I am grateful for everyone's postings and have expressed that. I really think everyone would be disappointed if I didn't have a 3rd party grading. You can say "told you so" and everyone else that had a different opinion is rooting for me! It's a win win situation. Stay tuned. I am really enjoying this!
No body is rooting for you. This is not a situation where if you just gave it your all and tried a little hard you could make the coin real. The coin is what it is and it is just your knowledge of it that will change.
I have not been on this forum that long (you can check my post count and days I've been a member), but I have been here long enough to see the endless rotation of people that show up and post how they found something and want people to take a look at it. It is usually just post mint damage, a counterfeit coin, etc.
Not long ago there was a post where a woman posted a dime that had been sanded down on one side. She was angry and used rather vulgar language with the people that tried to tell her it wasn't worth more than ten cents.
You seem to think it is a battle of wills and that the people here are going to get some kind of buzz when they will be able to say "I told you so!" That is not the case. Many of them have seen this countless times. It is more like a father telling a child in a patient but amused tone than it is a bunch of jr. high kids shouting their opponents down when they are right.
If you stick around here long enough I can almost guarantee that in the next year one or two more noobs will join the forum with an other "possible real 1943 copper penny!?" You are not the first in my short time here. Then you will look at their pictures and think I know this is not real because of [...]. Then you will be accused not not rooting for the noob, or something...
watching the tread and hope it doesn't ruin your love of coins.