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1983-D cent...I think

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  • 1983-D cent...I think

    It was suggested that this 1983-D is a "cast" coin. What does "cast" mean? Do you agree and does this mean it is a counterfeit? Weight is 2.40 grams. It is too large for a cent holder but fits quite nicely in a nickel holder.

    I'm posting it side by side with a regular Lincoln for size comparison. This coin has been in one persons possession since the late 1980's when it was found in change in a convenience store. I told my friend I would ask about it.



  • #2
    "Cast" means that molten metal was poured into a mold. Given the profusion of bumps and other raised irregularities on the surface, I'd say this is a distinct possibility. Regardless of method of manufacture, it's undoubtedly a fake.
    Mike Diamond. Error coin writer and researcher.


    • #3
      Thank you! I was afraid it was and now I know.