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1982 copper penny 3.1g possible DDO and DDR?

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:14 pm
by minimeg
Hi everyone! I'm new here. I just registered for help on coins I have. My mom was the one to open my eyes to the coin world when I was about 13 y/o. I'm 21 now and said hey, why not?

I have a 1982 penny. No mint mark which I'm assuming means that it's an unmarked philly. I believe that it is copper because it weighs 3.1g right? I also believe mine is a large date even though I saw someone who listed their large date as a small date for 25,000? Exact positioning of the numbers.

The obverse seems to have thickness in all letters as for the reverse I saw it only in America? I'm so new to this theres so much to learn so excuse me if im wrong it's been quite confusing remembering it all.

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Re: 1982 copper penny 3.1g possible DDO and DDR?

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:28 pm
by Daniel
Welcome to the community and thanks for posting.

Your 1982 is a large date and they were issued as copper 3.1 grams and copper plated zinc 2.5 grams so your coin is normal.

Here's a video I put together to help explain the Lincoln Cents from 1982.

https://youtu.be/UQYBneBV2ME

Re: 1982 copper penny 3.1g possible DDO and DDR?

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:04 pm
by Paul
:welcome:

Re: 1982 copper penny 3.1g possible DDO and DDR?

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:43 pm
by minimeg
Ok thank you so much! Your help is appreciated. :)

Re: 1982 copper penny 3.1g possible DDO and DDR?

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:22 pm
by PetesPockets55
Welcome to the forum.
Very well done understanding a lot of information relevant to 1982 Lincoln's. Those large dates can be real deceiving with the extra thickness looking like real doubling.
I think you will do very well for your self in the hobby. I look forward to some of your other finds.