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    Wondering

    I have a 1943d silver penny. My grandson found it on the ground. What is the history?
    Last edited by LAKE CITY GARRETTATPRO; Sep 12, 2017 at 03:45 PM. Reason: picture was not included

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    us
    Jul 2017
    Texas
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    it is not silver it is steel maybe post some pics

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    1943 steel cents are U.S. one-cent coins that were struck in steel due to wartime shortages of copper. The Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco mints each produced these 1943 Lincoln cents. The unique composition of the coin (low-grade steel coated with zinc, instead of the previously 95%-copper-based bronze composition) has led to various nicknames, such as wartime cent, steel war penny, and steelie. The 1943 steel cent features the same Victor David Brenner design for the Lincoln cent which had been in use since 1909.

    The copper cents differ from their steel counterparts in four ways:
    Genuine 1943 copper cents will not be attracted to a magnet. Copper-plated steel cents will exhibit a strong magnetic attraction.
    Copper cents weigh 3.11*grams. Steel cents weigh 2.70*grams.
    The numeral 3 in 1943 has the same long tail as the steel cents. Alterations from later-dated copper cents will be noticeable when compared side-by-side with genuine steel cents.
    The quality of the strike is exceptionally sharp, especially around the rim, because the soft copper planchets were struck with the same (higher) pressure used for the steel cents.
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    Come out from under your bed today...... DO SOMETHING!

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    They number in the millions struck. no great numismatist value. ╦╦
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  5. #5
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    Jul 2017
    Texas
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    their still a wheat penny
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    Aug 2017
    Southern Oregon
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    I was once detecting along a lake shore while my five year old daughter was playing in the water along behind me. I didn't find a thing that day but when we got back to the pickup I showed her the one bottle cap I found and she showed me a steel penny that she had picked up. What are the chances of that? Back in the 1950's I use to get a steel penny occasionally in change but I never got one with a detector. --Jack
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    logger/ sawmill operator

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    Unless it was recently dropped i would think a steel penny would be rusted not silvery looking ,can you post up some pics?
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  9. #9
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    whoa was it like that or did you clean it
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    Quote Originally Posted by gold boy View Post
    whoa was it like that or did you clean it
    He makes no mention that these are his, just pics. I used to have a coin collection and often bought key dates to fill "voids". Common strategy. ╦╦

    EDIT: I re-read his original post. The pics may be his coin. Let's see..... ╦╦
    Last edited by TerryC; Sep 15, 2017 at 06:24 PM.
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    Brad - Wolfpack Proud

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    Mercury dipped...?
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  12. #12
    us
    Jul 2017
    LAKE CITY, FL
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    My grandson found it as you see it, shiny and great shape. I gave him 50 cents for it lol. I have it in my possession. I did not clean it or do anything to it.
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    logger/ sawmill operator

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    Zinc dipped , hay its cool though. I think this was done pretty often as science projects.
    Last edited by sawmill man; Sep 16, 2017 at 03:29 PM.
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