1943 copper?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by $Money$, May 25, 2020.

  1. $Money$

    $Money$ Member

    I found this penny and was wondering what it is.

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  3. jerryc39

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  4. jake16

    jake16 New Member

    Sorry man, that just looks like a beat up 1948 D wheat cent.
  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    DEFDAM - Definitely Damaged 1948

    Not a copper 1943 Cent
  6. GH#75

    GH#75 Well-Known Member

    You can tell it's a 1948 because on a 1943 penny, the 3 is not symmetrical from the top to the bottom. It looks a little different. Compare a real 1943 steel penny to what a 3 would look like if someone were to change the 8 to a 3.
  7. $Money$

    $Money$ Member

    In somr of the picture i have it looks like 1942 under it you can clearly see doubling in his face
  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    That's not a 1943 but it is a 1948. It is also very damaged.
  9. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    You got some very good information from some very knowledgeable numismatists. Your coin has been heavily damaged. Anything odd you're seeing is due entirely to the damage. The coin. Is not a 1943 copper cent, it is no 1942 underneath, and there is no doubling on the face.

    Should you feel that the information presented here isn't correct, you can always send it to a third party grading company for authentication. It will cost you some money, but then you'll know for certain.

    Best of luck
  10. rascal

    rascal Well-Known Member

    Poor ole coin ! It looks like it has been run over by cars hundreds of times. No matter what date it was it still would not be worth much to keep IMO .
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