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Shell Case Panny, General Question

 
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 Posted 07/11/2020  4:26 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add moose59 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have quite a few penny's that are very yellow in color. I know they made shell casing penny's. Not really sure of the years. I have seen 1944 thru 1946, and 1944 thru 1947.
Here is one I have is it one?

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 Posted 07/11/2020  8:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ratman4762 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I believe shell cases were used 1944 & 1945. Your coin appears to have been cleaned IMHO.
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I was thinking it was cleaned. But I have about 60 of them that look like this one. It seems improbable that they are ALL cleaned.
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 Posted 07/11/2020  9:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jasper62 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can whats called a shell casing Lincoln cent even be authenticated and slabbed as such?
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Shell casings were used in 1944, 1945, 1946. All cents coined in those years were struck from recycled shell casings. They are struck in brass (95% copper, 5% zinc) rather than bronze (95% copper, 5% mixture of tin and zinc). The brass coinage was a vast improvement over the zinc-plated-steel 1943 cents.

The shell casing cents had high mintage figures, are extremely common, and command no premium because of the slight composition difference. Some of the coins show slight coloration differences because of the increased zinc percentage and lack of tin in the mixture.
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 Posted 07/12/2020  12:05 pm  Show Profile   Check BadThad's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
VF details, cleaned
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