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  1. Someone needs to respond to this, so here goes: #1 Restrike? I doubt it. Maybe a Chinese counterfeit. #2 Where can you weigh it? Use a scale that weighs in grams. #3 2.7 grams? That's what a U.S., Mint produced zinc plated steel cent is said to weigh. #4 "imrtl"?...……….I have no clue what this means. #5 I'm assuming here, but Michael Decker is your name. I hope I covered everything. 1944 steel cents are known to exist, so GOOD LUCK to you. :-)
  2. That is a nice looking 1957, but the reverse has all that black spotting on it. Was that stored on a bathroom shelf since 1957? You know, daily showers with humidity & mildew?
  3. I've had several "rotated reverse" half cents, and they didn't get any more value. Except when I showed someone I would say "and look, it has a rotated reverse"...………:-)
  4. The beginnings of a "love token" perhaps?
  5. I call those "road pennies". I once tried to use the analogy that "even a road penny has some value to someone", to try uplifting someone who has been through too much and considered themselves damaged goods...…..one man's trash is another man's treasure. Your little one has been through too much, but is a treasure. Good luck, and God bless.
  6. Nope, I bought the folder with my allowance money. It was .99c, which left me with enough to buy 4 pennies too. The next week, I took my $1.50 allowance and got 3 rolls of pennies at the bank and started searching.
  7. I remember my first coin purchase about 45 years ago. My mom was shopping in a book store, and I noticed a little display cabinet with coins in it. It had all kinds of u.s. coins that I had never laid eyes on before. I noticed some of the prices on the 2x2's were .10c & .15c for old wheatback pennies. I had $1.50 (allowance) to spend, so when I asked my mom if I could buy some pennies, she said "why don't you buy one of these penny folders, and try to fill it up with pocket change. I still bought a few pennies that day to start my collection, and I've been going at it ever since.
  8. Check the "population" report on each date and mint to see how many are out there (available). Some, if not all of these have had some major population bumps as submitters have sent new found gems in for grading. You're doing it right. Buy low, sell high.
  9. If you give them to a new collector (kid), they will fix that artificial toning in a few seconds. ;-)
  10. I would like to see a registry set for U.S. 2009 "Life of Lincoln" cents - COMPLETE. This set would include ALL Lincoln cents dated 2009 (P, D, & S), business strike, proof, and Special Mint Set.
  11. It's tough to keep new collectors interested in this hobby without burning out the old and experienced collectors that have literally seen it all multiple times and are tired of wasting what little time they have left trying to explain stupid meaningless stuff to newbies that think they have discovered something worth millions. I really wish there were more people out there willing to google stuff, and maybe do some searching on their own before posting questions. Personally, I usually ignore these questions and move along. But that doesn't serve anyone.
  12. Your image is sideways, and the coin looks corroded to me with a scratch across Washington's head. Maybe a detector find from the ground. This is a copper/nickel quarter, so the metal is much more reactive to contaminants. If you are seeing some other image, maybe you could give us a hint of what you are seeing.
  13. I have purchased quite a few PF70 coins for addition to my registry sets, and I can tell you this much: If all of my "perfect" 70 coins were carefully cracked out (undamaged) and resubmitted, they would almost all come back as 69's (and maybe a few 68's). I have not seen a perfect, flawless 70 coin yet. So, if a few microscopic hidden flaws are o.k. on 70's, than grading really does become subjective and variable. And a bulk submission of raw coins, with a "only grade the 70's" designation will yield a higher average number of 70's than a single coin submission. It's basic economics, and the third party graders only make money on coins that are graded. They want to make money too.
  14. My opinion, selling to a dealer is going to cost you a lot of money. I would consign high grade (slabbed) large cents to a reputable auction house.