due to the cost of materials, a planchet change was needed in the 1980s.
Are there any coins like the 1983 Penny?
It’s a coin that many numismatic experts (those who study coins) still don’t fully understand — because it’s unlike any other copper penny the United States Mint has ever made. And there may be more out there just like it!
Is there a way to watch 1982 Penny?
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