"White Pennies" 1943

"White Pennies" 1943

Post by Josie623 » Thu, 17 Apr 1997 04:00:00



My grandmother passed away and I recieved a box of coins, miscellaneous
stuff including 5 "white pennies" (Zinc?). Are they worth anything? I do
not see an S or D or anyother significant markings to tell you.

I also have some uncirculated coins packaged;

1973 D penny, nickle, dime, qtr, 1/2, and dollar
1976 S qtr, 1/2 and dollar
1971 S silver dollar sealed w/ blue chip

AND several pennies dated 1944, 1919 and 1920, $1 silver cert. deries 1935
and 2 consecutive numbered $2 bills 1976.

I have no concept of their values other than the sentimental. Please
e-mail me since I dont frequent this sight. Thanks!

 
 
 

"White Pennies" 1943

Post by Gary Martin, Sr » Thu, 17 Apr 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> My grandmother passed away and I recieved a box of coins, miscellaneous
> stuff including 5 "white pennies" (Zinc?). Are they worth anything? I do
> not see an S or D or anyother significant markings to tell you.

> I also have some uncirculated coins packaged;

> 1973 D penny, nickle, dime, qtr, 1/2, and dollar
> 1976 S qtr, 1/2 and dollar
> 1971 S silver dollar sealed w/ blue chip

> AND several pennies dated 1944, 1919 and 1920, $1 silver cert. deries 1935
> and 2 consecutive numbered $2 bills 1976.

> I have no concept of their values other than the sentimental. Please
> e-mail me since I dont frequent this sight. Thanks!

Josie:
        The "white" cents you refer to are actually a steel composition coated
with zinc. The weight is 2.7 grams. No mint mark of course means they
were minted in Philadelphia. The designer of the Lincoln Cent was Victor
D. Brenner. The size is 19 millimeters. These like the other items you
have, unless in very high grades, carry little retail value. Hope this
helps some.

Numismatically,
Gary Sr.!!
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"White Pennies" 1943

Post by p.. » Fri, 18 Apr 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>My grandmother passed away and I recieved a box of coins, miscellaneous
>stuff including 5 "white pennies" (Zinc?). Are they worth anything? I do
>not see an S or D or anyother significant markings to tell you.

>I also have some uncirculated coins packaged;

>1973 D penny, nickle, dime, qtr, 1/2, and dollar
>1976 S qtr, 1/2 and dollar
>1971 S silver dollar sealed w/ blue chip

>AND several pennies dated 1944, 1919 and 1920, $1 silver cert. deries 1935
>and 2 consecutive numbered $2 bills 1976.

>I have no concept of their values other than the sentimental. Please
>e-mail me since I dont frequent this sight. Thanks!

The zinc coated steel cents are not particularly rare. I got one in
circulation just the other day. If uncirculated they might retail for 0.75
to $1 each. If circulated they might retail for only .20-.50 and a dealer
probably wouldn't even be interested in purchasing them.
The 1973 coin set might retail for about $8.50.
The 1976 bicentennial set might retail for about $13.
The 1971 Eisenhower dollar might retail for about $3-4.
The pennies would probably be worth a few cents, unless in exceptional
condition.
The 1935  silver certificate, I believe is worth no more than a few dollars
in circulated condition.
The $2 bills are only worth face value.

Dan