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1943 Steel Penny Not The First And Not The Last

 
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 Posted 09/18/2021  9:13 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add HumbleUser to your friends list Get a Link to this Message




I know you have seen these thousands of times. I figure that makes you all experts then.
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 Posted 09/18/2021  9:41 pm  Show Profile   Check silverwolf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add silverwolf to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
copper plated .. Most likely..
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 Posted 09/19/2021  12:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Copper plateds are detected by weight.
They are 0.4 of a gram lighter.
I have to admit: the detail doesn't appear to be as sharp as a steel cent.
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 Posted 09/19/2021  04:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
. Is your white balance out of adjustment? Always best to remove coins from holders before taking photos whenever possible. See if it is attracted to a magnet.
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 Posted 09/19/2021  07:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There are some odd areas of surface porosity around E PLURIBUS UNUM.
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 Posted 09/19/2021  07:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree with John1. Photos taken using 'neutral' lighting would be beneficial.
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 Posted 09/19/2021  08:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BStrauss3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And an accurate weight...

Copper cents weight is 3.11g +/- 0.13g.
Steel cents weight is 2.7g

BTW, the text of Public Law 77-815, which authorized the steel cents, is hard to find. https://tile.loc.gov/storage-servic...sl-c77s2.pdf (jump to page 1092).

Spoiler: We could have had another 3 cent piece!

Other than saying it couldn't be a silver coin and then providing for a whole lot of language about silver, the specifications of the 1c and 3c coins were left up to the Secretary of the Treasury.


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 Posted 09/19/2021  09:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Oldfordman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Is that what it looks like?
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 Posted 09/19/2021  10:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The OP never said it was copper. I'm sure its the lighting
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 Posted 09/19/2021  11:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


to the CCF!
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 Posted 09/19/2021  12:02 pm  Show Profile   Check BadThad's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome!

Your white balance is way off, it's hard to figure out the coin.
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 Posted 09/19/2021  2:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add suipakpaikungfu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Try a magnet on it.
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 Posted 09/19/2021  2:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add HumbleUser to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
i just thought this steel penny was in decent condition. after reading your replies the girlfriend says it looks brown in the picture. I dont see it. I'm pretty sure its just a steel penny.
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to the Community.
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 Posted 09/19/2021  4:50 pm  Show Profile   Check silverwolf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add silverwolf to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
the girlfriend says it looks brown in the picture


yes it looked like copper to me..
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