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By: mike
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Modern Coins
Metallic gray

23 days ago
Post: 1112
US
Modern
Date: 2002 - Questions: Identification? Value? Genuine? Condition? Problems? Error? Variety?

Hello and seasons greetings from Quebec,Canada.
I am wondering about a 2002 Lincoln cent that I am not sure how to describe. The coin appears to be made of the same metal as a dime..quite a shine. It is the exact dimensions of a regular 2002 cent, not the 2002 dime. I have included some pics of said coin with a regular 2002 cent and a 2002 dime.The ears and bow tie of Lincoln also look different to me. I have researched online but found nothing.I don't know much about american coins.Any info on this would be much appreciated. Happy coin hunting in 2018 everyone!

 
By: Joshua
Web reference:
1. [coinquest.com]
22 days ago
Post: 1118
Hi there,

The closest I could find out about your odd Lincoln coin is on the first link to the left. It is possible that it did not get copper plated like the typical ones seen, or that the copper plating was removed.

 
By: mike
22 days ago
Post: 1121
Thank you for your help however I don't believe it is what is described in the link you posted.
The coin looks like a brand new dime with a brilliant like finish. It does not look like an unfinished or uncoated cent. Again, I am no expert. Do uncoated Lincoln cents have a shine? And that doesn't explain the ear difference? I also notice differences on the memorial side.
 
By: Paul
22 days ago
Post: 1124
The weight is the key. Does the silver coin weigh exactly the same as the normal coin? If so, the silver coin is plated. It usually takes an accurate jeweler’s scale to measure the weight. If they are different weights, the silver coin is a valuable minting error. Kids with chemistry sets like to plate coins. When you do the weight comparison, be sure the normal coin has the same date as the silver coin. The composition of US cents changed in 1982.
 
By: mike
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11 days ago
Post: 1592

Hello. Here are the weights of the cents.. Or pennies. Searching for 2002 silver penny on Google yielded some results... I'm still not sure about the coin. I plan on submitting it to i.c.c.s here in Canada.
Explain please how much this coin should weigh? Pictures of regular 2002 and 'silver' cents on scale. The coin is also non magnetic if that helps any. Thanks again for any info and guidance.

 
By: mike
11 days ago
Post: 1593
Also...the regular 2002 penny in the pics..is it a doubled die??
 
By: Paul
10 days ago
Post: 1600
No doubled dies that I see. The silver coin in plated. 0.03 grams is not enough to claim a penny of different composition. Proper weight of a 2002 penny is 2.50 grams

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