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1971 white penny weighs 3.23 grams

by Aide

Weight of white 1971D penny

Weight of white 1971D penny

Today I found a penny. It is white but doesn't appear to be silver and it weighs

3.23 grams. I would like to know if it is an error coin and if it has a value higher than 1ยข. It is a also appears to be a bit thicker when compared to my other pennies.

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Sep 29, 2016
white 1971D penny
by: Eva

It is likely that your white 1971D penny has been plated with something while in circulation. I would think that being plated would also attribute to the extra weight and thickness of the coin.

It is also possible that your coin has been a part of a chemistry experiment where you put a penny in a hot solution of sodium hydroxide and zinc dust. (Cited from:

Aug 04, 2017
Regresar a 1971 penique blanco pesa 3.23 gramos. NEW
by: Anonymous

Tu Lincoln cent esta en wrong planche

Jan 19, 2018
I found one today NEW
by: Brthstog

I just found a 1971 d that weighs 3.25 grams and is as a normal penny in color

Jan 27, 2018
Heavy Planchette? NEW
by: Susan

I have a 1971D penny that feels thicker than all the other 1971 pennies that I have, and it weighs 3.29 grams. How can I tell if this is struck on a thick Manchester or possibly part of some experiment that added to its weight? It is a fairly nice coin.

Jan 17, 2020
Found 3.5 71 D cent on 1-16-2020
by: Sir shep III

Found a 3.5 71 D cent . Not plated . Thick! My scale is NOT off.

Oct 31, 2020
1971 D heavy and thick
by: Anonymous

I have one of these. 3.29. thicker. red.

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