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!
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.