Saturday, January 12, 2013

Collector finds $15,000 Copper 1983-D Lincoln Cent



The switch to copper-coated zinc Lincoln Cents was supposed to be complete in 1982. The 1983 cents were to weigh 2.5 grams instead of 3.1 grams. However, Numismatic News reports:


Jeff Young of Ohio appears to be the latest collector to find a heretofore unknown Transitional Error on a Lincoln cent worth $15,000. After years of searching, he is the first to report to Numismatic News an example of a 1983-D cent struck on a pre-1982 (or early 1982) homogeneous 95-percent copper alloy planchet, or what most folks just call a “copper planchet.”


The key here might be “after years of searching.” Ironically there are tons of pre-1982 copper cents being hoarded while 1983 cents are being tossed aside. Nobody knows how many are out there so if you’ve got the time, 1983 cents, and a coin scale accurate to 0.1 grams, start searching.

90 comments:

  1. I think I have a 1983 copper planchet

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  2. I also have a 1983 d cent.how do you tell if it has value.

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  3. I have a 1983d penny..there are small bubbles or circles all over the front and even a few on the back..the lettering, date, and mintage looks double as well..any thoughts?

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  4. rosarioram13@yahoo.com

    .I I have a centavode 1983

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  5. i do have a 1983 D&a tint of red &a wide am coukld you email the price of my coin terrysongwriter@gmail.com) thanks TERRY BALL

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  6. I believe I have the error coin! The obverse has so many errors! I will send a picture. Email me at dereckremedies@yahoo.com.

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  7. iv got a iv got a 1983 Dpenny with a allmost touchin but its not a little space whats the worth of my coin thanks TERRY.

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  8. If I understand you correctly, if the 1983D penny is .01 grams would be the rare one and its worth a lot of money?

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    1. Weigh it...if it weighs 2.5 grams...it's no good. Because of the copper being heavier... The copper 1983d pennies weigh 3.1 grams..good luck hunting!

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    2. You have a 99.99% chance of having a valuable penny

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  9. I have a 1983 penny i thought it was a d, but the more i look it looks like a P. or maybe part of the "D" didnt print.
    It's an real reddish/ orange copper color. Can u tell me what to look for please? I also have a 1987D lincoln penny that is silver in color. Not sure if its steel, silver or what!
    I would appreciate any help you can offer.
    Thanks, Misti Cheeks

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  10. Perez Briseño I have 1983 D and 1982 D south sioux city Ne.

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  11. I think I found the rare 1983 d cent and its .01 on the scale and its shape like a nickel

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    1. Huh?? It's not .01....that's the scale you need. The junk pennies weigh 2.5 grams...the error pennies will weigh 3.1 grams..there's less than 100 or so known, so the chances that every person that has commented does not have the error..but worth a check. The writer of this page should have explained himself better...he's got alot of people very confused.

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    3. I have 1934 still bronze penny that sticks to a magnet weigh 3.1 grams..there's is no record of this weighs 3.1 grams.1934 still bronze that sticks to a magnet error coin pcgs told me its a copper 1943 mistake .

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  12. I found ten 1983 in my change jar and they all weight 2.5

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  13. I have quite the collection I've been saving a long time. How do I find a buyer for the 1983 Lincoln

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  14. I have quite the collection I've been saving a long time. How do I find a buyer for the 1983 Lincoln

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  15. sir am a Ugandan I have the 1983 1c and it weigh 3.1 gm I need to more about to do i collect coins also in Uganda Email:obwuguartist@gmail.com

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    1. 1 cent if it weighs 2.5 grams...8-15k....if it weighs 3.1 grams

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  17. I have 2 1983 d penny weight 3.1 gm how do I sell them

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  18. What does the vod at the bottom of Lincolns neck on a silver 1983 d penny

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  19. I have to 1983 copper pennies that weight 3.1 Grand how do I tell them

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  20. I have 2 1983 D copper pennies how do I sell them

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  21. I have 2 1983 D copper pennies how do I sell them

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  22. I have a 1988 copper penny with the appearance of a steel penny the weight 2.5 could someone point me in the right direction but it could be valued at does not stick to a magnet

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    1. The silver layer has either worn off..or was never added by accident. If it's the latter...it may be worth 10 bucks if mint.

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  23. U have an1983 penny with no mint mark

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  24. I have a 1983 penny with no mint mark is it worth anything?

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    1. Nope...all Pennsylvania pennies have no mint mark...worth a penny!

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  25. I have 3 1983 d copper pennies how do I sell them

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  26. I have 3 1983 d copper pennies how do I sell them

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  27. I have a 1983 D penny wondering how much its worth along with an 1960 D penny my email is melanyhillhouse21@gmail.com would love to here something soon thanks

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  28. I have a 1983 D penny wondering how much its worth along with an 1960 D penny my email is melanyhillhouse21@gmail.com would love to here something soon thanks

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  29. I have a 1983 no mint mark and it was 3.1 grams how do I know if it's the real deal

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  30. I also a 1983 d penny with 2 or 3 bubbles on it and also have a 1983 no mint how could I know if there worth anything?

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  31. I also a 1983 d penny with 2 or 3 bubbles on it and also have a 1983 no mint how could I know if there worth anything?

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  32. Tengo penyys del 1983 cara rara no igual a los otros penyys.

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  33. Tengo penyys del 1983 cara rara no igual a los otros penyys.

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  34. Tengo penyys del 1983 cara rara no igual a los otros penyys.

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  35. I have 2, 1983 pennies. What do I do with them?

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  36. I have 1983d pennies
    And 8 1983 no mark pennies how much

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  37. I have 1983d pennies
    And 8 1983 no mark pennies how much

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  38. I have a 1983D penny how can I tell if it's the real thing

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  39. I have a 1983D penny how can I tell if it's the real thing

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  40. Pretty sure it has to be a 1983 D stamp Lincoln penny weighing 3.1 grams to possibly be worth $$$$

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  41. I have 1983 no mint mark. and a 83d with small bubbles all over the front

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  42. I have a 1983 d Lincoln penny and it is weighting at 3.1 grams. I want to get bit sold. Where would I do that?

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    1. I have a coin 1983d penny .what is value ,can i have a answer

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    2. Whoever interset please contact my number 573 268 0074

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  43. saya melihat begitu banyak pertanyaan....apakah mereka mendapat jawabannya...?

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  44. I have a 1983 D US Penny. I have to get it weighed yet. If it is 3.1 weight, where could I possibly sell it. I also have a 1983 US Penny without the D.

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  45. I found 1983 D penny. dkmosley12@gmail.com

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    1. I have nine others that I would like to share with you by email.

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  46. I have a 1983 d how do I know how much is worth?

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  47. I have a 1983 d how do I know how much is worth?

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  48. I have a 1983 D penny and it weighs. ONE CENT stamped on back is on the edging. Can I send you pictures of the penny for you to see? dreambaby@outlook.com

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    1. Excuse me, I'm sorry..correct email: dreambaby@rocketmail.com

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  49. I have two 183d and and 183 and three 1982 and one 1982d

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  50. i have 3 1983 coins interested one can contact me now at kancientcoins@gmail.com

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  51. I have serial cents between 1917 and 2014 s and d and am incorrect 3.1 gr all the currencies available 1943 * 1944 * 1955 * 1969 * 1982 * 1983 * 1992 var WhatsApp type +905459488335

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  52. I have serial cents between 1917 and 2014 s and d and am incorrect 3.1 gr all the currencies available 1943 * 1944 * 1955 * 1969 * 1982 * 1983 * 1992 var WhatsApp type +905459488335

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  53. I have a 1982D penny that weighs 2.98-3.0 is this error penny?

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  54. I have a 1983 D penny but have no scale at the moment it ha two small holes, not indentions. No zinc I can tell by the color. Any further advice or info PLEASE HELP... Email me at CoinGuru2016@gmail.com, Thanks in advanced.

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    1. You have a 99.99% chance of having a valuable penny.

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  55. I have a lincoln penny that has a lower case d then it has 983 anyone im new to this its the weirdest thing i have ever seen its like this d983

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  56. You have my penny "Driver"
    I left that 83penny on the radio and went to grab something and you took it later on when it wasnt fresh on my mind. Im gonna find where that penny went so you better cough it up!

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  57. You have my penny "Driver"
    I left that 83penny on the radio and went to grab something and you took it later on when it wasnt fresh on my mind. Im gonna find where that penny went so you better cough it up!

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  58. I have a 1983 weighs 2.5 grams, no mint mark but has a state in upper RH side with mo in the middle. Can anyone explain this one?

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  59. Want to have one cent between 1959 and 2016 whatsApp = +905459488335

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  60. Want to have one cent between 1959 and 2016 whatsApp = +905459488335

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  61. arke olokMarch 11, 2017 at 5:04 PM
    I have serial cents between 1917 and 2014 s and d and am incorrect 3.1 gr all the currencies available 1943 * 1944 * 1955 * 1969 * 1982 * 1983 * 1992 var WhatsApp type +905459488335

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  62. I have it a 1983-D penny it weights 3.0 im taking on monday the 4-24-17 to be graded its in way better shape than the frist two that have been found! After it comes back with grade i will be looking to sell it asap for $20,000! Reply with ur # if interested thanks

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  63. I have 2 1983 pennys and a penny ive never seen before. Ita a 2009 and a backside ive never seen. Make me a solid offer and i will part ways with them sooner than later. I live in west central Wisconsin cash only and you come to me asap.

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    1. My number is 715 226 5425 and my name is Bobby.

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