XF/VF 1943 Steel/Copper Pennies

XF/VF 1943 Steel/Copper Pennies

Post by Will Cav » Mon, 21 Dec 1998 04:00:00



I have 2 1943 pennies a D & a plain, both made of a blend of copper & steel.  i judge them as XF/VF. Any one who could tell me an estimated value, I would appreciate it.
I can be reached at Jonahcat

 
 
 

XF/VF 1943 Steel/Copper Pennies

Post by RayHeue » Mon, 21 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>I have 2 1943 pennies a D & a plain, both made of a blend of copper & steel.
>i judge them as XF/VF. Any one who could tell me an estimated value, I would
>appreciate it.

     If they are "a blend of copper and steel", I would estimate thier value as
zero.  Legitimate 1943 cents are zinc-plated steel.

  --  Ray
   Just my bronze 2c piece

 
 
 

XF/VF 1943 Steel/Copper Pennies

Post by Gary Sowr » Mon, 21 Dec 1998 04:00:00


I take that you mean by a blend of copper & steel that there is copper showing on the surface of the coins. If this is the case then they have probably been plated at some time to fake a real 43 copper. (A very rare and valuable coin) Take a magnet and see if it sticks to the coins. If it does they are worth maybe a nickel a piece.

Merry Christmas

Gary

    I have 2 1943 pennies a D & a plain, both made of a blend of copper & steel.  i judge them as XF/VF. Any one who could tell me an estimated value, I would appreciate it.
    I can be reached at Jonahcat

 
 
 

XF/VF 1943 Steel/Copper Pennies

Post by Quadrig » Fri, 25 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Quote:


> >I have 2 1943 pennies a D & a plain, both made of a blend of copper & steel.
> >i judge them as XF/VF. Any one who could tell me an estimated value, I would
> >appreciate it.

>      If they are "a blend of copper and steel", I would estimate thier value as
> zero.  Legitimate 1943 cents are zinc-plated steel.

>   --  Ray
>    Just my bronze 2c piece

He might have some steel cents where brown rust is shining through the
zinc coating, hence the impression/illusion of "copper".
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