Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Cazador, Jun 22, 2021.
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Got a magnet?
Oh, I see you do. Fake
Worth keeping as a conversation piece. I would have it in a 2x2 with
a label that clearly states it is a steel cent.
The weight is right for steel, and the magnet is right for steel.
Remember, there are a million times more fakes than real copper 1943s.
Why not keep it? What else can you do with it?
I have one of those, I don't have the copper plated 43 cent though
I found mine during a CRH event. I knew about fakes by then so no moment of excitement. And I keep a magnet handy for Canadian cents so the confirmation check was quick. I also recall that the tint/tone of the copper looked off amongst the other cents from that roll. Pretty much everything screamed fake and it was. But I popped it in a flip as a novelty find like my two headed nickels.
i bought a 43-d in au condition from china for 13.50, i thought it was neat, not intending any fraud, it is copper
Apparently many of these were done in the early 1960's, as a novelty item, so originally not meant to be deceptive. I don't know if the packaged one above from ZoidMeister is from these early years, or from a later time, though.
I'm sure they weren't meant to be deceptive. What I'm thinking is more so now, someone finds one of these in grandma & grandpa's old junk drawer and deliberately throws it into circulation thinking "just wait until someone comes across this little gem in their change.....lol."
Same thing happened to me when I came across the two headed quarter a few years ago. Turned out to be the infamous magicians coin, as per CT.
Just like what my aunt who lives on a farm did years ago. Spray painted a dried up cow patty gold, hung it up with a sign that read: "if all that glitter was real gold".
@Michael K posted.
Add it in with the other 49 pennies to complete the roll and bring it to the bank in exchange for either two quarters or with another penny roll, get a buck back. That's what I'd do with it. For the next person to come across it and, well, you know, dream about winning the lottery for at least a few hours. Just as long as it stays in circulation, it's the gift that keeps on giving.
Yup, I think my Dad bought it when I was a kid. Probably late 60's. It has been in his safe / the family collection for as long as I can remember. That is the original packaging and a buck was a LOT of money back then. You could get 3 or 4 gallons of gasoline for that.
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