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  1. #16
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    Re: 1944-S zinc steel penny

    if you did use paper in between, this may be the reason
    your magnet wasn't strong enough to pic it up.



    djui5 is correct.

    Raw you can sell it to a dealer for what he can afford.

    Slabbed you can sell it at Christies for what Billionaire Collectors
    are Willing to pay

    and a Press Release like this one from 2001,
    would be all that it would take.

    http://www.icgcoin.com/p010621.htm

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    Re: 1944-S zinc steel penny

    liss24 will you marry me.... IMO i would sell this one coin then keep the rest of the collection for safe keeping and make some smooth invetments with the remainder,hope all turn out well for you !!!ps buy a big expesive safe not from walmart
    All animals are equal, but some are more equal then others. -George Orwell

  3. #18
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    Re: 1944-S zinc steel penny

    In addition to the few 1944 Lincoln cents which were struck on zinc-plated steel planchets (blanks) left over from the 1943 U.S. cent production, some may also have been struck on the planchets used for a Belgian zinc-coated steel 2 francs coin which was also being struck at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia in 1944. The Belgian coin was very similar in size and weight (2.75 grams).


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    Re: 1944-S zinc steel penny

    First, I really hope this coin is real......what scares me is that you said that the coin "is a little magnetic".....like just enough magnetic because it's been thinly plated......again, I really hope it's real and you're soon rich!

    HH all
    Greg

  5. #20
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    Re: 1944-S zinc steel penny

    yep!!!!! the so call million dollar white penny is a myth.The one you want is the 1943 copper.

  6. #21
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    Re: 1944-S zinc steel penny

    Is there a seam line on the side of the penny? 1944?

  7. #22
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    Re: 1944-S zinc steel penny

    Quote Originally Posted by dunn1866
    yep!!!!! the so call million dollar white penny is a myth.The one you want is the 1943 copper.
    That is incorrect. There have been some 1944 zincs reported. See here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny_(U.S._coin)

    "In 1943, at the peak of World War II, cents of zinc-plated steel were made for a short time due to war demands for copper. A few (the U.S. Mint reports forty) copper cents from 1943 were produced from the 1942 planchets remaining in the bins. Similarly, some 1944 steel cents have been reported. Following 1943, salvaged ammunition shells made their way into the minting process, and it was not uncommon to see coins featuring streaks of brass or having a considerably darker finish than other issues."
    "The only two things you can truly depend upon are gravity and greed."

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    Re: 1944-S zinc steel penny

    Quote Originally Posted by 1235CE
    First, I really hope this coin is real......what scares me is that you said that the coin "is a little magnetic".....like just enough magnetic because it's been thinly plated......again, I really hope it's real and you're soon rich!

    HH all
    Greg
    What 1235ce said is correct. If it is a steel penny, it should stick or move with a magnet pretty easy. If it is just coated the penny might be to heavy for the magnet to pick it up. Take it to a dealer or get it graded. I hope it is authentic. Good luck and keep us updated.
    MXT,  and just dumb luck.

  9. #24

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    Re: 1944-S zinc steel penny

    Didn't schools use to do an experiment coating pennies with mercury?? Maybe that wouldn't apply here. Hope its real!!
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  10. #25

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    Re: 1944-S zinc steel penny

    I have a proof set of 3 1943 Steel Pennies. Pretty nice looking. Bought them from a coin dealer back in the early 70s for a few dollars. And then I have a few in lesser (read: rusty) condition.

    I agree with all of the above. Have it graded by PCGS. You will make the fee you pay to them many times over if it is authentic.

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    Re: 1944-S zinc steel penny

    I found a little info re: 44 steel pennies. Doesn't mention SF tho. Anyhow it says, Several .1 struck on steel planchets fetch Several Hundred Dollars apiece.

    I hope this helps.


    Joe
    Corpus Christi, Tx.
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  12. #27

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    Re: 1944-S zinc steel penny

    Liss24, I would like to hear what became of this-
    "A culture truly grows great when old men plant trees in who's shade they know they will never sit"

  13. #28

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    Re: 1944-S zinc steel penny

    Very nice.

    Congratulations,

    Postalrevnant

  14. #29

    Jun 2006
    algona, iowa
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    Re: 1944-S zinc steel penny

    i hope it is real. that would REALLY bite if it was not authentic. good luck and send me one dollar. lol
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  15. #30

    May 2006
    Seacoast, New Hampshire
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    Re: 1944-S zinc steel penny

    I'd be careful with coin appraisal companies that come to your door with a checkbook. It would pay to wait, save up some cash, and send it to one of the "big three" coin grading services:

    Professional Coin Grading Service - www.pcgs.com
    NGC - www.ngccoin.com
    ANACS - www.anacs.com

    If you have what you think you have, and it can be authenticated by one of these reputable companies, then I'd expect to see an article about you in Coin World! I would think it could be worth a considerable sum.

    There was a recent story about a 1973 or 1974 aluminum penny that turned up and was authenticated. The mint was experimenting with alternative metals and gave a few out to congressmen to review. It was a trial piece that was supposed to be destroyed but wasn't.

    You just never know.

    Keep us posted on this one and good luck!

 

 
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