1943 Copper Cent Fake or Real

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by ranger10x, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. giladzuc

    giladzuc Senior Member

    I was the Guinness record holder in coins collecting

    for a short time during 2001. I collect coins since 1976, and I do it "proffessionally since 1994.

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  3. The_Cave_Troll

    The_Cave_Troll The Coin Troll

    is it just me or does that "nickel cent" look like a zinc cent with the copper plating missing? Awefully strange considering the copper plated zinc cents didn't start until 1982. hmmm
  4. giladzuc

    giladzuc Senior Member

    I have also the "copper plated zinc" cents

    of the year 1982... they are simple to get. as for the 1980 d I know about another nickel cent of the same year and I SAW another coin of 1962. I heared a story of the nickel cents origins, and I hope it is a real story: A "white" series (with a nickel cent) was minted especially for distribution among USA congress members. A new york coin dealer got some sets. The FBI agents came and confiscated the coins. I heard story from the same person who showed me the nickel cent of 1962. He is an expert in regarding the USA coins.
  5. numismaniac

    numismaniac New Member

    It's not real

    The three is wrong. The curve on the bottom is the wrong shape. It's most likely an altered eight.
  6. alpha480v

    alpha480v Senior Member

    It's a 1948-S altered date.
  7. dready

    dready Coin Hoarder

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  10. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder

    The 3 looks like an altered 8 to me.
  11. coleguy

    coleguy Coin Collector

    Agreed. the three is not right in my opinion.
  12. rlm's cents

    rlm's cents Numismatist

    Posted 3 years ago by someone who has not posted since, who cares?
  13. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder

    Guess that'll teach me to look at the dates, LOL.
  14. cherylkubucko

    cherylkubucko Grandma Froggie

  15. Coindoge

    Coindoge New Member

    Looks like 1948 somebody must of shaved the front off of the 8 to show 1943

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  16. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    The "3" is not the right shape. The genuine 1943 cents, both steel and copper, have a "3" that reached below the line in the date. The OP doesn't have it. Compare the "3" in this one.

    1943 War Cent All.jpg
  17. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random guy on the internet

    You do realize that this thread is 15 years old, right?
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  18. TonkawaBill

    TonkawaBill Active Member

    looks that 3 was born as an 8,, the 4 looks altered as well
  19. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    48-S road kill
  20. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    Good description
  21. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    It doesn’t matter. The issue over the 1943 bronze cents is a lot older than 15 years. Back in the ‘60s, some dealers swore up and down that they didn’t exist.
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