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1943 LWC Steel Purple Penny For Worth Evalution

 
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 Posted 05/30/2020  10:51 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add sccollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hey all, I have this real Steel 1943 penny that is mineral covered Purple. I have seen copper pennies do this but never a Steel penny. I do sell coins on the internet and want to be fare on price. I realize its just a oxidization process that occured but how rare is this oddity and what would be a fare price bracket? Thank you kindly!




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 Posted 05/30/2020  11:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you are referring to the coin in the 2x2 then it most likely is a reprocessed steel cent.

The original zinc coating (and rust) is stripped off then the coin gets a new zinc plating. They end up with a bluish haze and have a more mirror-like finish. Sometimes then tone different colors. They are referred to as "reprocessed" and are only worth a few cents.

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 Posted 05/30/2020  11:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sccollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for the details!
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 Posted 05/31/2020  05:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sccollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I did a scrape test on rim. There is no original zinc or replate zinc... its raw steel thats purple. Just in case anyone was curious as I was. Thanks!
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 Posted 05/31/2020  06:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Scraping a coin is a bad idea. If it was something special, it would lose a lot of value.
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 Posted 05/31/2020  11:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you think it's something special then send it in for 3rd party grading.

Good luck!
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 Posted 05/31/2020  12:13 pm  Show Profile   Check Kloccwork419's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Kloccwork419 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
By the look of that reverse I would say it was toned with some type of chemical and/or heat
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 Posted 05/31/2020  12:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Could just let the market place decide its value. Put it up for auction on ebay, with a $0.01 opening. It's possible someone would be willing to part with $2-$5 for it.

Or, just hold onto it as an interesting piece.
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 Posted 05/31/2020  1:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sccollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Normally I would not have scraped test a valuable coin, but this had to be decided as I beleived the group was right about a replating.....just in this case it wasnt replated with zinc. Thanks all!
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 Posted 05/31/2020  9:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Odd but maybe a bad attempted at reprocessing this coin .
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