Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Rats, Mar 18, 2019.
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Your statement makes no sense at all
Do you even know why a 1943 Copper Cent would be an amazing find?
There should not be any 1943 Copper Cents.. only Steel Cents!
Thought it was 1948. My bad.
Wait until you see my next "stupid human trick".
@justafarmer is working on mapping 1943 dates and if it matches the obverse and date map of a known 43 s obverse die I would say take it to a trusted coin shop. Not just any shop but do some research and may be someone here can give you advice on a trusted dealer near you so that it can be submitted for authentication to a TPG.
Where did you find it?
It was in a coin jar my grandma left me when she passed along with a lot of other old coins.
Did I not?
This is a fine example of the danger behind his work, which is essentially the same yet less-exacting than a simple photo overlay: it’s only useful in select circumstances. Justafarmer understands this, but others may not and is why it needs to be made clear at every opportunity.
Additionally, with something like an off metal where it could have been stuck by any die used that year, not matching a known example is in no way suggestive of anything.
Correct just another piece of evidence one way or another. Like the magnet, the weight, the look of the piece. Then if enough evidence that says it could be real then take it to a trusted dealer and then to a TPG. There is no hurry in this process but it can take a bit of time.
@Rats, 3.1 grams is right on the button for a copper cent. Understand, the S is irrelevant to the composition question, hence I wouldn’t be too hung up on it. Just make sure, before you send it off anywhere, you have good photos of it and documentation of the handoff—as you want the same coin back. Keep us informed, that’s another safeguard, as we see it, and these aren’t bad photos you provided. It goes without saying, good luck with it.
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