What grade would you give this 1943 p penny steel and is it possible to be a experimental penny

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    It is a Reproccessed Steel Cent. You can't grade it. It is not an experimental planchet and considered damaged by alteration.
     
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  5. paddyman98

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    Quote "There are also “reprocessed” steel Pennies, which are essentially 1943 steel Pennies that had become corroded (due to the rust-prone nature of their steel core) and later stripped of their original zinc coating, and recoated with a fresh layer of zinc. These are numismatically worthless since they are altered coins" Closed quote

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  6. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Well-Known Member

    Or chrome, nickel, even silver - anything you can electroplate.
     
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  7. JeffC

    JeffC Mind Your Thoughts Supporter

    I've got a question. All of the reprocessed steel cents that I've seen are high grade - lots of details, very little wear. That leads me to a question that I've always wanted to ask you guys. Why didn't they just leave it alone - since it would surely have been worth more (due to its nice condition) before it was reprocessed? What am I missing?
     
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