1943 copper penny

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Momof4, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. Momof4

    Momof4 Active Member

    12A2F0ED-890B-48A7-90BD-3A94FB48590C.jpeg 92C61B0F-14BD-4A9D-971F-CAC008852871.jpeg 57A45878-2132-4722-8531-E9EA79BE3631.jpeg Good morning! I came across this last night- literally just got it in a roll from the bank yesterday & I think my heart paused just a moment and right away I thought- it’s gotta be a fake! Just want to weigh in on everyone’s opinion before I even waste another moment of my time on it! I know there were copper plated pennies from that year- I just don’t know enough about them! Thanks in advance!!
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  3. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    The first thing to do is to weigh it.
  4. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    A magnet is your friend . . .

    No copper plating. Either zinc coated steel or bronze / brass. I'm not metallurgist enough to know the difference.

  5. SchwaVB57

    SchwaVB57 Well-Known Member

    Invalid web site added and removed. Sorry!
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  6. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Supporter! Supporter

    The marks at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock may be from alligator clips used to plate it.
    As Z said, magnet test it
  7. Momof4

    Momof4 Active Member

    I should have posted that it does stick to a magnet. And it weighs in at 2.69 grams

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  8. Momof4

    Momof4 Active Member

    Lol!! That was actually the first thing I did!! I added in the comments!
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  9. Momof4

    Momof4 Active Member

    It flew to the magnet!! Lol
  10. Momof4

    Momof4 Active Member

    Would the alligator clips be from the mint or from someone trying to fake it?!
  11. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    It was plated after it left the mint. The very rare copper 1943 cent was struck on standard copper cent planchets. These weigh 3.11 gms (+/- the tolerance) and are not magnetic. So, the fact that it stuck to a magnet indicates it's not authentic
  12. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Where are the experts. Inquiring minds want to know. Thanks for the post.
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  13. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    If you type in @[username] of your experts, they will be notified that their name was used in a post. Hope that helps
  14. Momof4

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  15. J.T. Parker

    J.T. Parker Well-Known Member

    Still a collectible forgery, huh?
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  16. Penny Luster

    Penny Luster Supporter! Supporter

    I bet you had quite a moment when you found it!
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  17. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    What a neat find, real or not. It would have made my heart skip a beat, that's for sure. Keep on hunting as I believe you will find the golden egg.
  18. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Supporter! Supporter

    Do you have any coins of your own to share?
    Inquiring minds want to know
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  19. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    No experts needed if it's magnetic
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  20. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Supporter! Supporter

    True dat Fred
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  21. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    You can see where the plating has worn off in a few areas.
    A steel cent was plated over.
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