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Re: Unusual pennies

September 19, 2017 11:54PM
Roger------I don't have a coin collection now but I (was) a coin collector from the old days.----I'm 78 now, so that's pretty old!grinning smiley-------Anyway, you got me into a renewed curiosity about these large pennies (of which I have always been curious about to start with).----I pulled out my old Yeomans Redbook on U.S. coins, my accurate coins scales & my coin magnifying glass, the four pennies & did some further "checking".-----Of the four large pennies we have---the '92D, '94D, & '82P (Philadelphia mint-no mint mark)---they each weigh 2.5 grams which is the same as the Zinc penny in weight.----The fourth one (the'89P) bounces between 2.4 & 2.5 grams in weight.-------They all four have normal appearing rims looking at them from both the obverse & reverse.-----but----besides being larger than regular pennies--here's the "kicker" though----they all four have a "indented/slotted groove around the whole circumference of the outside rim---while "normal" pennies have a solid (not slotted) outside rim.------My question to you---does yours have this slotted rim (on the outside of the coin)?--------I can't recall ever seeing this in the thousands of coins I have handled in my lifetime (including thousands & thousands of them we have recovered with metal detectors over the years (except these).---------Del
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Remfire
I've found a couple of pennies lately that have me curious. Both have good detail but have plenty of patina. One is a 1918S that is obviously thinner than other pennies. The other is a 1982 no mint mark, that is larger than a regular penny. It is large enough I didn't think it was a penny until the dirt was cleaned off. According to the Internet it is zinc by weight, but it measures .790" instead of .748 like the average of several others I measured. You wouldn't think that difference would be so noticeable.

So my question, what is my next step with these two weird pennies?
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