1943 S Wheatie

Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by Newbie69, Jan 19, 2021.

  1. Newbie69

    Newbie69 Doesn't make cents!

    so I found this one today and was wondering if they're very hard to find it's the first one I have found from the San Francisco mint. Looks like there was a run of around 200 million on them. It looks like someone tried to coat it with something. Because I understand they were Zinc coated prior to leaving the mint to prevent corrosion! anyways I guess my question is there any value here, is it worth a 2x2 or just throw it in the jar with the rest of them?
    Thanks! IMG_20210119_020308023~2.jpg IMG_20210119_020020248~2.jpg
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2021
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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Value?it says it right on the coin;)just keep it
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  4. Randy Abercrombie

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    That is a steel wartime cent. That is one of those coins that speaks to history. The SanFran mint put out plenty of them so they aren't rare at all. But certainly speaks to a very important time and place in history. I would certainly adorn it with its very own 2X2.
  5. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Worth less than $1, but a fairly nice coin. I would probably keep it. The iron blanks used to press these were zinc plated.
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  6. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Unfortunately, these were highly hoarded by people as they thought they would increase in value due to being only minted one year, but as such, they are plentiful and not worth too much over face value.
  7. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    It’s in nice shape.
  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Looks like a keeper to me but they are very common. Nice find. Put in a 2 x 2 or a flip and tuck it away.
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  9. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Seems to have been copper coated at one time, which if it was, brings the value
    down to face value. If it hasn't been plated, XF 43-S is worth about 50 cents.
  10. 1stSgt22

    1stSgt22 Well-Known Member

    Definitely a keeper!! If for no other reason it has a story to tell and you can share it with some kids one day!! Part of the greatest generation!!!
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  11. JPD3

    JPD3 Well-Known Member

    has a G listed at .32 and $1.07 at XF.
    Agree w/1stSgt22, "Definitely a keeper!!"
    Put it in that 2x2.
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  12. Silverpop

    Silverpop Well-Known Member

    keep the coin
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