﻿1982-2014 Lincoln Zinc Penny Melt Value - Coinflation
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# 1982 - 2014 Zinc Lincoln Cent Value (United States)

 U.S. MINT SPECIFICATIONS Denomination: \$0.01 Obverse Image: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln Reverse Image: Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Metal Composition: 97.5% zinc, 2.5% copper Total Weight: 2.5 grams Comments: The zinc and copper versions of the cent were both produced in 1982. They can be differentiated by weight (3.11 grams for the 1909-1982 copper cent, 2.5 grams for the 1982-2014 zinc cent).

CALCULATING TODAY'S MELT VALUE (USD)
Using the latest metal prices and the specifications above, these are the numbers required to calculate melt value:

\$1.2729  =zinc price / pound on Nov 30, 2020.
.975  =zinc %
\$3.4652  =copper price / pound on Nov 30, 2020.
.025  =copper %
2.5  =total weight in grams
.00220462262  =pound/gram conversion factor (see note directly below)

The CME uses pounds to price these metals, that means we need to multiply the metal price by .00220462262 to make the conversion to grams.

1. Calculate 97.5% zinc value :

(1.2729 × .00220462262 × 2.5 × .975)  =  \$0.0068399

2. Calculate 2.5% copper value :

(3.4652 × .00220462262 × 2.5 × .025)  =  \$0.0004772

3. Add the two together :

\$0.0068399 + \$0.0004772 = \$0.0073171

\$0.0073171 is the melt value for the 1982-2014 zinc cent on November 30, 2020.

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MINTAGE AND COLLECTIBLE VALUE (USD)
 The "Year" column lists the year and mint mark on the coin -- D is for Denver, S is for San Francisco, and P is for Philadelphia. A coin without a mint mark means it was also minted in Philadelphia. The "Mintage" column is the number of coins struck and released by the U.S. Mint. The "Numismatic Value Range" column represents what people typically pay for that type of coin (usually a very wide price range depending on the condition). Year Mintage Numismatic Value Range 1982 unknown melt - \$1.50 1995 doubled die unknown \$25.00 - \$280.00 If you're interested in learning more about grading coins, Photograde is an excellent resource.

EBAY AUCTIONS - LINCOLN CENT (ZINC)
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 CHARTS Long-term metal price charts for the Lincoln cent (97.5% zinc):