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 Posted 09/14/2021  01:13 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Zander2014 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Good morning! Can someone please tell me about this Wheat cent. Is it worth getting graded. Its super shiny.an toning is a aqua blue. Can it be a proof?

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 Posted 09/14/2021  01:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bumpkin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hello Zander. Where do I start? First of all the mint did not strike 1943 Copper Cents this year, only Steel Cents during this year. There were several known left over copper planchets that entered the striking chamber in 1943 but were not supposed to. At first glance, I was set back by your coin because the 1943 Copper Cent is the motherlode of Lincoln Cents. However... with that said... I am inclined to believe your cent is a Steel penny that has had a very good job of a copper plating. There are a lot of variables associated with this year and mint and I don't believe yours is a copper planchet. It looks to me like the zinc plated steel cent is showing through and causing the blue 'toning' you are seeing. In addition, you can see the pitting and tiny 'rust' particles on the obverse that are showing through from the original steel Cent. I haven't looked at your coin in-depth but this is my fist impression and I believe you have an altered coin.
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 Posted 09/14/2021  01:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Worth one cent. It was reprocessed.

Ruining the collector value for the coin. They will not be shiny in original condition. No proof cents that year.


No proof coins from Denver.
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 Posted 09/14/2021  01:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bumpkin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah coop, it's a fake. I tried to inform the op about their coin as best as I could as they asked for an explanation.
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 Posted 09/14/2021  02:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zander2014 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Its not copper sir. Its all silver in color. The weight of this penny is 2.7 the 1953 no mint mark I posted weighs 3.1 and the 1957 d is 2.8. I do appreciate the input. I was just looking at weights of coins online to try and figure it out. Yet I got it for change from buying coffee. Good morning! To all awake. And thanks for input.
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 Posted 09/14/2021  02:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bumpkin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not sure about the other coins you mention but the one on this post sure looked like copper to me on the reverse thus the reason for my comment. If this 1943 D weighs 2.7 grams then that is the appropriate weight of a steel Cent. Definitely not worth grading by the way. I'm sure coop will chime in. Good luck in your hunting Zander!
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 Posted 09/14/2021  04:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
When taking photos it is best to use a 14% gray scale background from what I have read.
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 Posted 09/14/2021  04:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add lcutler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If it is silver in color, then it is a normal steel cent that has been reprocessed as Coop explained. No real collector value, but I'd hang onto it if I got it in change.
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 Posted 09/14/2021  06:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zander2014 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you community for input.
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 Posted 09/14/2021  4:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add PlumCrazy814 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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No real collector value, but I'd hang onto it if I got it in change.


I would keep it too - cool find in the "wild"
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 Posted 09/14/2021  4:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
These days for sure!
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 Posted 09/15/2021  10:55 pm  Show Profile   Check VestigeWolf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add VestigeWolf to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What does reprocessed mean? I am not familiar with that term. Always learning here.
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 Posted 09/15/2021  11:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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What does reprocessed mean?

It means the coin has been re-plated. Such an act ruins any numismatic value the coin may have had.
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 Posted 09/16/2021  09:20 am  Show Profile   Check VestigeWolf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add VestigeWolf to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Is that considered PMD?
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 Posted 09/16/2021  09:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If done incorrectly. An advanced collector will spot this and reject the coin. New ones think they have found the holy grail until they go to sell them and find out they bought a dud.
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Jefferson nickel doubled dies Wexler/Rebar complete listings

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 Posted 09/16/2021  11:03 am  Show Profile   Check VestigeWolf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add VestigeWolf to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I still don't understand. Who does the re-processing and why?
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