All 1983 Lincoln cents are Zinc. Spend it.
This coin is just a common Lincoln cent, spend it.
a 1983 penny is only worth its face value of 1 cent
if the size of your penny is the same size as a copper penny and your penny is SOLID silver then a silver penny would be about 2.1 grams and today(june 25 2012) silver price is about $28.79 an ounce and there are 31.1 grams in 1 ounce making you penny worth about $1.90 but since the (kind of ) rarity it would be about $3 to somebody on ebay(+shipping) hope i helped :)
The U.S. never minted a silver penny. It would have more than a dime's worth of silver in it. 1983 and later cents are all made of copper-coated steel so you may have a cent where the copper coating was removed with acid (worth only a penny) or was never plated in the first place (worth a significant amount). It would need to be inspected by a dealer who handles error coins.
A 1983 Lincoln cent is actually copper plated zinc, 1982 was the last year for copper pennies. It's just a penny.
what is the 1983 liberty lobby, one silver eagle worth
By 1983, Canadian coins were no longer made of silver. It's worth 50 cents.
All pennies since 1983 are made almost entirely of zinc, covered with a thin coating of copper. Therefore, what you have is either a zinc penny that did not get its copper coating (worth abuot a dollar), or a normal penny that has been silver plated (no added value). You should be able to determine this by weight. A normal penny will weigh 2.5 grams. So if yours weighs less, then it's missing its copper coating. If it weighs more, then it's been silver plated.
August 12, 2009 The value of the copper in a 1983 Lincoln Cent is .004455 cents.
Lincoln cents from 1983 to date weigh 2.5 grams.
Lincoln cents from 1983 to 2011 weigh 2.5 grams.
It still has a value of 1 cent.
From 1983 to date all Lincoln cents weigh 2.50 grams.
No mint mark means it was minted in Philadelphia. It's worth 1 cent.
In circulated condition, the 1983 Lincoln memorial penny is worth just 1 cent unless you have a doubled die. It's the uncirulcated and proof coins that hold some value depending on the mint: Philadelphia: $0.25 Denver: $0.25 San Francisco: $2.75 (Proof Coin) An Uncirculated doubled die from Philadelphia is worth nearly $300
The 1983 United States Proof Set includes the Lincoln penny, Jefferson nickel, Roosevelt dime, Washington quarter, and the Kennedy half dollar. Most of the sets are worth a price ranging between $5 and $10.
It's zinc, not steel, and it's worth one cent.
No mint mark means it was made in Philadelphia. It's worth one cent.
Canada stopped using silver in circulating coinage in the late 1960s, so a 1983 dollar coin is worth one dollar.
US Lincoln cents from 1909-1982 weigh 3.11 grams coins from 1983 to date weigh 2.5 grams
Mint condition around $50.00
The only steel pennies were made in 1943 to save copper for the war effort.