1943 wheat penny

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Gunner1944, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. Gunner1944

    Gunner1944 Member

    I can not get any pictures do to the penny being severely deteriorated. The date can be seen with a mag. loupe. In this state, would it be worth anything? I will be taking it to a local jeweler to have him see if he may get pictures, and verify that it is a 1943.
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  3. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    If it's corroded, it won't be worth anything,
    especially if you can't even see the date due
    to the rust or corrosion.
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  4. Kentucky

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    1943 cents can be found at most dealers in jars at $0.25 each or 5/$1, and they are in better shape than this.
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  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Doubled Die.. Not Double! Supporter

    Question.. You never stated that it's a 1943 deteriorated Steel Cent. Is that what you have? Or do you think you have a 1943 Copper Cent?
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  6. Amos 811

    Amos 811 DisMember

    copper would be a nice find.
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  7. juris klavins

    juris klavins Active Member

    If it's copper, it's a rarity, but the very poor condition might render it more of a curiosity piece than something with big numismatic value. Lots of counterfeits were made by re-tooling (altering) the dates on 1948 cents.
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  8. Gunner1944

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  9. Fred Weinberg

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  10. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    Actually, you mentioned that you can't see
    the date, unless you use a mag. glass, and
    it's 'very deteriorated'

    It's not a 1943 Copper Cent
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  11. Gunner1944

    Gunner1944 Member

    It is not attracted to a magnet. I found it metal detecting. I will post a picture when I can get one that shows some definition.
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  13. Gunner1944

    Gunner1944 Member

    I can see the date with a magnifying loupe.
  14. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    Yes, I agree it will be copper.

    I'm saying it's not going to be
    a genuine 1943.
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  15. Gunner1944

    Gunner1944 Member

    it is copper
  16. Gunner1944

    Gunner1944 Member

    explain what would not be genuine please.
  17. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    It's either a non-1943 copper
    cent that the date can't be read
    properly due to the corrosion
    or surface damage (probably)


    It's a counterfeit 1943 Copper
    Cent, if you can read the date properly.

    (I'm closing the office now, so I won't
    be back to reply or answer till tomorrow
  18. Gunner1944

    Gunner1944 Member

    this is the best I can do for a picture. 1943 wheat penny.jpg
  19. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    1945 is my guess.
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    vintagemintage Well-Known Member

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