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1943 Copper Cent. 3.3 Gram, Magnetic Free

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 Posted 12/07/2019  04:15 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Lincoln enthusia to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
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Wanting any input on this very rare cent. Ready for authentication and grading
It has been examined by several coin dealers and a couple professional authenticaters and certified graders who believe it to be authentic. All replies will be answered and appreciated.
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 Posted 12/07/2019  04:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. Photo of reverse? 3.3 grams seems a bit high,like maybe it was copper plated? Also,much better photos would help a lot. Wait for more comments from the pros.
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 Posted 12/07/2019  04:31 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Much more info and more (better) pics are needed. The weight is more than any Lincoln cent should realistically weigh.

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 Posted 12/07/2019  04:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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It has been examined by several coin dealers and a couple professional authenticaters and certified graders who believe it to be authentic.


First welcome to CCF. Second, while better pics would help us to see what you have, it sounds like you are already pretty sure that you have the real deal here. If so, then your next step is to send it in to a TPG and get it slabbed.
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 Posted 12/07/2019  05:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
that you should get it slabbed.

The faith you have placed in independent opinions so far,
suggest that there is a case to be made out that the slabbing and shipping fees could be justified.

Post pictures of the slabbed coin.
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 Posted 12/07/2019  06:55 am  Show Profile   Check nss-52's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add nss-52 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Personally, based just on the single image you provided, I disagree with the unnamed "several coin dealers and a couple professional authenticaters and certified graders". But I can't see the reverse, touch it, weigh it, measure it, analyze it, etc. I'd love to see a new genuine example of this coin surface. How did you acquire it?
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 Posted 12/07/2019  07:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nfine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looking forward to seeing the graded coin!
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To CCF , Did any one of those dealers ,etc . offer you anything for that coin ? You know the chances of it being a genuine 43 copper are astronomical . Like others have said , show us a lot more photos of obverse and reverse and edge of coin before you send it in for authentication .
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 Posted 12/07/2019  09:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm skeptical as well, but good luck.



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 Posted 12/07/2019  09:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Given that the weight is off, I would give it a less than .01% chance it's real. I have literally seen thousands upon thousands of fakes of these. They are literally pretty much everywhere and have been for many years.
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 Posted 12/07/2019  10:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add lcutler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Quite a few red flags on this one. I would question the credentials of the professional authenticators and certified graders
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 Posted 12/07/2019  11:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add machine20 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
what's going on with the color, sharp looking rim, and all the gunk up top?
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 Posted 12/07/2019  3:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very high probability that it's a fake. GOOD LUCK
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 Posted 12/08/2019  10:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The dies were set to strike the much harder steel composition. When striking the softer copper planchets the resulting coin should be HAMMERED!. On this the date is weal, the I in LIBERTY is gone and the details of the head and coat are weak.
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 Posted 12/08/2019  11:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for sharing this with us.
Would love for this to be the real deal but there have been some really good points mentioned, especially about the weakness of the strike (even though there may be a possible explanation like grease.)

I know you said "magnetic free" in the title but the splotchy surface does remind me of normal 1943 cents where the splotching comes through on replated coins.
If you can share some more clear images that would be great, and maybe include the edge. Thanks.

Look forward to hearing more on this one.
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 Posted 12/08/2019  5:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Throwing the flag on this one and calling BS. No evidence to reach any other conclusion.
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