? about Lincoln Memorial pennies

? about Lincoln Memorial pennies

Post by FransD » Wed, 05 Jul 1995 04:00:00

I've got a question concerning Lincoln Memorial pennies. The book that I'm
collecting the pennies in has made some distinguishing notes about the
1960, 1970-S and the 1982 coins. The book uses terms like 'SD', 'LD', 'Lg
C', 'Sm C', 'Lg Z' and 'Sm Z'. Can anyone tell me what these mean? I've
got nine 1960-D pennies in front of me and I cannot see any difference
between them.

I would appreciate any assistance.


? about Lincoln Memorial pennies

Post by AnswerMa » Thu, 06 Jul 1995 04:00:00

There is a distinct and specific difference in size for the 1960 and
1960-D cent dates. The large date has the loop of the 9 sticking up well
above a line drawn across the tops of the 1 and 0. The small date has the
top of the 9 level with the 1 and 0.

There is no visible difference in size between the so called "large" and
"small" date 1970 cents. The large date has the top of the 7 below the
tops of the 19 0. The small date has it even with the other digits. The
quickest and simplest way to tell the two types apart is to check the tip
of the loop of the 9. If it is bent sharply toward the stem, then it's the
"small" date, or type of 1971.

The Z stands for the zinc core cents struck beginning in 1982, which are
20 percent lighter than the previous (C) cewnts. The C stands for copper,
but they are actually brass, 95 percent copper and 5 percent zinc.


? about Lincoln Memorial pennies

Post by Schofiel » Thu, 06 Jul 1995 04:00:00

okay here goes:

LD stands for "Large Date"
Sd stands for "Small Date"
This applies to the 1960 and 1970S cents and the 1982 cents. It's easier
to notice the difference in the size of the dates on the '82 cents.

For the 1982 cents, "Z" stands for Zinc. Some of the '82 cents were made
of zinc and are plated with copper. "C" stands for Copper. Some of the '82
cents are completely made of copper. The only way to tell the difference
between them is to weigh them.


? about Lincoln Memorial pennies

Post by Justin Smi » Sat, 08 Jul 1995 04:00:00

SD= Small date

LD= Large date

Sm C= Small date, copper

Lg Z= Large date, zinc


You have to look really close for the distinguishments between them. Hope
this helps!


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