1943 copper penny

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

  1. Mike Thorne

    Mike Thorne Well-Known Member

    Seems to me you can see where the plating has come off to expose the steel beneath on the right side of the obverse. That would be a clue, but adhering to the magnet is a bigger clue.
     
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  3. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    This is a clip from a 1962 coin magazine called Numismatic scrapbook. They did very good business, and they show up several times a year.

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  4. Momof4

    Momof4 Active Member

    I literally held my breath and started wondering who could play such a prank on me! Lol! Couldn’t think of anyone even smart enough so I started hoping!!
     
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  5. Momof4

    Momof4 Active Member

    It would have been so much neater if it was real!! Lmao!
     
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  6. Momof4

    Momof4 Active Member

    I’ve seen that before!! I remember reading an article last year about this guy finding his dad’s 1943 pennies and they were made with rare experimental planchets. If I’m correct, they were made mostly of tin but had a copper coating & they weighed in at 6.7 grams. So I was mostly hoping it was like that! Looks like I can sell it to my sister though!! She gifted me a fake coin for my birthday!!!
     
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  7. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Well-Known Member

    I knew a fellow who found a ‘43S metal detecting. Told many of us how it was going on the auction block with a starting bid of $1.3M.

    took it to the local expert who told him it was a ‘48S that somebody split the 8 to make the 3. He did say it was a nice counterfeit.
     
  8. PassthePuck

    PassthePuck Active Member

    Well, take a magnet to it and see if it sticks. The first thing right off the bat that I see is that the copper is coming off the steel Penney. So odds are...it's a fake!
     
  9. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    I saw a 48 that was altered to be a 1943 almost 50 years ago.
    As for the copper 1943, even the most recent one that was "discovered"
    was held in a family safe box for decades. So there really hasn't been any new discoveries for quite a long long time.
     
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  10. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Love your sense of humor.
     
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  11. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Pay Backs a bitch. I would love a sister like that
     
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  12. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Yeah butt?
     
  13. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    Not really considered a forgery. The base coin is authentic. It's just altered post minting in a way that wouldn't fool any buyers of the real thing . . . . .

    Z
     
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  14. Momof4

    Momof4 Active Member

    I agree completely! It was a real 1943 SS Penny! Lol
     
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