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1943 Copper Colored Steel Penny.

 
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 Posted 01/16/2021  07:54 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Henrydfain6607 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have an Copper colored 1943 steel penny that I've had for a minute. I thought it was just rust. Could someone tell me what you think.





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 Posted 01/16/2021  08:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like the zinc has worn of exposing the steel core which has started to rust.
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 Posted 01/16/2021  08:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A steel cent that was probably copper plated at one time . Most of the copper and zinc has worn off and the steel is rusting .
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 Posted 01/16/2021  08:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Rust breaking through the zinc coating.
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 Posted 01/16/2021  08:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jim0815 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Two sure ways to tell if a 1943 cent is copper or steel. Weigh it and does it stick to a magnet. You'll always find your answer doing those two things.
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 Posted 01/16/2021  08:39 am  Show Profile   Check Kloccwork419's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Kloccwork419 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Its rust and heavily cleaned
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Free Opinion: never copper plated, just rust and environmental discoloration.
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 Posted 01/16/2021  1:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Weight will tell you which it is:
Copper 3.11 grams
Steel 2.7 grams
Steel will be strongly magnetic. (Jumps to a magnet)
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