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1982 small date

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It looks bubbly and suspiciously zinc like. You have to find the scale. I’ve also seen people make a crude balancing scale with an ice cream stick or the like. Balance it on center and put either a known copper cent on one side and the suspect on the other and see if they balance, or a zinc cent and the same. Not exactly foolproof but in the absence of a scale might give you an early read. 

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Hello and Welcome Justin!!!

In looking at your cent, it's definitely a 1982-D Small Date and it looks very zinc-y to me as well.  


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