Need Help Determining Value

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by ToddB67, Jun 4, 2023.

  1. ToddB67

    ToddB67 Junior Member

    Hi All!

    I need help determining the value of the attached 1943 US Steel Cent Collection from the Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco Mints in a Clear Plastic Case.

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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Hello Todd! I think that we would need better Pics to determine value and if they're plated or not? Thanks! :)
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  4. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Brother can you spare a trime? Supporter

    Usually, the coins in those "collectible" cases are polished or plated and have no numismatic value.
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  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    They look reprocessed to me.
  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    I've seen those sets being sold at flea markets for like $3.00 - $5.00 or best offer o_O
  7. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Brother can you spare a trime? Supporter

    And I saw them in a dealer's $1 junk box at the TNA show on Friday.
  8. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Maybe 10 bucks
  9. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Reprocessed and sold in a set as an example, IMHO

    Fun to keep, but you aren't going to get coffee at StarBucks with it.
  10. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    Great Birthday gifts for kids . . .

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  11. desertgem

    desertgem Senior Errer Collecktor

    From an advertisement in a 1960's coin magazine. No legal warning or suggestion of implying of faked coins since the customer had to provide the coins to be processed. Most of the fake copper 43s came from several USA companies.
    But they are easy to tell. The steel cents were punched out of zinc covered grey steel sheets. So if yours have a dull gray edge it is possible original, if the edge is shiny, its replated ( details for sure). Jim

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  12. ToddB67

    ToddB67 Junior Member

    Well guys, it appears that my 1943 coin set in a plastic case are all plated, because the edges are definitely smooth and shiny, so of course not of much value.

    Thanks to one and all for your help! ;)

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