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Does This 1943 Copper Lincoln Cent Look Real?  
 

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 Posted 08/11/2017  8:48 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add starnote to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello Coin Community,

I need some help. Does this coin look real? The seller says it's a 1943 copper penny. It doesn't stick to a magnet and it weighs 3.11 on the scale. The seller is not sure if the coin is real. Their starting price is $500. They're also not accepting any returns. Should I take the risk? Why isn't there a letter under the date as well?

Thank you so much.

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 Posted 08/11/2017  8:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a 1948 cent that was altered. The bottom of the '3' doesn't look correct"




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 Posted 08/11/2017  8:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jasper62 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Is this the same coin in your other thread?
http://goccf.com/t/294187
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 Posted 08/11/2017  8:59 pm  Show Profile   Check coin197's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add coin197 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is fake. The date style is wrong.
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 Posted 08/11/2017  8:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add starnote to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No it's not the same coin.
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 Posted 08/11/2017  9:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Should I take the risk?


I wouldn't.
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 Posted 08/11/2017  9:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bigchip22 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
looks like some did a good job on a 1948 cent
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 Posted 08/11/2017  9:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Buddy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd pass on it.

There's no Mint Mark because it was made in Philadelphia.

$500 is way too much to spend on a coin that the seller won't even say is genuine.
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 Posted 08/11/2017  9:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
,the 3 doesn't look right . Do your self a favor and stay away from any raw 1943 cent that the seller claims to be copper .
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 Posted 08/11/2017  10:18 pm  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
with the others on the date style and not taking the risk. Coop's comparison shows a clear difference in the last digits.
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 Posted 08/11/2017  11:33 pm  Show Profile   Check Errors and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errors and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Don't buy this from the seller. It fake and it's been altered to look like the real Copper one. This seller is full of it and he doesn't know what he's talking about. Stay away from this seller.
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 Posted 08/11/2017  11:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mark1959 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oh Please - there were only supposedly like 14 of these and they go for hundreds of thousands of dollars. You can buy one at (Not Allowed) for 3.99!! Doesn't that tell you something?
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 Posted 08/12/2017  06:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 11997755 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 08/12/2017  09:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oh, to sit on the mountain with the ocean at my feet. I would like 59 yards, please.

As with your other thread on the same subject, it's a big fat NO to your question.
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 Posted 08/12/2017  12:11 pm  Show Profile   Check coinlover1899's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add coinlover1899 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think it is a cast counterfeit.
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 Posted 08/12/2017  12:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Redifin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If all the 1943 copper pennies I've found on eBay were real, I would have a hundred of them. Which doesn't seem accurate.
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