Lincoln World War ll series - Have question-need help

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by AK Polly, May 4, 2018.

  1. AK Polly

    AK Polly Supporter! Supporter

    I have been asked if I would be interested in a World War ll Lincoln Penny Series. There are 9 cents in the sealed plastic case. 1943, 1943D,1943S. The same for 1944 and 1945. It says United States Minted Coin Set. There is a stamp tthat says SSCA c1992.
    I am not familiar with this set at all. The 1943 series are steel and look like uncirculated coins, The other years do not. I would like information. Also what are they worth if anything. Second set of photos of the coin are of the same coin with different lighting.
     

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  3. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    Worth $1.00 at the MOST! Cleaned and circulated coins that will never be worth more than a couple of cents each.
     
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  4. CircCam

    CircCam Victory Dance

    The steel Cents look reprocessed. No real collectible value as a whole beyond buying it as a souvenir if you personally like it.
     
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  5. justafarmer

    justafarmer Senior Member

    Is it even a complete Lincoln WWII set? Didn't the US issue a declaration of war against Japan on December 8th 1941, the day after Pearl Harbor?
     
  6. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    No
     
  7. JPeace$

    JPeace$ Coinaholic

    This set was likely put together in 1992 by a company that re-packaged the coins. I don't know much about SSCA, but you could google them if you'd like. The coins in sets like these are usually of lower quality.

    If you'd like to collect Lincoln cents from this era, you can do in a variety of ways.

    2 ways:
    1. Buy a book on Lincoln cents and learn to grade them. Learn how to detect cleaning, dips and other issues with the coins
      1. Then buy them "raw" yourself and put them in a Capitol Plastics holder
    2. Buy them individually graded by one of the top 4 TPG's
    IMO, you'll have more fun doing it this way and you'll learn something about the hobby. Jumping in blind to this hobby can/will usually cause financial heartburn.
     
  8. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Made my heart skip a beat there for a moment. I thought you had turned up some of the War Series Lincoln cents. When the Mint was testing materials for the replacement for copper for the cent during WWII, they produced a series of pattern cents where the date was replaced with "WAR SERIES" in two lines, and the two mottos swapped. We know these were made, but none are known today.
     
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  9. USCoinCollector42

    USCoinCollector42 Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't buy it if I were you. Those are all common date coins that are worth at most 5 cents each. Plus, the reason those steel cents look uncirculated is because they are reprocessed. The original surface was plated over with another magnetic metal.
     
  10. AK Polly

    AK Polly Supporter! Supporter

    I want to thank you all for your responses and guidance. i will pass on this purchase and do more research on the World War ll coins
     
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  12. AK Polly

    AK Polly Supporter! Supporter

    Yes, it looks like the same set.
     
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