Is my 1943 Copper Cent real?

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  1. diamonddaisy27

    diamonddaisy27 New Member

    IMG_4992.JPG Hi everyone. I have acquired a 1943 lincoln cent that does not stick to a magnet and does not have the common "8" fabrication. I have posted photos. It weighs 3.11 grams exactly. Sorry for the terrible lighting in the photos as they were taken through a magnifying glass. Can anyone let me know what they think of this peice and if it is worth getting it graded. Thank you
     

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  3. Man I'd might would have to submit that one for verification.
     
  4. IanC

    IanC Numismatist

    Awesome find! If I got one of those, the first thing I'd do, (after making sure it doesn't stick to a magnet, etc), is send it to PCGS for grading :)
     
  5. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Changed your pic for easier viewing.
    I don't know enough about it, the S looks off to me.
    1943S.png
     
  6. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    I believe this is the 1 1943-S copper that is known. And the mint mark has more pronounced serifs.
    US0001-Lincoln-Wheat-1943-S-Bronze-56a178c73df78cf7726afcb0.jpg
     
  7. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Can't edit here? What a pain.
    That doesn't mean yours is fake, as it could have been produced from different dies where the mint mark was not identical to this one.
    But the odds of yours being real are very low.
     
  8. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot

    The mint mark being the wrong shape is a definite red flag. I would send the coin in for authentication if the weight is within tolerance.
     
  9. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    How many different types of S's are known on the 1943 cent?
     
  10. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot

  11. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    How many different types of S's are known on the 1943?
     
  12. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Sorry for the double post. Had a glitch.
    So the one with the serifs is the only one. Thanks.
     
  13. IanC

    IanC Numismatist

    As others have said, the "S" does look different. I would still send it in for grading, though, because then you could know for sure if it is a counterfeit.
     
  14. Arussell7414

    Arussell7414 New Member

    I have 4 real steal pennies too bad they are not copper
     
  15. Autoturf

    Autoturf Well-Known Member

    looks legit enough to get graded, but my eyes are not as good as I think. that's the best pic I can get with my phone. found my coin on ngc site 4819859-020
    IMG_20190430_123119043.jpg
     
  16. Autoturf

    Autoturf Well-Known Member

    looks like I have a weak struck 4, I hadent noticed till now.
     
  17. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    It looks like a weak strike but it is actually debris that filled the numeral 4 on the Die.
    It's reffered to as a Struck Through grease.
    Nothing really major.
     
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  18. Autoturf

    Autoturf Well-Known Member

    Ok thank you.
     
  19. Bubbles hehehe

    Bubbles hehehe New Member

    Due to the lack of copper in the second world war, America used zinc. There were many error during the planchet process and they contained most of the accident but still some copper pennies got out of the building, those are now worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
     
  20. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Welcome, Bubbles. I see you are twelve years old and you sound like you have studied some numismatics. We have several younger members here and it's refreshing to see coin collecting embraced by the younger generation. I'll look forward to seeing some of your collecting interests. Welcome to the forum.
     
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