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Lucky 1943 Steel Cent Offered On Ebay

 
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 Posted 05/27/2022  1:11 pm Show Profile   Check captainrich's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add captainrich to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Imagine you're disembarking the boat on the shores of Normandy and German gunfire is raining down on your unit. Suddenly, you're knocked off your feet and you wonder if you've been hit. But then you remember you've been carrying a 1943 Steel Cent in your uniform pocket and you realize that the bullet ricocheted off the coin and dropped harmlessly onto the sandy beach...

Anyway, that's probably what happened to the coin offered in the eBay auction titled "Lucky WWII 1943 Steel Penny Dented by Bullet - Estate Find."

https://www.ebay.com/itm/294471010309


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 Posted 05/27/2022  1:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nemlas to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I highly doubt it.
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 Posted 05/27/2022  1:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes , there's no other possible explanation for this bent 43 penny . Has to be it was struck by an enemy bullet , mortar, hand Granade, or 50 cal. machine gun shell . Hmm, I wonder if the guy survived after all ?

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 Posted 05/27/2022  1:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DanFielding to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
At least they're asking only $10 and not $10K
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 Posted 05/27/2022  1:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SamuelPickwick to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Hmm, I wonder if the guy survived after all ?
That is critical information for determining the value of this coin.

Could be like the short story The Monkey's Paw by W. W. Jacobs.
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 Posted 05/27/2022  2:57 pm  Show Profile   Check Joshu - a's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Joshu - a to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Get out your .22 mag and some of your steel cents, and you'll get similar results.

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 Posted 05/27/2022  5:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jonjrl1963 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No, thats quite a bend. I think it was hit by a Tomahawk missile.
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 Posted 05/27/2022  11:10 pm  Show Profile   Check captainrich's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add captainrich to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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How would the auction house authentic something like that? It could have been shot by anybody at any time.


The seller admits it is of "unknown origin."

In the item description: "Whirlruss Bargains has this estate find WWII 1943 steel penny dented by bullet - Possibly saved a life? - Interesting with unknown origin."
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 Posted 05/28/2022  05:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Solo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
At least the coins have story to tell

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 Posted 05/28/2022  06:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Needs some verifiable corroborative evidence that this coin has sustained the damage it has, by the method that the seller alleges.
Would not fit nicely into a 2x2

I would grade it in somewhat less than in uncirculated condition.
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 Posted 05/28/2022  07:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Probably a casualty from the late 1940s--bored student in high school woodshop pummels cent.
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 Posted 05/30/2022  06:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ball peen hammer hit
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 Posted 05/30/2022  08:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Raised on rock to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
must be the perfect rip off coin for Memorial day.
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