1944 Steel Penny overdate 1943

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by logos, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. logos

    logos New Member

    Hello Everyone,
    I just have a coin I need you to review! I just got to it acouple days ago but I had it for a year or so. I sent pictures to other of the coin but they do not see what I see or they just do not want to believe its true. The coin in a 1944 Steel Penny S mint mark overdate 1943. You can see behind the date the scratch cloud and the S mint mark is smeared. else the 3 is not from the same strike. Now behind the date and the cloud you can see 1944 atleast the tops of the 4's. Please tell me what you think! IMG_20191120_214858_917.jpg IMG_20191120_214858_921.jpg IMG_20191120_214858_924.jpg IMG_20191120_214858_926.jpg IMG_20191120_214858_928.jpg IMG_20191120_214858_936.jpg 55625903_918b_IMG_20191112_091840.jpg 20191115_061233.jpg IMG_20191120_214858_917.jpg IMG_20191120_214858_921.jpg
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  3. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    Hi - glad you took my suggestion to post it here.

    I'll let others reply with info on your 43-S Steel Cent.
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  4. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Welcome to CT. We get a lot of unconventional questions here. First if this were a 1943 cent struck on a 1944, how would they have gotten the 1944 cent in 1943. Second, is it magnetic? No 1944 cents were.
  5. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Is this John?
  6. MatrixMP-9

    MatrixMP-9 Well-Known Member

    I have no idea and its hard on my computer to see the photos. I do see a top of a "4" though. My question is why the hell someone would change a coin for a multi thousand dollar coin to a few cent coin?
  7. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    This one sentence quoted from you tells me you have already made up your mind. And if it was Fred you first showed it to, then you got an honest answer. If you are convinced, your next step would be to submit to a TPG for examination. Best of luck on this.
  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    A 1944 steel cent is worth big bucks but a 1944 converted to a 1943? What's the value in that? When I try to enlarge on my cell phone it gets too blurry to see. But then, I can't get over the pricing.

    I think you have a 1943-S that the steel has been affected and makes it look like an 4 under the 3, like in small bumps in the correct places. I just can't see the coins surface clear enough.

    Welcome to CT.
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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I read that and dismissed it as I couldn't make sense of it. Nice call.
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  10. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Maybe they aren't smoking the same stuff you are smoking.

  11. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Huh...Not even sure what to say...lol
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  12. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    I see what you feel is a 4, but it is just a random mark that resembles the top of a 4. It isn't even the same size as the digits in the date.
  13. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Not sure of any overdates for this series.
    But since it is clearly a 1943 steelie,
    as Kentucky mentioned, if it were an overdate
    it would have to be over 1942.
    Yours is a time machine coin. Not possible.
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  14. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Is it magnetic?
  15. logos

    logos New Member

    yes its magnetic. The coin had to been scratched by the engraver just as they did for other overdate coins. Nobodies heard of it! Ok! Yes but who says this is not one then!
  16. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Anyone who has even the slightest idea of how the whole minting process works lol.
  17. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    Nice "Gotcha".:D
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  18. logos

    logos New Member

    ok! Thanx everyone! Can anyone tell me what this is then. 1988 penny and its not magnetic! I can not see cracking or peeling.

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  19. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Someone stripped the copper plating from it. Just damage.
  20. logos

    logos New Member

    ok! Thanx. Does anyone have a 1970 Quarter stuck on a 1941 canadian?
  21. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Someone somewhere does. I highly doubt you do. Actually, beyond a shadow of a doubt.
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