1982 P+D Lincoln Cent Seven Coin Small and Large Date Penny Set - BU

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Reference Item Number: set_1982

1982 was a year that change at the mint caused a healthy amount of confusion among collectors. Rather early in the year the mint changed the design on the Lincoln cent from a mushy, tired design that had been recycled for years to a sharper, more crisp design that pulled elements away from the rim and made them smaller and a bit easier to read. At that same time, the decision was made to break away from the brass composition which was chiefly copper, a now expensive industrial metal in favor of zinc, a much cheaper metal. To keep the coins appearing the same to the general public, the zinc cent blanks were plated in pure copper prior to being struck. This created eight different possibilities between the two mints, two designs, and two compositions. Only one of the eight was never officially minted, leaving seven different officially minted varieties, all of which are represented in this set. The images in this listing are stock images representative of the product and condition of the item being sold.

As a seller I believe in full disclosure by way of a detailed description and large, clear photographs when warranted, but many less expensive and bulk items make more sense to carry with 'sample' photographs rather than photographing each individual lot sold. For that reason, if the description above specifies that a stock image is used, be aware that the items you will receive are in like kind to the images provided, but WILL NOT be the exact same items.

Charles D. Daughtrey is the founder and owner of coppercoins and has been a specialist in the Lincoln cent for more than 40 years. He is the author and developer of the attribution system now used across the Lincoln cent die variety market commonly known as the "coppercoins die attribution system" for die varieties such as doubled dies and repunched mintmarks. He is the author of, "Looking Through Lincoln Cents, a Chronology of a Series," and is a member of the Numismatic Literary Guild, the American Numismatic Association, Florida United Numismatists, and the Central States Numismatic Society as well as other local and national numismatic clubs.

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