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Collector finds 1983 copper alloy cent

ANACS has certified its second 1983 Lincoln cent struck in a copper alloy. The coin, which weighs 3.08 grams, is described on the holder as being struck on a bronze blank and struck through grease. The firm graded the coin … Continue reading

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Doubled-die cents found by newcomer

While thousands of dreamers are checking change for a small-date 1982-D copper cent, a new collector in Georgia repeatedly found examples of a 1995-D doubled-die cent and profited accordingly. Dilenia Fiore has reported finding seven examples of the rare 1995-D … Continue reading

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Collectors find the time to spend with coins

When I was a kid, summer vacation was the time of year when I spent enormous amounts of time on coin collecting. This memory inspired me to ask the following question in our Friday e-newsletter: “Do the holidays keep you … Continue reading

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Cents bring $35,624.98 profit to finders

Both the copper 1982-D Small Date cent and the copper 1983-D Lincoln cent sold at Stack’s Bowers Galleries “Rarities Night” auction at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Aug. 3. Neither coin should exist in copper alloy, but … Continue reading

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Added ‘D’ or second ’82-D small date?

Collectors are checking their cents since January when I wrote about the discovery of the first known 1982-D Small Date Lincoln cent minted on homogeneous copper-alloy planchet. Now after several months, a second specimen may have been found – or … Continue reading

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Latest copper 1983-D cent a mystery

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation of Sarasota, Fla., authenticated and graded a 1983-D Lincoln cent as being struck on a brass planchet of a composition of 98 percent copper and 2 percent zinc that weighs 3.0 grams. Regular production 1983-D cents should … Continue reading

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Doubled-die 2015 cent identified

Rodger Ryan is credited with finding what might be the strongest doubled die known so far on the date of a Lincoln cent for the entire 21st century! Only the 2006 Lincoln cent: DDO-001 shows overall stronger doubling of the … Continue reading

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That cent could have been mine

Most every collector has daydreamed about finding something like a bronze 1943, 1943-D or 1943-S cent in their change even though they knew the odds were stacked against them. Cents in 1943 were made of steel. The bronze versions are … Continue reading

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Error coin found in change pays off big

It started with a man, a book and a few rolls of pennies. It ended when William Gaitlan of Yuma, Ariz., sold a 1969-S doubled die cent at a June 5 Heritage auction for $21,500. “I still don’t understand why … Continue reading

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No longer unique: Second Close AM 1992 cent found

A second known specimen of the elusive 1992 Philadelphia minted Lincoln cent struck with a “Close AM” (of AMERICA) design style reverse has been reported. Continue reading

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