194... What? Need help determining the date

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by BlondeWhit, Jun 9, 2020.

  1. BlondeWhit

    BlondeWhit Member

    Okay so there is like no other penny that I would normally intrigue me enough to post this asking advice from all of you. It's in pretty terrible condition. I do wonder if no one knows, then could I send it to professionals to find out without a doubt what the date is? I just wasn't sure if there would be ways to find out if I tried hard enough. Or is it really just a best guess?
    Those of you that know even a little about error pennies would know that the jackpot penny to find would be a 1943 copper penny since almost all of the 1943 pennies were the only ones made of steel to conserve the copper that year. There have been a few steel 1944 pennies too which are also worth a buttload worth because, just like the copper 1943, there were a few transitional errors that made it through.
    Anyways, it's been quite sometime since I've posted any questions and was really hoping y'all could give me any advice as to if this could be 1943!? The more I stare, the more it looks like what I want it to though. I did ask two other nonprofessionals what they think the date is, and I didn't throw out any dates so they would remain unbiased. Both of them said 1043 they think but again, they aren't professionals so now I'm asking y'all!
    I have taken quite a bit of pictures that I'm putting on here mainly because with different lighting and different angle causes it to almost entirely change. It makes a huge difference apparently. I'm posting all the pics I took this just in case it's just maybe a lucky one that could make the difference, who knows. And again I would normally never try this hard to figure it out except that it could possibly be a one in a billion find if I were actually that lucky, but I'm trying not to get too excited into thinking it's anything.

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  3. BlondeWhit

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    Maybe an Overkill but these are the rest of the pictures I took. They may all look the same maybe not but I'm putting them on here in case even one might help someone to know what this is

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  4. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis 2 years on CT! Supporter

    Nope. You have an ugly, beat up coin that has spent many years in circulation... Or on the ground.
  5. toned_morgan

    toned_morgan Toning Lover

    Wow, how nice Evan. I used pcgs.com/coinfacts and their pictures to compare your picture of the date to theirs, and honestly all I can see is a 1944 with a bit of a mushed 4 at the end. It doesn't look like a 3, so I don't think it is that. Keep it and in twenty years, someone might make a solution that shows you the date without damaging the coin. Who knows, but just keep it anyway. Or you could try an auction on ebay saying that it COULD be a 1943 copper and this could be the buyer's risk of their lives and sell it for like $100 or something because someone out there wants to take the risk. You choose.
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  6. Mike185

    Mike185 Well-Known Member

    I’m calling it a 1944....
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  7. JoeTheLucky

    JoeTheLucky New Member

    Yeah, It looks like a '44.
  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Looks like a 1944 and in that condition it would be worth face value.
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  9. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Supporter! Supporter

    I agree with it being a 1944
    Don't laugh at my drawing but I've drawn in red below what I believe is a 4
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