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  1. 1942 Wheat penny weighing 3.30 grams???

    Thank you Wooden Jefferson! I do feel strongly about this one. I've also read; "In 1943, the US Mint used zinc-coated steel for Lincoln Cents instead of the usual bronze (or “copper”) composition in an effort to preserve copper for the war effort. A small number of bronze planchet's were nonetheless struck with these 1943-dated dies and escaped the Mint." "Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an extraordinary group of four 1942 and 1943 Lincoln Cents struck on the wrong planchets. Included in this group are two examples of the 1943 bronze (“copper”) cent, one of the most famous US error coins." Just maybe this could be struck on a different planchet? "I know its still speculation until proven worthy." I suspect, we will find out in time as I'm leaning towards submitting it under the error service with a denoted weight. Thanks again!
  2. Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum. I have a 1942 Wheat penny that is circulated and weighs 3.30 grams. The thickness when compared to another 1942 Wheat penny is the same. Although, the other 1942 penny weighs 3.07 grams. I found one example that resembles this coin: "Mint Error 1942 Lincoln Cent Struck on Thick Brass Blank Weight 3.30 Grams ANACS VF-30" This was sold on Dec 20, 2015. Note: The dark spots on the coin isn't dirt, but inside the metal itself. Please let me know what your thoughts are and thank you for your time.