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Steel/Zinc Pennies From My Dad

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 Posted 12/23/2021  08:23 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add KoinKorny to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Just showing off the steel wheaties my Dad gave me a few years back. He collected them when he returned home from serving in WWII. Pulling them from circulation and putting them in a jar as he found them in change. Over 100 of them including a few "D"s and one "S", all are in VG+ condition except for the grey tarnish. Thanks Dad :-)
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 Posted 12/23/2021  08:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Are you going to check them for errors and varieties?Also, don't forget that a lot of the steelies were re-plated that makes them PMD.
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 Posted 12/23/2021  08:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KoinKorny to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
These are the way he got them from 1944-47, he got married in 1947 and didn't bother with coins anymore. I bought a set from Littleton Coin Co. that look like silver, I'm afraid that is what they did to them.
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 Posted 12/23/2021  08:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice pile. There may be some varieties and errors. Cool die cracks are not terribly uncommon.
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 Posted 12/23/2021  08:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice-looking stash!



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 Posted 12/23/2021  09:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Awesome. Having an old original stash like that is the way to find some in really good condition. And just because some are grey isn't necessarily a bad thing.
Check out my counterstamped Lincoln Cent collection:
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 Posted 12/23/2021  09:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KoinKorny to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the idea "John1" I went to the net and found a video describing the varieties to look for in all three mints. I'll get out my coin magnifier and start snooping.

Thanks to all the other replies :-)
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 Posted 12/23/2021  10:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KoinKorny to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks "John1", those sites will be very helpful :-)
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 Posted 12/23/2021  1:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T_F_F to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice coins! Good to see other new members here :-)
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 Posted 12/23/2021  8:09 pm  Show Profile   Check BadThad's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cool little collection and a family treasure! Keep those well protected from air and moisture, use at least 2 ziplock freezer bags and a couple packets of desiccant.
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 Posted 12/23/2021  9:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KoinKorny to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I found 2 of them with hairline die cracks, trying to get a clear photo with the light showing them. Might take me awhile but I'm working on it.
I have a few with what I found out to be worn dies, the 43 looks doubled or kinda smeared.
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 Posted 12/24/2021  01:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tenring to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Cool little collection and a family treasure! Keep those well protected from air and moisture, use at least 2 ziplock freezer bags and a couple packets of desiccant.


Good advice above.

Nice story of how your Dad collected them. Being a WW2 vet, these obviously held some significance for him.
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 Posted 12/24/2021  08:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KoinKorny to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here are two of the closeups I worked on.
I thought I would work on them now as the Holidays
are going to be busy. The hairline die crack goes across
Lincoln's arm and through the V in VDB to the rim.
After looking at the macro of the 43 on the other coin, I also
noticed the RTY of LIBERTY is doubled/smeared too.
Pretty cool finds after being in a jar for over 75 years.


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