Just for fun - plated 1943 cents

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  1. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    I know I am a very mediocre photographer, but I ran across these coins and thought I would post the photos I took...first a word of explanation. I was trying to clean some copper coins by dipping (don't remember exactly what I was using...maybe citric acid) and not doing so good. I had a 1943 zinc lying there and gave it a try in the same solution. I was surprised by the results, so I decided to make the set - P, D and S. The lower right is just a nice steelie.
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  3. derkerlegand

    derkerlegand Well-Known Member

    struck on 1943 US cent planchets
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  4. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    I like finding these with feeder finger rubs on the reverse.
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  5. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    I think the 1943 steel cent is a fun coin to collect in all different forms.
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  7. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    Belgium 1944 Battle of the Bulge
    As the German army blasted through Belgium, my father’s unit, the 9th Armored Division was at Bastogne
    When he returned home he brought this memory back. C909C3DA-1D25-4FEA-B325-677DAA41473F.jpeg 0D152C29-5325-4A65-856B-ADA10048B384.jpeg 09148A6D-D7CA-4BAF-92C4-8E78B0F0CCEF.jpeg 9F089650-14AB-4D39-B1FE-E9DE2EA0CD60.jpeg 3F9C9082-337D-4C76-87D1-8D9D14D15E49.jpeg
    The one coin I’ll never sell
  8. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    I should add that the 1944 Belgian 2 Franc zinc plated steel coin was minted in Philadelphia mint from leftover US 1943 cent production.
    War still raging in Europe in 1944 so the US supplied currency for our allies
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    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

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