1942 Copper Penny

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  1. jswebber

    jswebber New Member

    I have a 1942 Copper Penny. Can anyone tell me what it might be worth?:eek: :confused:
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  3. Speedy

    Speedy Researching Coins Supporter

    If it is a US Cent then it is worth $0.05....unless it is in really high grade.
    A photo might help.

    Speedy
  4. fullofpraise

    fullofpraise New Member

    1942 Penny

    I was wondering did It have any unusal characteristics from the mint?
  5. fullofpraise

    fullofpraise New Member

    1942 Penny

    Would you have any idea as to the count of "1942" Pennies?...is that a rare year for a Penny?
  6. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD Insert Cool Title Supporter

    That is not considered a rare year. The three 1942 penny's mint quantity are:

    1942: 657,828,600
    1942-D: 206,698,000
    1942-S: 85,590,000
  7. fullofpraise

    fullofpraise New Member

    1942 Penny

    Thats all understandable,but the fact stiil remain that the "die" from the mint was errored there for leaving indentation upon the coins.I`ve read about this in the past and since then Its seems to be on the hush hush..I have the "42 copper & a good real Steel "43" with an indentation at the top of his head.Its almost like It was intended to have a hole drilled through the coin.Its not deap at all,but you can tell.
  8. The_Cave_Troll

    The_Cave_Troll The Coin Troll Moderator

    do you have photos? Maybe we are missing something. I can't imagine what would cause a defect like that to be "hush, hush"; Quite the opposite in fact, if it was a great rarity it would be proclaimed throughout the market to increase its price when it is offered at auction. The fact that there is no info about this particular oddity likely means that it is relatively common. But hey, I've been wrong before...
  9. fullofpraise

    fullofpraise New Member

    Thasts what I can`t understand,I`ve read an artical on It.I don`t dare send It off wouldn`t yah say?It has two differend characteristics.One I have on a "43" stell penny(The beginning of a hole on top of his head).Any advice would be appreitated.

    Thanks!
  10. fullofpraise

    fullofpraise New Member

    1942 Penny

    Would you have a pic that I may compare It to mine because mines alil different....possibly.
  11. fullofpraise

    fullofpraise New Member

    1942 Penny

    Great,...when the bank rcieves these "42" Pennies aren`t they taken outta circulation and do they keep count of those coins?
  12. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    If the coins have extreme wear, yes they are removed from circulation. But if they are not, they are returned to circulation. No they do not keep count of them.
  13. fullofpraise

    fullofpraise New Member

    1942 Penny

    Thanks,...will do!
  14. gdog2

    gdog2 Junior Member

    I google searched and found this thread, so I had to register an account. I have a 1942 copper penny with a hole drilled the entire way through the top of it. It just looked to me like someone was trying to make a necklace out of pennies, but who knows?
  15. mark_h

    mark_h Numismatist

    And we have people who collect holed coins on this forum. They are always interesting.
  16. gdog2

    gdog2 Junior Member

  17. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD Insert Cool Title Supporter

    Yeah, it looks like someone drilled a hole through it. Cool find.
  18. gdog2

    gdog2 Junior Member

    Anyone got a rough estimate of how much I could sell it for?
  19. tmoneyeagles

    tmoneyeagles Indian Buffalo Gatherer

    1 cent
  20. Captainkirk

    Captainkirk 73 Buick Riviera owner

    It is worth about 3 to 5 cents, as a wheat cent, but the hole makes it worth probably 2 cents.
  21. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD Insert Cool Title Supporter

    Yeah, that's about it. I'd just keep it as a fun find since it really doesn't have any real value.

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