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Can't see how it could be valuable, there were over 10.7 Billion 1982 no mm struck. I believe this is the most struck by a mint in any one year.

The valuable 1982 is the 1982D Small Date  copper cent of which there are very few known to exist

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Hard to distinguish between large and small.

This is probably one of the most asked questions on here. It is easy to tell the difference by looking at the 8 and the 2.

Small Date- Top of 8 smaller than base, 2 has curve in downstroke, 2 sits further from rim.

Large Date- Top of 8 almost same size as base, 2 has straight downstroke, 2 sits closer to rim.

Also if you are going to weigh coins, you will need a scale that goes to at least 2 decimal points. This is essential in distinguishing different metals in coins.

In your case, the coins reading 2 would be zinc plated and the ones reading 3 would be copper.

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