Can someone help me out with these pennies?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Sportlavaca, Sep 27, 2020.

  1. Sportlavaca

    Sportlavaca New Member

    1. 2002D without a copper layer 20200927_050234-ccfopt-ccfopt (1).jpg 20200927_080117.jpg 2. Looks like a 1957D proof. 20200927_080141.jpg 20200927_080218.jpg 3.1943 steel pennies. 20200927_080327.jpg
     
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  3. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & passionate numismatist Moderator

    • The 2002-D without a copper layer was likely etched by acid (but wait for a more experienced opinion on that).
    • The 1957-D is definitely not a proof. (And no proofs were struck in Denver anyway.) It appears to have been plated or chromed somehow. This was often done for coins that were put on the vintage charm bracelets that were in vogue around the 1950s and early 1960s. That slight irregularity at 6:00 on the rim at the bottom of the reverse may or may not have been where there was an attachment to put it on the charm bracelet. It is worth face value as-is. Maybe two or three cents since it's a Wheatie.
    • What did you want to know about the 1943 steel cents?
     
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  4. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    This is just a guess, but the 2002D looks like environmental or chemical damage. No proofs were struck in Denver in 1957.
     
  5. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    Not much to add except cents were made out of steel in 1943 to save copper for the war effort.
     
  6. Sportlavaca

    Sportlavaca New Member

    Any values to the 43 steels?
     
  7. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & passionate numismatist Moderator

    Trifling; perhaps up to a quarter apiece in average circulated condition, which those are.
     
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  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    The 2002-D looks like environmental damage. It could also be from acid so it's PMD or post mint damage.

    The 1947-D was minted in Denver so not a proof. It looks like it was plated at one time but is wearing off.

    The 1943 steel Cents are all normal. I can buy them for $.17 each at my LCS, local coin shop.

    Welcome to CT.
     
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  9. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    IM, not a proof, average condition minimum value. Good luck
     
  10. Sportlavaca

    Sportlavaca New Member

    Thanks for everyone's input!!
     
  11. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

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  12. Sportlavaca

    Sportlavaca New Member

    Actually I'm really enjoying all coins, in fact could yall help me out with this dime? Not sure of the date. It looks like it was punched on a wrong blank. But I'm just guessing!! Its weight is 2.0 grams.. 20200927_131337.jpg 20200927_131303.jpg
     
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  13. Sportlavaca

    Sportlavaca New Member

    And also thanks for the links!!
     
  14. Sportlavaca

    Sportlavaca New Member

    This is it on top of another dime. 20200927_132433.jpg
     
  15. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    I can’t see the edge but I’ll guess it’s smooth
    That = Damage
     
  16. Sportlavaca

    Sportlavaca New Member

    It still has the rim and if u look closely at the strike u see it didn't fit within the rim...
     
  17. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & passionate numismatist Moderator

    The dime appears to be a dryer coin.

    That's PMD (post-mint damage).
     
  18. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    The Dime is the smallest coin we have. What blank would it have been minted on?
     
  19. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    I can see the smooth edge on your first obverse picture since you were not directly overhead
     
  20. TonkawaBill

    TonkawaBill Active Member

    Welcome
     
  21. Sportlavaca

    Sportlavaca New Member

    I heard we make or use to make coins for other countries and I've heard of blanks getting mixed in.
    I have no idea thats why I am asking, I would like to learn these things and I appreciate everyone that has taken the time to help with my curiosity..
     
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