Is this 1944 penny a fake?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Coinnewbe, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Coinnewbe

    Coinnewbe New Member

    This coin has a steel rim band, is it a true error or a fake? 20190107_145501.jpg
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  3. Coinnewbe

    Coinnewbe New Member

    Reverse side, it has a steel rim band compressed on it and looks like someone was trying to take the rim off.

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  4. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    Is that a bezel with a chain loop?
    What does the backside look like?
  5. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    Its a bezel
    Someone made it into jewelry
  6. Coinnewbe

    Coinnewbe New Member

    I can't tell! I thought it was but the more I looked at it looks like it's a tear where someone tried to remove it.
    See pic in my second post. Reverse
  7. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Plated. You can see the copper under it.
    Not a fake. A real penny that was plated and made into jewelry.
    Probably the person's birth year.
  8. Coinnewbe

    Coinnewbe New Member

    Yes there is visible copper. ThankS
  9. Coinnewbe

    Coinnewbe New Member

    So this is probably just jewelry that someone had made.
    I thought it might be too. I just wanted to check because I bought a complete notebook of coins several years ago at a estate sale. Was going through and noticed it so best to check with experts.

  10. SilverDollar2017

    SilverDollar2017 Morgan dollars

    Looks like a bezel (jewelry).
  11. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Every time I see one of those it has the same tear on the reverse where it got torn off of whatever it was on.
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