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.

I think I have a 1983 copper planchet

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

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

ReplyDeleteiv 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.

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

ReplyDeleteWeigh 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!

DeleteI 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.

ReplyDeleteIt'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.

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

ReplyDeleteHuh?? 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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DeleteI 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 .

DeleteThat's a steel penny

DeleteThat's a steel penny

DeleteI found ten 1983 in my change jar and they all weight 2.5

ReplyDeleteThese are NOT the errors...sorry

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

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

ReplyDeletesir 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

ReplyDeleteI have 1983 d. How much is that

ReplyDelete1 cent if it weighs 2.5 grams...8-15k....if it weighs 3.1 grams

DeleteI have 1983 d. How much is that

ReplyDeleteI have 1983 d. How much is that

ReplyDeleteI have 1983 d. How much is that

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

ReplyDeleteWhat does the vod at the bottom of Lincolns neck on a silver 1983 d penny

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

ReplyDeleteI have 2 1983 D copper pennies how do I sell them

ReplyDeleteI have 2 1983 D copper pennies how do I sell them

ReplyDeleteI 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

ReplyDeleteThe 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.

DeleteU have an1983 penny with no mint mark

ReplyDeleteI have a 1983 penny with no mint mark is it worth anything?

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

DeleteI have 3 1983 d copper pennies how do I sell them

ReplyDeleteI have 3 1983 d copper pennies how do I sell them

ReplyDeleteI 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

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

ReplyDeleteI 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?

ReplyDeleteI 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?

ReplyDeleteTengo penyys del 1983 cara rara no igual a los otros penyys.

ReplyDeleteTengo penyys del 1983 cara rara no igual a los otros penyys.

ReplyDeleteTengo penyys del 1983 cara rara no igual a los otros penyys.

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

ReplyDeleteI have 1983d pennies

ReplyDeleteAnd 8 1983 no mark pennies how much

I have 1983d pennies

ReplyDeleteAnd 8 1983 no mark pennies how much

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

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

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

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

ReplyDeleteI 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?

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

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ReplyDeleteI 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.

ReplyDeleteI found 1983 D penny. dkmosley12@gmail.com

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

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

ReplyDeleteI have 3,1 1983

ReplyDeleteI 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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DeleteI have one cent 1983

ReplyDeleteI have two 183d and and 183 and three 1982 and one 1982d

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