possible 1943 penny error

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Loken, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. Loken

    Loken New Member

    okay, i have a steelie with a very faint 4 like so faint you barly see it, the coin is like all most perfect execpt for that, and i know its not because of wear, becauce, like i said, the rest is immaculate, and i found this webpage about some ladys husbands steelie that is discribed just like mine is, and it said error coin on it, i know you guys appreciate pictures but i cant really get you one due to my PC's complete terribleness. if you have any info, or theorys i would appreciate it, and possible a estament of how much its worth, although i have no plans on selling it
     
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  3. rockdude

    rockdude Coin Collector

    What happened to your coin is that it was struck with a filled die, whether it be grease or whatever, the die was filled. I would say they have no extra value but I sold one like it about 6 months ago for over $30. Go figure that one out.

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  4. Loken

    Loken New Member

    thank you for the reply, at least i can say mine is special, plus mine looks brand new, like just out of the mint, so its still worth something
     
  5. CoinKeeper

    CoinKeeper Keeper of Coins

    Like this :D.....

    (MS66)
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  6. Loken

    Loken New Member

    yes! exactly! is it yours?
     
  7. CoinKeeper

    CoinKeeper Keeper of Coins

  8. coppercoins

    coppercoins certifiably unstable

    These are nearly as common as 1943 cents without filled digits. A decent amount of the weakness is due to the strange die wear that shows on a lot of 1943 cents. No premium value, and not really even special. Viewed by many as more of a detriment than an addition.
     
  9. bqcoins

    bqcoins Olympic Figure Skating Scoring System Expert

    really, I've never seen one with a weak 4 like that before without it having significant wear.
     
  10. Loken

    Loken New Member

    yeah, you would think my 43 was a unc except its in a cardboard case
     
  11. jonnybuck

    jonnybuck New Member

    hey rockdude that penny looks like it has a Y at the end of "TRUST" at the top of your coin picture. ? I also have a 1943 penny like that where the "Y" at the end of the "LIBERTY" to the left side of the bust is very faint, but it has been struck again with an "I" over top of the faint "Y". Have you ever heard of or seen this before? If you care I would be happy to post a picture. Thanks
     
  12. rockdude

    rockdude Coin Collector

    Of course, it sounds interesting. It's probably no more than post mint damage, but still interesting to look at.
     
  13. jonnybuck

    jonnybuck New Member

    [​IMG]Here is the picture, I have macro on my camera but uploading a zoomed in picture I may not be able to do. Dont laugh 'cause of the coins ugly color. I stopped collecting coins along time ago but I am pretty sure of this mark. However I will let you be the better judge of it. By the way did you look at the steel penny pic that you posted? Is it just me or does it look like a "y" up there?
     
  14. rockdude

    rockdude Coin Collector

    jonnybuck WELCOME :hail: to the forum. Your coins color looks normal for a 1943 zinc plated steel cent. The letters look like post mint damage.
     
  15. jello

    jello (Not Expert ★)NormL

    Rock is rigth!

    And Welcome to cointalk!!!!
     
  16. bhp3rd

    bhp3rd Die varieties, Gems

    I've seen thousands of these, they are normal.

    I've seen thousands of these, they are normal.
     
  17. loosechange

    loosechange Junior Member

    Nice pics of the stell pennies. I have a penny that I dont know if its a overdate or what??? On my penny it has no mintmark and the (43) in 1943 is double stamped. Is that worth anything???
     
  18. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    No mintmark means it is from Philadelphia and the "doubling" on the 43 is most likely due to die deterioration which is very common on the 1943 cents.
     
  19. rockdude

    rockdude Coin Collector

    Got a picture?
     
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