Is my 1943 Copper Cent real?

Discussion in 'Frequently Asked Questions' started by National dealer, May 27, 2004.

  1. Isaac Weitkuhn

    Isaac Weitkuhn Active Member

    a pic would be nice,
     
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  3. -Andy-

    -Andy- Andrew B. -Andy- YN

    I have a 1943 Steel cent
     
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  4. cooltrex

    cooltrex Member

    Yea I have a couple. XD
     
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  5. longarm

    longarm Just another Jewish Carpenter

    Are the copper colored steel cents worth anything?
     
  6. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    They are unusual but common. Here is an advertisement from Numismatic Notebook magazine in the 1960s. You send in your 1943 steel cent ( so they couldn't be said to be selling them ) for a collector's gag ( joke).




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  7. longarm

    longarm Just another Jewish Carpenter

    That's too funny....thanks
     
  8. Jamiew81

    Jamiew81 New Member

    I just acquired a 1943 copper penny that I have the date to be unaltered. I have tested the penny with a magnet and it is not attracted to the magnet. The stamping looks exceptionally well on the coin. What else can I do to check the authenticity of the coin?
     
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  9. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    Posting clear photos of a reasonable size would probably be a good idea. The devil can often be in the details, which is the one thing we may best be able to help you with.
     
  10. Kevin herber

    Kevin herber New Member

    I have a 1943 copper coated penny . You can see the date clear . But it sticks to a magnet . Could this be worth anything
     
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  11. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    If it sticks to a magnet it's steel. If you say it's copper coated then it's coated! Worth 1C :yack:
     
  12. CoinTom

    CoinTom New Member

    only magnetic ones are real
     
  13. Coin Kid

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  14. Coin Kid

    Coin Kid Member

    Those 1974 cents have an intresting story.
     
  15. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    They are auctioning off a glass cent at Heritage.
     
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  17. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

  18. Annceola

    Annceola New Member

    I have a 1943 wheat penny with the d mint mark. I am not sure I should even attempt to have it looked at it have heard so much about fakes. I found several steel 43 and it passes the magnet test but probably not the fake test
     
  19. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    If you can take and then post clear photos, perhaps the board can assist you. It's good that you understand it's likely not the real deal, but there's no harm in being sure.
     
  20. Mint Mark

    Mint Mark Junior Member

    If I recall correctly (some of you oldtimers can confirm this), one of the COINage magazine issues from 1974 had a large photo of the aluminum penny on its cover.
     
  21. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot Supporter

    I remember that cover!
     
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