Coin Community Family of Web Sites
Like us on Facebook! Subscribe to our Youtube Channel! Check out our Twitter! Check out our Pinterest!
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?


Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some coins?
Our coin forum is completely free! Register Now!

1943 Copper Penny 2.9 Grams Is It Suppose To Be Exactly3.1g

Next Page | Last 15 Replies
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous TopicReplies: 22 / Views: 751Next Topic
Page: of 2
New Member

United States
0 Posts
 Posted 09/26/2020  07:33 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add bigezeduzit423 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have a penny with a copper tone that weighs 2.9 grams . is it the rare penny
Bedrock of the Community
Learn More...
United States
14158 Posts
 Posted 09/26/2020  08:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To CCF , You need enlarged photos of obverse and reverse . Does the coin stick to a magnet ? Could be a normal zinc plated steel cent and the copper tone that your seeing could be rust showing through .
Proud Member of The Black Sheep Squadron !
In Memory of Fallen Black Sheep Mates .
Bedrock of the Community
Learn More...
United States
51163 Posts
 Posted 09/26/2020  10:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree crop and enlarge your images, showing both sides of the coin right-side up.



to the CCF!
Pillar of the Community
United States
1270 Posts
 Posted 09/26/2020  10:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SamCoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
looks very obviously steel to me. It's rusting and a copper penny would weight 3.1 grams.
My best finds:
1996 DDO-001/FS-101: http://goccf.com/t/372066
Two 2000 WAMs in a box: http://goccf.com/t/375240
1995 DDO-001/FS-101: http://goccf.com/t/376071#3225244
Bedrock of the Community
Learn More...
United States
51163 Posts
 Posted 09/26/2020  10:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Isn't that weight too high for a steel cent?



to the CCF!
Pillar of the Community
Learn More...
United States
2455 Posts
 Posted 09/26/2020  10:54 am  Show Profile   Check Yokozuna's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Yokozuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A steel cent should weigh 2.72 grams. This one seems to be within mint tolerances or just over weight. A more accurate 0.01 or 0.001 scale might put it at a slightly different weight than this 0.1 range range scale. I really don't think it's a copper strike.
The first US coin motto was found on a 1792 half disme and read: "LIB (erty) PAR (ent) OF SCIENCE & INDUSTRY"


Edited by Yokozuna
09/26/2020 2:17 pm
Pillar of the Community
Learn More...
United States
2454 Posts
 Posted 09/26/2020  11:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
looks very obviously steel to me. It's rusting
Bedrock of the Community
Learn More...
United States
51163 Posts
 Posted 09/26/2020  12:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Calling all metallurgists - does a rusted steel cent weight more, less or the same as a non-rusted one?
Valued Member
United States
232 Posts
 Posted 09/26/2020  12:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Grelko to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The iron would combine with oxygen "because of moisture in the air" and form the molecules of rust, so it would (extremely slowly) gain weight/mass as long as nothing is disturbing it.

Definitely would need better pictures, seeing that there's plenty of fake copper 1943 cents around.
Edited by Grelko
09/26/2020 12:54 pm
Valued Member
United States
103 Posts
 Posted 09/26/2020  1:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CentSearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks steel to me.
Centsearcher.
New Member
United States
40 Posts
 Posted 09/26/2020  1:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Altec12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
why is it that whenever on of these 43 copper cents shows up the pictures are always crap and the Op is always vague?
Valued Member
United States
232 Posts
 Posted 09/26/2020  1:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Grelko to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm trying to figure out why it says the OP has 0 posts, when clearly they have at least 1.
Pillar of the Community
Canada
3697 Posts
 Posted 09/26/2020  6:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
We need essential information to avoid fruitless speculation-does it or does it not stick to a magnet?

I am not sure why the OP did not report on the results of the most obvious and easiest test.
Pillar of the Community
United States
1751 Posts
 Posted 09/26/2020  6:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Given the photo, its a rusted steel cent--I have a few tubes of 'em which look very much like the one pictured--very much.
Bedrock of the Community
Learn More...
United States
51163 Posts
 Posted 09/26/2020  6:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wassup, OP? Magnetic or not?
Valued Member
United States
79 Posts
 Posted 09/26/2020  7:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SensibleSal66 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
lol ., Magnet or what ? My Wheaties weigh 3 g ? Lincolns zinc 2.5 g
Page: of 2 Previous TopicReplies: 22 / Views: 751Next Topic  
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.



Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Coin Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2020 Coin Community Family- all rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Coin Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Contact Us  |  Advertise Here  |  Privacy Policy / Terms of Use

Coin Community Forum © 2005 - 2020 Coin Community Forums
It took 0.61 seconds to rattle this change. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05