1943 steel cent die clash.. Need honest opinions

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by mrweaseluv, Apr 21, 2021.

  1. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    Very on the edge about submiting this coin.. I originaly bought it 15+ years ago and it's sat in odd box for years. Major strike through... beautiful coin... but is it too beautiful? ie plated? I don't think it's been plated but figured worth asking opinions... 90% certain I'm sending it for grading/ID come the 1st... Thoughts? added strike though comparison as well lol... Probably the best strike through example i've seen too :D
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  3. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis #CoinUp Supporter

    I think this falls more into the category of indirect die transfer.
    I believe they also call it ghosting, but I prefer the fancy names.
  4. Danomite

    Danomite What do you say uh-huh Supporter

    Let’s see the third side, the edge. If it’s a reprocessed ‘ 43 the edge will have the same “shine”.
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  5. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    edge is relativly dull compared to the rest of the coin... (made me break out the gloves for that pic lol)
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  6. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    The Positive: IMO it's a die clash.
    The Negative: IMO it's plated.

    If I'm correct I don't know what a TPG will call it.
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  7. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    Which is why it's sat in the box so long lol
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  8. Inspector43

    Inspector43 73 Year Collector Supporter

    It looks like a combination of clash along with ghosting. Interesting.
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  9. Danomite

    Danomite What do you say uh-huh Supporter

  10. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    yeah the die clash itself is a no doubt thing :D as for reprocessed.. IDK but I think I've leaned that way from the start (being why it has yet to be sent in)
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  11. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    It's plated, though. Really looks that way based on these pictures. It's got that chrome bumper look all over it.
  12. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Supporter! Supporter

    Members with more experience are calling it a die clash but IMO it looks more like a progressive indirect design transfer. You can research it on this site: http://www.error-ref.com/?s=indirect+design+transfer
    Could you post a clear closeup of the area next to the ONE on the reverse. Thank you.
  13. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    about the best I can do with this cam... 20210422_012954 (2).jpg
  14. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    after reading that article, I have to agree that PIDT is shown but the die clash is there as well without a doubt.. Look by the C in cent you can see the exact neckline without the fuzzyness/ghostlyness of a PIDT.
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  15. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    Fun coin!! Clash is strong and if reprocessed, it didn't seem to diminish the contrast of the clash (by much anyway). Looks too clean not to be reprocessed though, but probably an EDS coin to start with. Worth sending in, IMO, since the contrast is so strong. I really would have expected a wash over the clash edges to make them less distinct.
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  16. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Sending a plated coin in to be graded would not be worth the money spent. It would be 86'ed, in bar terms.
  17. Larry Salemme

    Larry Salemme Active Member

    if you have extra money send the coin in , if you do not send you are always going to wonder, send in
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  18. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    Hopefully the gloves didn’t add scratches.
  19. Larry Salemme

    Larry Salemme Active Member

    are you sending or putting back in box
  20. marve

    marve New Member

    put a magnet on it and see if it will pick up if it does you either have a war time penny thats been copper plated or you have a true 1943 copper penny that is worth
    millions of dollars
  21. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    I want to know, send it in. Good luck with your decision.
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