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Lincoln cent 1982

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Arnaugir
Joined: 12-Oct-2017
Posts: 2
Hello,
I've seen that there is a copper plated zinc Lincoln cent minted only 1982 which appears as km#201a, and I also see that the previous bronze one was also minted until 1982 (km#201)

I have a 1982D penny and I'm unable to tell whether it is a km#201a or it belongs to km#201. Also, what is the difference between the 1982 cent (km#201a) and its successor km#201b, since they are the same material?

Thank you.
ZacUK Numista team, Moderator
Joined: 3-Jan-2011
Posts: 5111
There is this page (and others on there) ...
https://varietes-2.000webhostapp.com/FICHE%20AMERIQUE/USA/USA%201%20Cent%201982%20KM%20201%20-%20KM%20201a.pdf
from the good site of 'cobra' Numista member.
https://varietes-2.000webhostapp.com/AMERIQUE/USA..html
My collections >
http://mycoinssite.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=13560800
also 13750057 also 15924495 also 15995337
http://mycoinssite.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=16060326
Cerulean
Joined: 1-Nov-2010
Posts: 1242
KM201 is 0.6g heavier than KM201a.

KM201a and KM201b differ only by date.
Arnaugir
Joined: 12-Oct-2017
Posts: 2
Quote: "Cerulean"​KM201 is 0.6g heavier than KM201a.

​KM201a and KM201b differ only by date.
​Thanks, so there is no way to tell apart between km201 and km201a other than using a scale??

and why would they separate 201a and 201b if they only differ by date?:.
Essor Prof
Joined: 13-Apr-2015
Posts: 1338
Quote: "Arnaugir"​​and why would they separate 201a and 201b if they only differ by date?

​Maybe a slightly modified bust?

Cerulean
Joined: 1-Nov-2010
Posts: 1242
Quote: "Arnaugir"
Quote: "Cerulean"​KM201 is 0.6g heavier than KM201a.
​​
​​KM201a and KM201b differ only by date.
​​Thanks, so there is no way to tell apart between km201 and km201a other than using a scale??

​and why would they separate 201a and 201b if they only differ by date?:.
​201 and 201A sound different when you drop them.

I would abolish 201B... pointless variety. This is a bad decision by Krause.
Jasanche
Joined: 14-Sep-2016
Posts: 216
Since I regularly go through Lincoln cents, I made a balance like the one in the below post and it has worked great. It makes the task of identifying if the 1982 cent is a copper or zinc cent a breeze:

https://www.cointalk.com/threads/a-guide-to-1982-lincoln-cent-identification.55647/

John

Edit: I used a small wooden dowel (I cut a chopstick :)) instead of a straw because it wasn't long before the straw got oval-shaped.

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