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 Posted 03/06/2021  4:27 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add HendoCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have several Lincoln 1943 Pennies That I believe to be experimental
I would like opinions on them and possible estimated Values.







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 Posted 03/06/2021  4:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@hendo, first welcome to CCF. Second, best practice is to only post one coin per thread so that we can focus on just that one thing. It also makes subsequent searches easier when we are looking for specific things. Thx.

With regard to the first cent that you posted, what about the coin makes you think that it is experimental (I see that someone wrote that on the 2x2). To me it looks like someone heavily plated a normal cent but maybe I'm missing something. What is the weight? Is it attracted to a strong magnet at all?
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 Posted 03/06/2021  4:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The first images are of a plated '43 cent. Unfortunately, they are not uncommon. I have about a dozen of them.
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 Posted 03/06/2021  4:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add HendoCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry Spence I am new here I will only post one coin per post in the future. The weight of the coin is 2.8 grams and it does stick to a magnet and from my research online about experimental cents it just doesn't appear plated and I suspect it could be a foreign planchet.
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 Posted 03/06/2021  4:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree, the first seems to be just a reprocessed steel cent from that year. Please give us the weight on the bronze-looking cent.



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 Posted 03/06/2021  4:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add macmercury to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The first steel cent is plated for sure.
The second 43 date is tooled, not a true 43.

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 Posted 03/06/2021  5:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add HendoCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Bronze Cent Is 2.7G
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 Posted 03/06/2021  5:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The other coin, (the copper plated one) is showing either wear that is removing the plating of copper on some areas lightening a bit, but where the plating has worn off, you can see the steel again. Both are wheat cents, but the plating removes the desire for collecting these, as the plating ruins the collectable value. Both will jump to a magnet when held over them. Just wheat cents now.
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 Posted 03/06/2021  5:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Rothery to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah, the date on your "1943" copper looks pretty bad (off)
Seems like just another counterfeit.
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2.7 grams is correct as a normal coin. I'm still thinking a plating happened to it during it life time.
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 Posted 03/06/2021  6:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with Coop. Both are plated. The top is typical and common to find plated.

The bottom copper plated one is also not hard to find as a lot of 1943 steel cents were copper plated over the years as fakes since a real copper 1943 is very rare.

Look how many pop up with a search:
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=copper+pl...es&ia=images

I do not see a problem with the copper plated one's date either. I think the pics make it look off. Compare side by side with a typical 1943. The 4 is correct and the 3 also is.

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Agree. Both of these look like dead-ends.
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 Posted 03/06/2021  6:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add macmercury to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm curious with 43 experimental cents post here, so doing a search online, I ran into the latest issue of Mike Byer rare coins. This issue has an article showing some of the one's that is certified by TPG and one Ex. owned by Fred Weinberg struck on a Surinam 25 cents planchet, which I didn't know until now.

https://minterrornews.com/issue58.pdf

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 Posted 03/07/2021  12:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
First cent is definitely plated, and the second one, well, that's plated too. If in doubt, you could always send them into be graded.
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