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    Posted 2 months ago

    LilGun65
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    I have been collecting coins for about 5 years. I have much to learn yet. I enjoy searching for error coins. I recently came across this 1974 D penny,
    it weighs 3.31 grams. I made sure my scale is working correctly. I can't seem to find another like it online.
    I'm new at this...can anyone tell me why it's so heavy?

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    1. dav2no1 dav2no1, 2 months ago
      That is odd..a copper penny should weigh 3.11 +/- .13.

      The picture looks like you have 2 penny stuck together? I was trying to figure out if you had a copper and an aluminum penny stuuck together. But that would be way heavier.

      By the way, it's illegal to own a 1974 aluminum penny.
    2. LilGun65, 2 months ago
      There are not two coins stuck together...
      I put another 1974 penny beside it to see the one is much thicker. Sorry..I should have said that
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    3. LilGun65, 2 months ago
      I don't believe this to be an aluminum penny.
      I can post more pics if needed...
      I appreciate your thoughts on this coin. Thank you.
    4. dav2no1 dav2no1, 2 months ago
      I was just pointing out that fact..an aluminum penny would weigh .94 gram.
    5. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 months ago
      An *aluminum*penny?? Never heard of that one, though my Mom used to have a little can full of WWII era steel (or lead?) pennies, when presumably copper was a resource deemed best used elsewhere...?
    6. dav2no1 dav2no1, 2 months ago
      AO - Was supposed to replace copper, but never happened. A few snuck out, but were never released so still belong to the government.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1974_aluminum_cent
    7. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 2 months ago
      There's a guy on you tube, couch collectibles, he gives a lot of info on all coins! Plz share what you find out!

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