1943 steel lincoln head penny

1943 steel lincoln head penny

Post by TGIR » Sun, 14 Mar 1999 04:00:00



I found a 1943 steel Lincoln head penny. It is silver in color, but I
know its not silver because it sticks to a magnet so I am assuming its
steel. I would like to find out if any avid coin collector knows
anything about this and how much it would be worth or if its a rarity
of any kind. Thanks--
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1943 steel lincoln head penny

Post by mike » Sun, 14 Mar 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> I found a 1943 steel Lincoln head penny. It is silver in color, but I
> know its not silver because it sticks to a magnet so I am assuming its
> steel. I would like to find out if any avid coin collector knows
> anything about this and how much it would be worth or if its a rarity
> of any kind. Thanks--

The 1943 steel pennies are not a great rarity. these can be had
for less than 10 cents each. However, if your coin is an
uncleaned high grade uncirculated peice, it can fetch a couple
bucks, if you are lucky.
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1943 steel lincoln head penny

Post by Ed Hendrick » Sun, 14 Mar 1999 04:00:00


ALL 1943 one cent coins were intended to be made of zinc coated steel.  What
you have is the norm.  There were over one billion of them minted.  They are
not even uncommon, much less rare.  There were, however, a very few
(allegedly 12) 1943 cents inadvertently minted on copper/zinc (bronze)
planchets left over from 1942 runs.  Most of them are thought to have been
discovered and authenticated.  However, there is a chance that one or two
are still out there somewhere.  ALL authentic 1943 cents minted on
copper/zinc planchets, whether known or unknown, are extremely valuable to
collectors.  Hope this helps.

--
Ed Hendricks
ANA# R178621
CM# 775

Quote:

>I found a 1943 steel Lincoln head penny. It is silver in color, but I
>know its not silver because it sticks to a magnet so I am assuming its
>steel. I would like to find out if any avid coin collector knows
>anything about this and how much it would be worth or if its a rarity
>of any kind. Thanks--
>--
>Posted via Talkway - http://www.talkway.com
>Surf Usenet at home, on the road, and by email -- always at Talkway.

 
 
 

1943 steel lincoln head penny

Post by Briana55 » Fri, 19 Mar 1999 04:00:00


What about a 1943 steel WHEAT penny minted in Denver that can be picked up with
a magnet?? I understand that the steel 1943 were common, but what should one
look for specifically in the RARE 1943 penny that is supposed to be worth a
half million, or whatever...Please advise and respond to email at