1943 steel cent?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by NathanD, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. NathanD

    NathanD Young Collector

    So, I'm fairly certain this is a steel cent because copper doesn't rust, but the date doesn't look to be 1943. It's difficult to tell in the photos, but it appears to be 1947. Any thought on this?

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Did you try a magnet?.. If it sticks to a magnet then it is a 1943 Steel Cent.
    If it does not then... :vomit:
  4. NathanD

    NathanD Young Collector

    It doesnt. But how is it rusted? Is it because the plating isn't there and metal in the core is rusting?
  5. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    If it's not magnetic, and you
    think it's dated 1947, then it's
    not a 1943.

    It's so corroded, not steel, and not rusted.

    It's just 'crap' on the coins surface
    that's degraded. It's 'environmental

    I'd throw it away, so it doesn't confuse
    the next person who gets it in change.
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  6. NathanD

    NathanD Young Collector

    Ok. Thanks for the advice
  7. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    Yes, heavily corroded. It seems like most of the wheat cents I find metal detecting look about like this.
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