1943 silver penny.

1943 silver penny.

Post by Tom Kiesz » Fri, 21 Jan 2000 04:00:00



does anyone know how much a coin like this is worth approx.? Post if you
would need more info on this 1943 silver penny.

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1943 silver penny.

Post by Joe 'Software Engine' Sewel » Fri, 21 Jan 2000 04:00:00



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> does anyone know how much a coin like this is worth approx.? Post
> if you
> would need more info on this 1943 silver penny.

If it's truly silver, you'd have an off-metal coin that would be worth
a pretty penny [pun intended].

However, chances are you have the more common zinc-coated steel cent
from 1943.  These little guys were normal for the period, since that
year the government decided copper was better used for the war effort.

If your coin sticks to a magnet, it's a "steelie."  (Silver isn't
magnetic.)  In pristine shape, without corrosion, it's worth a buck or
2.  (Sorry, no world cruise.)

The rare 1943 cent is the one that looks like all the others, a bronze
1943 cent.  These are so valuable that there are many more counterfeits
out there than authentic coins.  If you have one, use the magnet test
mentioned above; if it sticks, it's a fake.  (Copper isn't magnetic,
either.)  If it doesn't stick, send it in to one of the
grading/authentication services to make sure it's real (or insist that
the seller do the same).

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1943 silver penny.

Post by Padraic Bro » Fri, 21 Jan 2000 04:00:00


: does anyone know how much a coin like this is worth approx.? Post if you
: would need more info on this 1943 silver penny.

What country, what overall condition? The US isn't the only country that
uses pennies, and value is very much dependant on condition. A 1943 silver
penny from Great Britain, for example, might be worth upwards of $15.

Padraic.

 
 
 

1943 silver penny.

Post by Fred A. Murph » Fri, 21 Jan 2000 04:00:00



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> does anyone know how much a coin like this is worth approx.? Post if you
> would need more info on this 1943 silver penny.

1943 silver pennies catalog for $15 in prooflike condition, less if in lower
grade.  Total mintage was 1347.
 
 
 

1943 silver penny.

Post by Dennis Horto » Sat, 22 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Red Book $.20 up to $4.00 depending upon condition.

  does anyone know how much a coin like this is worth approx.? Post if you
  would need more info on this 1943 silver penny.

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