1943 copper penny?

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  1. Ashley dallas31

    Ashley dallas31 New Member

    I found it in my grandfather's wheat collection while separating and putting in rolls for him. It weighs 3.11 and isn't magnetic but its hard to make out the date.. it looks like it says 1943 to me but wanted to see what you guys thought. Thanks.

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  3. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    The date could be just about anything in that state. That last figure could be a 2, or a 9, or a ζ. If it ever was a 1943 copper cent, it's too badly damaged now to convince anyone.
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  4. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Agree with @-jeffB. That thing is a hunk of junk at this point.
  5. Mike185

    Mike185 Well-Known Member

    It’s definitely not a 43 copper!
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  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Nowhere near a 1943 copper cent. A copper cent yes but not a '43.
  7. robec

    robec Junior Member

    Why is the other Lincoln (the 1943) in the photo, for moral support?
  8. Mike185

    Mike185 Well-Known Member

    Ashley keep searching your grandfathers collection there must be something good.... well every peace is good it’s your grandfathers.... but don’t be afraid to post and ask questions!!
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  10. Barbia

    Barbia New Member

    Woe, looks like it may have been in a soldiers pocket. But, I'm seeing more of an 8 as your last digit. I just Love the Wheat pennies..
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  13. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    The damaged coin on the scale is not a 43, perhaps a 42.
    The other 1943 in the OP appears to be plated over.
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