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 Posted 06/01/2015  5:19 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add makescents9 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
what happened here



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 Posted 06/01/2015  5:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kakaratt77 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Someone plated a 1944 Lincoln Cent b/c only 1943's are supposed to be Steel. There are rare coins out there that are off metal but this isn't one of them. Jeff
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Looks like a plated coin, where the plating is deteriorating. When the 1944 cents were minted, a few of them came out on steel planchets (theory is , there were a few steel planchets still stuck in the hopper from the 1943 mintage. These are few and far between and worth large sums of money. These however were steel and did not have a copper core.
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I have a 1943 Copper plated cent. What you have something similar just opposite.





EDIT: Does that make sense? (similar just opposite)
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06/01/2015 5:58 pm
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I guess it makes since.
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I knew an old man that used to dip pennies in mercury and they came out looking like steel cents. Not sure what that was all about.
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I knew an old man that used to dip pennies in mercury, Not sure what that was all about.


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 Posted 06/01/2015  9:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The OP's coin maybe just painted. Note how the copper is showing through on the tops of the devices and bust.

There were off metal both years. Should have been steel in 1943 and should have been copper in 1944:

Both are legit errors and the prices might surprise you for these as they are going up and up through the years.
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This is what happened. I'll let you fill in the blanks. Look at the very top coin!

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06/02/2015 8:59 pm
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