Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Rbiii0909, Sep 18, 2019.
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Likely just environmental toning. Who could say where this has been before you found it.
Do you have a gram scale?
3.11 grams is copper
2.8 grams is steel
2.7 grams for the 1943 steel cent.
From the weight it ain't steel.
If is tin plated it would attract to a magnet.
A replica is still a possibiity though.
A tin plating would not be magnetic. A nickel plating would be, but a nickel plating would not make the cent jump. There just isn't normally enough material in a plating for the magnet to "grab" and pull that strongly.
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