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Possible real 1943 copper penny!?

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 Posted 02/26/2012  8:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Pics in first post. Hey Dave...
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 Posted 02/26/2012  8:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MezRDH to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I took the photos in the paper/plastic holder. I don't want to touch the coin!?
I used my Dads magnifier and my IPhone. I know the photos bad but I will retake and possibly repost them tomorrow when I have access to a better camera and figure out the posting thing! Thanks
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 Posted 02/26/2012  8:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MezRDH to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well, what does that mean? I want to have it graded. I think I would regret not doing it!
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 Posted 02/26/2012  8:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MezRDH to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The photos look good! Thanks superdave!
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 Posted 02/26/2012  8:21 pm  Show Profile Check SsuperDdave's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SsuperDdave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
OK, here they are. They're not such great photos, even though the iPhone is as good as it gets for a phone camera and the OP did a pretty darn good job of doing the best she could under the circumstances:





My guess is, "not real." I say that not because of the weakness of the strike - there are valid explanations for this - but only because of the relationship of the 3 letters "ICA" on the reverse. I remain uncertain, though.

This needs to get kicked upstairs. MezRDH, email me your city location or reveal it here (depending on your tolerance for such things) so we can recommend a local dealer to have a look.
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 Posted 02/26/2012  8:23 pm  Show Profile Check SsuperDdave's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SsuperDdave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And, hey, Bobby: [phrase redacted by forum anti-cussword software]
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 Posted 02/26/2012  8:24 pm  Show Profile Check DrDon's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add DrDon to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The date looks very interesting but I think the only way to be 100% sure is to have it authenticated by a reputable TPG service. I wish you the best. Will be looking to here more.
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 Posted 02/26/2012  8:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MezRDH to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Superdave, why would you think I am a "she ". Is this coin talk, referring to the coin?
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 Posted 02/26/2012  8:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jayman931 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The first thing I thought was man that looks good...but then I too also questioned why it is so worn...
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Don't take it personal I am just straight forward.

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 Posted 02/26/2012  9:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MezRDH to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The coin weighted correctly. Do you "guys" think the coin would be have any value if proved to be a fake? The wear does concern me but my Dad was always looking for coins, anywhere. Auctions, metal detecting, change and he owned slot machines at one time. His father and brother were collectors as well.
I will keep everyone informed on this coin and look forward to future comments on my collection.
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 Posted 02/26/2012  9:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bryan1315 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
the uneven wear has me concerned about this coin. I will be the first to admit I know nothing about Lincoln Cents but usually when you see uneven wear like that it is a sign of nothing good. maybe if you get some better photos we will be able to see the coin better and be able to give a good opinion on authenticity and guide you to what the next steps should be. We are all pulling for you though because if real this would be one heck of a find, we had one come in about 24 hours ago and it looked real but after further investigating it stuck to a magnet, yours has already passed this test so you are one step ahead of the other one
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 Posted 02/26/2012  9:08 pm  Show Profile Check SsuperDdave's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SsuperDdave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Superdave, why would you think I am a "she ". Is this coin talk, referring to the coin?


No, because of the return email address you sent me the images from. It's a female name.
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 Posted 02/26/2012  9:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add IC Double to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Im a little concerned about the looks of the coin. I hope its the real deal for you though.
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 Posted 02/26/2012  9:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MezRDH to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I live in the Dallas area. I was just going to call a national grading service and have several coins graded
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 Posted 02/26/2012  10:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add unholyroller to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My hunch is that it is a casted copy....castings are always notorious for having lack of detail towards the center and less relief.
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