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    question about my Fido coins

    Here are the two coins I found in my dad's collection that were labeled Fido. One is a 1943 D penny that is copper and the other is a 1946 nickel that has a vertical jagged line on the left back side. Are they of any value? thanks
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  2. #2
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    Re: question about my Fido coins

    Are you kidding me?Does a magnet stick to it?

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    Nov 2008
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    Re: question about my Fido coins

    You know what, it does! Rats, I suppose that means someone took the penny and dipped it? He has AU written on the holder. Thanks for helping me along since I know zip!

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    Re: question about my Fido coins

    Older collectors called all fake and damaged coins FIDO because that was the most popular name for a dog. Some folks claimed that each letter had a meaning and not all the meanings agreed with each other. One set of meanings was Fake-Inscribed-Damaged-Oddity. There are millions of plated 1943 cents and all will fail the magnet test because the cents were suppossed to be steel. There was also a less rare 1943 error where the cent was struck on an aluminum planchet. At one time worth a thousand bucks instead of the quarter million they used to advertise for 1943 coppers. Your nickel is a "lamination error". While unusual; it is not worth much - maybe a dollar over the value for a coin of that date and mintmark. good luck,
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    Re: question about my Fido coins

    those are pretty neat coins...
    ALLEN

 

 

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