bronze steel penny

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Jon Zern, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. Jon Zern

    Jon Zern Member

    have a 1943 bronze steel penny. Where could I have it authenticated?
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  3. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    If it is steel, it is not bronze. If it is bronze it is not steel.
    However, you did create an original oxymoron.
    Are you saying, you have a bronze 1943?
    Chances are you don't.
  4. kanga

    kanga 60 Year Collector

    Is it attracted to a magnet?
    If so it's not a real bronze '43.
  5. Jon Zern

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  7. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    Then there's no reason to get it authenticated.
  8. Jon Zern

    Jon Zern Member

    Chances are I might not have a bronze penny. All, I can say at this point ai's a 1943 steel penny that is bronze. That is reason wanting to get it authenticated.
  9. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Well-Known Member

    So it's a steel cent with a bronze color? That's just environmental damage and doesn't add any value.
  10. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    Does it look something like this? DSC05332.JPG DSC05334.JPG
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  11. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Doubled Die.. Not Double! Supporter

    Why don't you just post a picture? o_O Of whatever it is you claim to have
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  12. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    I understand your reasoning, sir, and was only trying to save you some money. The rarity and value of a 1943 copper cent doesn't come from its color - it's not simply a steel cent that happens to be copper colored - but from its metal content. You've already admitted that your coin is, in fact, attracted to a magnet, which indicates that it's not of the proper content to be what you're hoping. Please do understand that even beyond plated novelties and knock-offs, plain/average circulated examples of steel cents can discolor, sometimes giving brownish appearance. Without clear photos of the coin I can only speculate as to what it likely is, but unfortunately, the aforementioned magnet fact is sufficient to quite confidently state what it is not.

    That said, there may be an exceedingly slim possibility of it being struck on a foreign planchet, and if memory serves me, I believe this has been discussed in one of the many, many, many other threads on this very subject if you wish to look into it. Please do understand that the chances are immeasurably slim though, and in no way am I suggesting this likely.
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  13. Jon Zern

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  14. Jon Zern

    Jon Zern Member

    appreciate the many comments. i was not concerned about the value. maybe i should have stated what would cause it to change color. I do not agree it would turn brown as someone stated. I have a number of steel pennies and they ALL rusted none turn to a color like bronze.
  15. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    Unfortunately advertisements like this one ( from Numismatic Scrapbook in the 1960) greatly increased the number of 'fake' copper coins around. Probably 1000s for every actual one. They call it a gag. It wasn't illegal because you have to supply the coins, they just copper plated it with 2 coats of coin copper for you.

  16. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    Hence the repeated suggestion to post photos, carefully choosing words/terms used, and the emphasis on the fact that at this point in time, all one can do is speculate.
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  17. Bruce DiLego

    Bruce DiLego Member

    I have a comment on steel pennies. I have just found a roll of 1943 steel pennies from a grey sheet BU that I forgot I had. I started looking at them and they all appear to be the 1943 DDO FS-101 coins. Here is a pic of one and if so do I send all 50 in to be graded? Any thoughts?

    Attached Files:

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  18. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Doubled Die.. Not Double! Supporter

    You should create your very own unique thread and show those beautiful Cents!
    Ask the the same question there. You will get many more responses.
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  19. Bruce DiLego

    Bruce DiLego Member

    Thanks, I am new to this and not sure how to do that but I will try
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  20. Does your coin look like this ? 1943-Lincoln-Head-Cent-copy-coins-High-Quality.jpg
  21. Bruce DiLego

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