Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Myka Gilliam, Sep 26, 2023.
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It's not a Doubled Die variety.
A quick way is to look at the edge. Processed coins have the edge plated as well. An unplated, original coin will show the edge in its natural state.
YES, its color. After you see enough of them it will become very easy. That's because women usually have a better eye for detail than men.
The reflection in your image is causing the edge to look like copper. Another image of the edge with color as good as the obverse or reverse would be great.
In general, 1943 cents start out as brilliant silver gray and deteriorate from there until they turn gray (as your image shows) or dark gray. If the coin is shiny, it is replated or polished.
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