1943 rare silver steel penny weighs 2.8 grams

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  1. Brad Adams

    Brad Adams Member

    IMG_20200229_235350549.jpg IMG_20200229_235350549.jpg IMG_20200229_235350549.jpg IMG_20200229_235350549.jpg IMG_20200229_235350549.jpg IMG_20200229_235350549.jpg 1583043908477772602757.jpg 6 1583043549110-317290032.jpg 1583044042973-424133489.jpg 1583044110208-1367175097.jpg 1583044110208-1367175097.jpg I found what I think are really rare finds today in a uncultured roll of steel pennies..
    I think this is a 1943 DDO silver steel penny it weights 2.8 grams
    Can anybody help me out with this find .....
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  3. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

    Does a magnet stick to it ?
    Looks like someone rubbed some bronze, liquid on it .
  4. Brad Adams

    Brad Adams Member

    Yes it stick to a magnet
    I saw a new discovery today and it was called the cent silver Penny it was on Jim's coin I also found a uncirculated DDO fs101 with rpm I think it's the value able DDO in this year ...
    The pictures don't really help it light gold colored and it Lin great condition
  5. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    You have a normal steel cent that has been plated to look like a 1943 bronze cent.
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  6. Brad Adams

    Brad Adams Member

    I don't thinks it's been plated because it's not shiny like a plated or polished coin it's a dull looking light gold kinda what a penny struck over a dime about that same color.... I didn't know but they had a silver steel penny and it loos alot like it.... I guess we will know when it's gets back from pcgs ..... Thanks for the info
  7. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    There is no such thing as a silver steel cent. There could be a 1943 cent struck on a silver dime planchet, but then it would be the size, weight and thickness of a dime and not magnetic. Plating doesn't have to be shiny, and a dime is silver colored, not copper colored. It is absolutely a copper plated steel cent, it is very common. You are throwing money away if you send it to PCGS, but it is your call.
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  8. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Waste if time and money.. Please do get back to us when you get your results.

    By the way.. The grading companies don't return your money.
  9. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Uncultured? o_O
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  10. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    You have so much to learn. Then it would be the same size and weight of a silver dime. That would be 2.5 grams. The weight of a normal steel cent is 2.8 grams which is all you have. And lastly.. A silver dime Planchet is not ferromagnetic which means it would not stick to a magnet such as the steel Cent would.

    Can't wait to see your results!
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  11. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    It looks like the zinc is showing thru whatever was put on the coin to make it look copper. It was probably put back in circulation for a while and part of the copper wore off.
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  12. frankjg

    frankjg Well-Known Member

    He found the roll using its desert fork for salad and it’s salad fork for dinner. Don’t even get me started on what it was doing with the fish fork.
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  13. bradgator2

    bradgator2 Well-Known Member

    Would it possible to show pics that were a tad more unfocused?
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  14. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    That coin has been plated and it's starting to wear off. By sending to PCGS you have wasted your money. It will not straight grade.
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  15. Brad Adams

    Brad Adams Member

    I send in 10to pcgs at a time never had a problem with them sending ungraded or u certified back to me I pay the we 249.00 a year and u send in at least 10... First I ever heard of that .. why would jbscoins and jimscoins have a documentary on a steel silver dime I see if I can get u the link if u want it
  16. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    If you are talking about Boobtube, Take the information with a grain of salt, Over half of these folks don't know their head from their backside. But hey they sure do get the attention of a newbie.
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  17. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    I would definitely like the link. I have been looking but can't find it. I can't imagine what they may be talking about and would appreciate it if I could find out.
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  18. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Probably because they earn a little bit of money if enough people watch their videos.
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  19. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    There are examples of off metal coins such as a cent struck on a planchet sized for a dime and thus the design is incomplete because the dime is much smaller.
    example ;

    And there are others known that were non-mint made counterfeits in various metals , and the majority are plated. It was common in the 60s-70s and many are still seen. It even appeared in ads from coin magazines.


    They do not furnish the steel cent or they would be guilty of federal laws.

    Also in the 60-70s high school chem labs upped their 'sputnik' response to enhance response to USSR science, so more experiments were done and this one resulted in thousands of plated cents. Zinc and Copper were cheap and easy ones to do.


    Also many Utubs and other such disregard the fact that Zinc is not real Silver, they just go by "Silver" as a color to grab the uninformed.

    IMO, Jim
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  20. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Why does the coin have the color of a copper coin? There is no such thing as a steel silver dime.
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  21. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    Is this it? If so then you need to pay more attention to the video. It is about cents struck on silver dime planchets not silver steel cents. As explained above, numerous times, if it was struck on a dime planchet it would be silver, smaller than a cent, thinner than a cent, the weight of a dime, and non magnetic. Your coin does not meet any of these criteria.
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