1973 No mint mark Aluminum Penny

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  1. Jeffrey Dean

    Jeffrey Dean New Member

    You misunderstood the article. There were a small handful that were made in 1973, the article ALSO mentions that it was rumored there were some made in 1974 as well (but cannot substantiate it).
     
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  3. Jeffrey Dean

    Jeffrey Dean New Member

    You misunderstood the article. It speaks of BOTH types of coins. The 1973 and the 1974.
     
  4. rickmp

    rickmp Frequently flatulent.

    Once again, there are not and never have been any aluminum pennies dated 1973!
    None! None! None! None! None! None! None! None! None! None! None! None! None!
     
  5. Jeffrey Dean

    Jeffrey Dean New Member

    Yes, well the article I am reading is very poor. According to other research I've done the coin in question was dated 1974 as you all are saying, but the article leads us to believe it's talking about two different coins, a 1973 and a "rumored" 1974.

    If the coin the article is discussing is dated 1974 then it's ridiculous for the article to say "The government has no record that 1974-D aluminum cents, as the coins are called, were made at the Denver Mint, but there are rumors to the contrary." Apparently, it's not just a "rumor" if someone has one for auction...

    Just a poorly written piece that's all.
     
  6. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    As stated, NO 1973 dated aluminum cents were made. Check some other sources for more accurate information. There is a pretty good article on the PCGS website.
     
  7. Crystal Pelous

    Crystal Pelous New Member

    9717A24F-C70D-4E8C-9353-EF9E573A5A9A.jpeg 2FCEBED9-7B7E-459D-8AE6-96E509B39F07.jpeg 34BCC45B-5D75-4AE5-B10D-E97EB1B1902B.jpeg I have a 1973 penny that weighs 2.5g what metal would this be? And are these common? It is stamped more than once. And the date is inside out of that makes any since. If I can figure out how to upload pictures I will add to this post. Any info on if this is common weight and what kind of error is this if the weight isn’t supposed to be 2.5. I can’t find anything on this coin. It keeps bringing me to 1974 aluminum penny but this is a 1973 and the weight is 2.5 and color looks like normal penny with worn spots showing a silver color. Any info greatly appreciated.
     
  8. Crystal Pelous

    Crystal Pelous New Member

    F9524ED5-F2BD-4055-87D8-0CFF7BA8BA7E.jpeg CDA7859E-AAEE-4BD8-8316-74A095827EA3.jpeg 53E2ECA3-89C5-49DB-BF51-3C2BF854264B.jpeg Here is The other side of coming also
     
  9. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    That's not a 1973.
    The 1973 is backwards. Which means it was pressed into your
    copper plated zinc coin (with a vise or pliers) and it is supposed to weigh 2.5 grams. Your coin is damaged. It's worth 1 cent if someone will accept it.
    This thread is supposed to be about aluminum cents, but don't worry because
    this thread was dead long ago.
     
  10. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    Agree. that is a copper plated zinc cent newer than 1973, and a 1973 cent was sandwiched with it to impress the detail into the coin.

    you can see the zinc showing on the rim in the damage.

    this is someone's "vise job". it's a damaged cent that's all.
     
  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    The penny has been plated and is only worth one cent. A lot of these things are done as a high school science project. Welcome to CT.
     
  12. Crystal Pelous

    Crystal Pelous New Member

    Thank you
     
  13. matthew jones

    matthew jones New Member

    THE 1944 COPPER "COULDN'T EXIST FOR DECADES UNTIL ONE WAS FOUND AND ALL THE HERD THINKERS SHUT THEIR PRESUMPTIVE MOUTHS. THERE ARE MANY INTANCES WHERE A WRONG PLANCEHET IS USED FOR THE WRONG COIN. MANY MANY INSTANCES OF THIS OVER DECADES. IT IS EASY TO BELIEVE THAT AN ALUMINUN PLANCHET WAS STUCK IN 1973 TO DO A TEST STRIKE FOR THE 1974'S. ALSO, MILLIONS OF ALUMINUM PLANCHETS WERE MADE IN 1972 AND 1973 TESTING AND STRIKING OVER A MILLION PENNYS BEFORE THEY WERE ?ALL? DESTROYED? NOT LIKELY. IT IS EASY TO BELIEVE THERE ARE 1972 ALUMINUM COINS STRUCK BY 1972 DIES FOR TEST PURPOSES. ANY THING CAN AND HAS BEEN STUCK ON THE WRONG PLANCHET. GET OVER IT AND STOP SAYING "IT IS IMPOSSIBLE THERE IS ONE", OR, NONE ARE IN EXISTANCE. YOU DON'T KNOW, THEY DIDN'T KNOW UNTIL A 1944 COPPER AND A 1942 D COPPER WAS FOUND MADE BY TWO DIFFERENT MINTS. WAS THERE A 1944 S COPPER FOUND? LOOK IT UP. OH, YES, THAT'S RIGHT:"THERE COULDN'T BE ONE!"; UNLESS THERE IS!
     
  14. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    Uhh, 1944 copper cents are very common and so are 1942 D's.
     
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  15. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I think you meant the 1943 Copper o_O
    Wrong again.. 1943 Copper :facepalm:
    Yes.. but you mean 1943 :banghead:

    Before you crap on us the knowlegable members you should get the correct facts! Crapping on this forum is against forum rules. Keep it up and you will be reported.
     
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  16. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Supporter! Supporter

    Facts don’t matter to deluded people
     
  17. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Learn about the mint first, then move on to coins.
     
  18. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    Hey @matthew jones I have a 44 copper, late die state, what do you think it is worth? Polish_20210110_094304955.jpg
     
  19. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Uncleaned and in MS condition anywhere from $1- $5.
    If this coin is legit, I am probably in the $2-$3 ballpark. Some interesting wear on the obverse 11-1 o'clock on the rim. And some dark spots on the reverse. If the coin is AU-details (cleaned) then I am down to 10 cents.
     
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  21. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    I believe it is die deterioration causing letters to go into the rim on the obverse. My question though was really rhetorical to Mr. Jones as he stated in his shouting post that a 44 copper was some desired coin. Along with a 42 D and 44S. Here is my 42 D...not sure if I have a picture of one of my 44 S LWCs. Polish_20210110_171716218.jpg
     
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