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Re: 1983 Copper Planchet Lincoln Cent $23,500

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:02 am
by Daniel
No because they were left over planchets and only one D has been found but I am not sure how many Philly's. All were obviously struck from left over planchets so no one knows how many were struck.

Re: 1983 Copper Planchet Lincoln Cent $23,500

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:36 am
by pocketchange
bliss1121 wrote:0.1, sorry :)
If no one has noticed yet, you may have your scale set on ounces (0.1 OZ = 28 grams) and giving a reading in ounces (0.1 OZ) instead of grams (28 x 0.1 = 2.8 grams).

Re: 1983 Copper Planchet Lincoln Cent $23,500

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:40 am
by pocketchange
pocketchange wrote:
bliss1121 wrote:0.1, sorry :)
If no one has noticed yet, you may have your scale set on ounces (0.1 OZ = 28 grams) and giving a reading in ounces (0.1 OZ) instead of grams (28 x 0.1 = 2.8 grams).
Whoops!
0.1 OZ = 2.8 grams.

I have a pile of 1983's that I'm going to have to get to soon!

Re: 1983 Copper Planchet Lincoln Cent $23,500

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:13 pm
by ButteredToast
I believe I have found a 1983 D copper planchet penny. It sounds like a normal copper penny, but has the look of a zinc penny (font) I plan on weighing it soon.

Re: 1983 Copper Planchet Lincoln Cent $23,500

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:10 am
by Daniel
You should weigh the coin before anything else.

Re: 1983 Copper Planchet Lincoln Cent $23,500

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:20 pm
by diegogomez
I do have a penny 1971 D double die and a 1983 double , I did the droop test compare with a 2014 penny and they sound very diferent(heavy),it's that mean something value $? I will appreciate you help or opinion,

Re: 1983 Copper Planchet Lincoln Cent $23,500

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:48 pm
by Daniel
You will have to weigh the 1983 and it must weigh around 3.11 grams.

Re: 1983 Copper Planchet Lincoln Cent $23,500

Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:48 am
by CarlosMartinez
I think mine just might be one I was randomly going though coins and noticed the back on top the memorial was silver looking and just looked up rare coins and I guys popped up but what do u guys think

Re: 1983 Copper Planchet Lincoln Cent $23,500

Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:20 am
by mhonzell
That silver looking streak appears to be a break in the copper plating exposing the zinc underneath. You should weigh the coin. A zinc coin will weigh 2.5 grams. A copper coin will weigh 3.11 grams.

Re: 1983 Copper Planchet Lincoln Cent $23,500

Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:54 am
by PetesPockets55
Like Daniel and Mhonzel have said- Weigh, weigh, weigh the coin.That is the best start to determining which you have. Coin shops, jewelers, pawn shops, jewelry kiosks in malls, etc. will usually have a scale if you don't have one. Once the weight matches the rare one is when things start getting interesting. happydance: We would love for you to have found one but the odds are probably worse than the lottery! Please have it weighed and let us know. And we would love to hear back either way! Thanks.