Patriotic coins of WW11

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  1. James.R

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  3. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Probably about $3. All the coins are common: melt value for the dime and nickel.
    The cent is “reprocessed” so it’s worth about $0.10.

    total value should not exceed $3, with a potential for $5 if someone really loves the holder
  4. James.R

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    How can you tell if a coin is reprocessed? And what exactly does that mean??
  5. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Basically those steel cents get replated in zinc. You can tell because they are EXTRA shiny; most “unreprocessed” steel cents aren’t super shiny; they have luster within being mirror reflective, if that makes sense
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  6. medoraman

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    Yeah. Once you have seen a few hundred original steel cents, the "reprocessed", (basically recoated), cents look like shiny paint was applied to them. The original coins were coated but then struck, which liquified the zinc and made for a more uniform, less shiny, outside layer.
  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Worth about $3.00. The Cent has been replated butvthe correct term is reprocessed. All common coins.
  8. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Here is a 1943 steel cent with the original surface. It has frosty luster, not shiny luster.

    1943 War Cent O.jpg 1943 War Cent R.jpg
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