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How many 1982 d small date pennies were minted?

by Nick
(Buffalo, NY)

Question: I would like to know how many 1982 d small date us cents were minted.


My Answer: Nick, as far as I know, the Mint has never released the mintage breakdown for the 1982 types of cents, other than reporting the total number of one cent coins minted at each mint.

Philadelphia (no mint mark) - 10,712,525,000

Denver (D) - 6,012,979,368

There are seven types of 1982 cents. Three types are made of 95% copper and 5% tin and zinc and include the small date and large date coins made in Philadelphia (no mint mark) and the cents made in Denver (D).

The other four types were made of 99.2% zinc and .8% copper and include the large and small date cents minted in Philadelphia (no mint mark) and the large and small date cents minted in Denver (D).

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Jun 12, 2017
Cu v. Zn penny durability NEW
by: John Haug

I've been collecting 1982 pennies for 18 years and have accumulated 30 zinc cents and 119 copper type. I assumed they were minted at an equal number and the disparity was due to the zinc coin tending to dissolve. With the premise of equal numbered minting now only speculative I don't know what to think. Can further inquiries find more precision in the break down of copper v. zinc?

Jan 24, 2019
1982 d copper small date
by: Tim

I have a 1982 copper small date D mint penny. There is no coin dealer in my arewa so if anyone is interested make an offer

Jan 24, 2019
1982 d copper small date NEW
by: Tim

I have a 1982 copper small date D mint penny. There is no coin dealer in my arewa so if anyone is interested make an offer

Feb 12, 2019
1982 Penny
by: James

What would you take for your 1982 penny? I cant spend a whole hell of a lot but I am very interested in acquiring one. Please let me know. My name is James. Clomas5214@gmail.com
Shoot me an email if you can. Thanks so much.

Mar 20, 2019
copper penny 1982 D WEIGHT 3.1 NEW
by: Anonymous

I BELIEVE I HAVE ONE AND DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO.CAN ANYONE TELL ME HOW MANEY THEY MADE FROM COPPER ONLY??????? MINE WEIGHT IS 3.1 SO IT HAS TO BE COPPER.

Apr 26, 2019
1982 d small date copper penny NEW
by: Allan

My friend has a 1982 d small date copper penny weighs 3.1 g and I need to kno how much it’s worth I’m trying to buy it from him because I heard of a guy on news wanting it any info

Dec 31, 2019
1982 d
by: Dallas

I have a total of 62 1982 d penny’s. Don’t know if small or large date would like to know how to determine value or someone intrested just make an offer can be contacted by text or in fb Dallas marcum Coffeeville ms. Thanks

Jan 13, 2021
1982 and 83 penny s NEW
by: Anonymous

I have 10 1982 pennys that weight 3.1 grams some are uncirculation. Are they worth alot???

Jan 15, 2021
1982 d penny's for sale
by: Chris Fine

I have 10 19 82 d copper pennies that weight 3.1 approximately grams and about 10 19 83 zinc pennies all uncirculated.

Mar 08, 2021
America on front of 88 D penny bacwards
by: Anonymous

I have a 88d the coin is of center front but not back America is on front backwords

Apr 12, 2021
1982 Small Date Denver Penny 3.09 Grams NEW
by: Cori Spellling

Looking for value.

Jan 14, 2023
1982 D pennys worth anything and I have a 1970D small date as well anyone know how much it’s worth the 1970 d red uncirculated.?
by: Catdaddy

1982 and 1970 D small date red price value

Aug 09, 2023
identifying a small date NEW
by: Anonymous j d

Hope this helps out i have no idea as to the numbers of small dates made . Identifying one is hard for a bit but once you see one its over . They are all smallish but the upper part of the 8 will remind you of a snowman the top is minute the space rim to date is extremely large In comparison and the 8 sets lower tha. The rest of the date . Two have been verified. So have it graded then send that sucker to auction. Speculation on an verified specimen is 6 figures easily. Have fun luck to all

Oct 17, 2023
Found 1882 D small
by: Anonymous

I just found one . I’ve looked and looked.
Surely they’re not that rare .
I will be sending it off for verification and grading.
Wish I could include a picture.

Dec 20, 2023
1982 D small date Lincoln penny NEW
by: David

I am also in possession of a 1982 mint mark D small date copper penny that weighs 3.10

Feb 08, 2024
1982 D small date NEW
by: T Silvercat

I believe I also have a 1982 D small date penny.
Heading to my coin shop on Monday. All my research online seems to verify that visually it matches... just waiting on my new scale to weigh the beast.
Wish me luck

Feb 28, 2024
Losing faith NEW
by: Joseph

I lost count on how many people say they have one I to have not one not 2 but there and they all weigh lol ..

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