1943 Steel penny with strong bronze tint

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by CeciliaS81, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. CeciliaS81

    CeciliaS81 Member

    I have a 1943 steel penny (no doubt about it being steel based on weight) but it has a strong shiny mirror bronze tint to it. Its the only penny in my collection that looks like this. Thoughts......
     

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Formerly plated with copper.
     
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  4. Dave363

    Dave363 Well-Known Member

    To Bad it's been plated.
    Dave
     
  5. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    I was thinking like a copper wash.
     
  6. LuckyCoin

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  7. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    If a 1943 copper penny doesn't stick to a magnet, that's what you want.
    Although it would most likely be a Chinese reimagination cent.
     
  8. CeciliaS81

    CeciliaS81 Member

    I have not done the magnet test yet but I am pretty sure this is a steel penny. It eighs 2.7 and it looks as if there is steel underneath I guess the copper plating.
     
  9. CeciliaS81

    CeciliaS81 Member

    This penny looks way different double die maybe?
     

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  10. CeciliaS81

    CeciliaS81 Member

    It definitly sticks strong to a magnet so as I assumed it is in fact steel but doubling?
     
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  11. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    Other than all the damage to the one cent, how does it look different and why do you think it's a doubled die?
     
  12. CeciliaS81

    CeciliaS81 Member

    I dont know if its doubled I posted another pic im still a little new to coins learning as I go along
     

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  13. enamel7

    enamel7 Junior Member

    No it's not doubling. It's a steel cent. I don't know why people want to over think these things. People that start throwing in statements like if it doesn't stick to a magnet it might be a Chinese counterfeit need to just say nothing.
     
  14. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    The poster said if it DOESN'T stick to a magnet that's no good.
    Steel cents stick to a magnet.
    Copper cents do not stick to a magnet.
    IF A 1943 COPPER CENT DOES NOT STICK TO A MAGNET,
    THAT MEANS IT IS NOT A STEEL CENT, BUT A COPPER CENT.
    THE 1943 COPPER CENT IS INCREDIBLY VALUABLE.
    AND MOST LIKELY, IT IS A CHINESE COUNTERFEIT.
    But my previous post was self explanatory.
     
  15. enamel7

    enamel7 Junior Member

    The poster said it definitely sticks to a magnet.
     
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