See if it is attracted to a magnet. If so, you have a steel cent. If not, then
you may very well have an off-metal error, which may be very valuable, but
please do the magnet test before running off to your local dealer or putting it
up for auction on ebay for a million bucks. :-)
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> What is a 1943 Silver Penny Worth???
Do you mean one of the little silver one penny coins King George VI
distributed to selected poor people on Maundy Thursday? Or do you mean
one of the zinc coated steel one cent coins the USA produced?
If it's the latter it isn't worth much. Depending upon condition and
the mint mark if any (D or S, beneath the date), it might fetch 10c to
50c at retail, assuming it has been in circulation. If it is in truly
mint state condition (uncirculated), the 1943 and 1943-S might be worth
from $1 to $5, while the 1943-S might sell for $2 to $10.
There is one scarcer variety: a 1943-D with a double mint mark. It
could sell from $3 to $15 in circulated condition, and from $20 up to
$70 in mint state condition. But the D must be boldly doubled for the
coin to be worth any such premium.
Sorry, no world cruise this time. :-)
3. 1943 Penny