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1943 P Nickel; Copper Or Silver Shade?

 
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 Posted 02/04/2018  09:32 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Hwy14 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hey Guys, I have just discovered the wonderful world of the 1943 Nickel because I found one in my pocket and I searched it on YouTube. Do you think this is the right or wrong shade of grey? I'm supposed to be searching for the copper version, correct?







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 Posted 02/04/2018  09:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wildhare to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Your 1943 nickel is silver! During the war years the mints switched to silver for the nickels to preserve metals for the war effort. The silver nickels turn a grayish color with wear. Nice find.....worth hanging on to. The years that they used silver were 1942-P (Type 2) 1943-S and all mints in 43, 44, and 45. In 1942 the Philadelphia mint started out with nickel and switched mid year. You will notice that the silver nickels all have a large mintmark above Monticello's dome.
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 Posted 02/04/2018  09:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Perfectly normal appearance for these wartime issues.



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 Posted 02/04/2018  12:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Hwy14 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
From the video I watched, I got that even though the 43 nickels look the same and weigh the same there are some 43's that are copper by error from the mint. The video said they are both grey but different shades. Did I understand that right?
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 Posted 02/04/2018  12:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well, I'm not sure what was said on the video, but I can tell you that your coin has the appearance of a normal silver nickel.
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 Posted 02/04/2018  1:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks normal to me.
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 Posted 02/04/2018  1:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yours is as minted normally.
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 Posted 02/04/2018  2:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A youtubeit vid I suspect. By an arm chair "Expert" (still trying to figger out just what a "pert" is...)

First I've EVER heard of a "copper" nickel, meaning just what, do you know? Is it struck on a cent planchet? Or is it a Nickel sized copper planchet, that the mint never did produce, or did aliens make it.



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 Posted 02/04/2018  2:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mark1959 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Never heard of a copper 1943 nickel. Although if you saw it in a youtube video it must be true!


Guess I'll go with:

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I've got a copper 1967 nickel.
https://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/coop49...KEL_1967.jpg
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 Posted 02/05/2018  2:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ty88ty2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My guess is when you looked up the 43 nickel, it directed you to a video about the 1943 copper cent instead.
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 Posted 07/20/2019  11:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MadMike51 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1943 P (Copper) Nickel World War II is very rare, Struck on copper planchette, I know because I have one, it has to weigh in at 4.7 grams give or take a few, mine is exactly 4.74 grams! But if you have no way to tell exactly if it is one, you may have to have it xrayed andor tested at a certified coin shop! Mine has chips out of it and it is easily recognized as the copper inside, the planchette! It's so rare that word is you may be holding onto a coin that is worth in excess of 75K, not kidding, ya just have to have the right collector! Good Luck
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 Posted 07/21/2019  02:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hybrid to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@coop that nickel is that on a cent planchet?
If so is it worth 6 cents
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@mm51, first welcome to CCF. Second, I would invite you to start a new thread and show us pics of this piece. That would be very interesting. Thx.
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