1944 D penny steel?

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by bryan monk, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. bryan monk

    bryan monk New Member

    I have a 1944 D penny. It’s magnetic but th weight seems off at 3.7 grams. It is extra thick. I do not know much about coins. Coming here for help. What should I do.
     

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  3. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Could have been plated in an attempt to con someone into thinking it was a ‘44 steel cent.
     
  4. bryan monk

    bryan monk New Member

    Would plating give enough provide enough mental to be able to be picked up by an ordinary kitchen magnet?
     
  5. bryan monk

    bryan monk New Member

    Wow should really proof read my posts. Haha
     
  6. EdThelorax

    EdThelorax Active Member

    There are many counterfeits on ebay, Amazon, Etsy, Alibaba and such. The rims look too wide but it is hard to tell much from so far away. Some close ups may help determine more. Knowing the source you acquired it from may give you insight as to the possibility of authenticity.
     
  7. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

    First, welcome to the neighborhood, Bryan!

    Yes, we need better enlargements of your coin. You need to (1) crop out all of the unnecessary background, then (2) resize the images before posting them to your thread. Be sure to use the "Full Image" option rather than the "Thumbnail".

    Chris
     
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  8. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Looks like it was played and then put into a jewelry bezel. Will need better photos. I’d suggest weighing it, but that won’t help, due to extra metal.
     
  9. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    Definitely in a bezel, it is most likely the bezel that is magnetic.
     
  10. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Exactly what I was thinking. Being that it is in a bezel it certainly adorned a jewelry related item at some point. That gives me reason to think that if a jeweler needed the piece in a bezel, then he also had reason to plate the cent.
     
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