How High Will It Go? 1943 Bronze Cent

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Evan8, Jul 6, 2022.

  1. Evan8

    Evan8 A Little Off Center

    Last edited: Jul 6, 2022
  2. Avatar

    Guest User Guest

    to hide this ad.
  3. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    Nah, it'll break $300K
    Evan8 likes this.
  4. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie


    green18 and Evan8 like this.
  5. erscolo

    erscolo Well-Known Member

    Way more than I can afford (already there).
    Evan8 likes this.

    KBBPLL Well-Known Member

    Quite a few sold over the past five years. I'll say $240k.
    Evan8 and Morgandude11 like this.
  7. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    I will say a quarter mil. With BP.
    Evan8 likes this.
  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I think it will break $300,000.
    Cheech9712 and Evan8 like this.
  9. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    $315,000 There will some rich guy or girl that just has to have this trophy coin to show off for bragging rights.
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2022
    Evan8 likes this.
  10. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer A Caretaker, can't take it with me

    Adding to the allure is the grease filled die and it being a woody.

    I'm going with $261,094.82 with BP of course ;)
    CygnusCC and Evan8 like this.
  11. Vertigo

    Vertigo Did someone say bust?

    For a penny? Why?
    Evan8 likes this.
  12. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer A Caretaker, can't take it with me

    5 days and counting, still at $192k w/BP
    Evan8 likes this.
  13. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

  14. jfreakofkorn

    jfreakofkorn Well-Known Member

    It ll make someone happy

    Not an everyday item
    Cheech9712 and Evan8 like this.
  15. Mike Thornton

    Mike Thornton Learning something new everyday.

    I really don’t have a clue. I heard it was found in circulation but I can’t believe it floated around this long, if it did.
    Treasures are still out there.
    Cheech9712 and Evan8 like this.
  16. Evan8

    Evan8 A Little Off Center

    Not a penny. It's a *cent* :)

    Struck on bronze in a year it should have been struck on zinc plated steel.
    masterswimmer likes this.
  17. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer A Caretaker, can't take it with me

    IF in fact it was found in circulation, that doesn't mean its been floating around in circulation for 75 years. Odds are hugely in favor of it finding its way out of someone's prized collection after they passed away, or stolen, or possibly even someone releasing it for karma (highly unlikely, but hey, someone found it, right?).
    Cheech9712 and KBBPLL like this.
  18. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    I got a question. Is the theory on this a stray or leftover copper planchet struck in the normal course?
  19. KBBPLL

    KBBPLL Well-Known Member

    Buried in the listing under the NGC roster it says "25. AU50. Certification #366928-001, this was a prior certification of the present coin that still appears in the NGC Census as of 6/15/22."

    I don't know how old a 6-digit cert# at NGC is (or how they determined this is the same coin) but perhaps that's a clue for how long this one has been known. The blurb email I got from Heritage headlined it as "newly-discovered" and goes on to say "This is a previously unknown specimen", but the item description only says "No prior auction record." They're giving the impression that it was recently found roll hunting or something, but the reality is that it's probably been kicked around privately for a long time.
    Cheech9712 likes this.
  20. KBBPLL

    KBBPLL Well-Known Member

    The story is in the auction link and coinweek link posted above, but essentially yes. The bronze planchets were stuck in the tote bins, leftover from 1942.
  21. Evan8

    Evan8 A Little Off Center

    It's always been my suspicion that these were accidently struck from leftover planchets from 1942. In the same idea that the 1944 steel cents were struck from leftover steel planchets of 1943.

    However, "deliberately" has also been a word that hangs around certain errors. That also wouldn't surprise me with these either.
    Cheech9712 and Cliff Reuter like this.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page