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restrike 1944 P steel cent US 2.7 G where do i wiegh it at?

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restrike 1944 P steel cent US 2.7 G where do I weigh it at?

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Well, you really upped your game on the photos this time, but the comments / responses are largely going to be the same that they were when you posted this last month:

Looking at the new picture, what you have might be a normal 1944 penny that has been electroplated. Failing that, I still think it's more likely a fake.

A genuine steel cent is 2.72 g.

A genuine post-1982 (mostly zinc) penny is 2.5 g

A genuine pre-1982 cent is 3.1 g.

So if you can weigh it on something that is accurate to 0.1 grams, and it's 3.1 grams or a little over, it's a plated 1944 cent.

If you weight it and it's anything else other than 2.70 grams, it's probably fake.

It's probably worth noting that, in metric, capital letters versus lower case can be important. The abbreviation for grams is "g." "G" is the metric prefix for Giga. lower case "m" is milli. Upper case "M" is Mega.

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Agreed on all points.  Mr. Decker, if you have a coin shop near you, they may have a scale that they can weigh your cent on for you.  Many shops do have such scales.  However, I also think that your coin is either a fake or a plated regular copper alloy 1944 Lincoln Cent. 

I hope that this was of some help.

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If you are trying to determine if the coin is genuine, first use a magnet to see if the magnet will pick it up.  If it will not, then the coin is not a zinc coated steel planchet coin (not genuine) and the need to find a scale is not needed.  If it does pick it up, then it MAY BE GENUINE and getting an accurate weight is the next step.

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Ask a post office clerk to weigh it.   A satisfactory digital scale is about $20 or less on Amazon or Ebay as long as you do not need to weigh anything over a pound.

Sadly when we were kids, my little brother and/or I disappeared a roll of my dad's steel cents

He has not forgotten decades later.

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4 hours ago, deposito said:

Ask a post office clerk to weigh it.   A satisfactory digital scale is about $20 or less on Amazon or Ebay as long as you do not need to weigh anything over a pound.

Sadly when we were kids, my little brother and/or I disappeared a roll of my dad's steel cents

He has not forgotten decades later.

I'll bet he hasn't Deposito......I love the mental picture of a couple of mischievous kiddos running off with dad's Steelie roll.  Thanks for the laugh!

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All you have to do is buy a pocket scale you can take it anywhere a good one is 20.00. And get a copy of Red book it will tell you the different weights. There easy to use and will help you allot Mike

On 6/14/2019 at 2:53 PM, Mohawk said:

I'll bet he hasn't Deposito......I love the mental picture of a couple of mischievous kiddos running off with dad's Steelie roll.  Thanks for the laugh!

 

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