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1942 Experimental Metal Penny

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 Posted 08/05/2022  2:56 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add jiminroseville to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
What should I do with this?


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 Posted 08/05/2022  3:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hopefully, you can post new, larger and sharper pics of the obverse and reverse, and close-in shots of the date area, and also of the rim. What is the weight of the coin (to two decimal places)? Is it magnetic?
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 Posted 08/05/2022  3:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Probably spend it, but its worth about 2.5 cents in copper.
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 Posted 08/05/2022  3:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Why do you think it's an experimental metal?



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 Posted 08/05/2022  3:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jiminroseville to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Non Metallic. I have hundreds of 1943's. Definitely not steel. Weighs a little over 3 grams.
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 Posted 08/05/2022  3:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can you crop, enlarge and rotate your pics for us?
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Not too good at it but will try
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Not sure if this is any better
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 Posted 08/05/2022  4:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@jim, first welcome to CCF. Second, with a weight of just over 3g, this seems to be a normal cent that someone has plated or perhaps rubbed in Mercury. Is a magnet attracted to it at all?

Also, when you say that it is "non-metallic", can you please clarify your meaning? Thx.
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to the CCF and with Spence.
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 Posted 08/05/2022  6:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To CCF , can't tell anything from your photos . They have to be sharpened up . Too blurry .
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 Posted 08/06/2022  10:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kopper Ken to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1942 cents are non-metallic!!!

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 Posted 08/06/2022  2:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Weight?
3.11 grams plated
2.7 grams steel
Different weight is could be something else.



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But I'm thinking yours will be in the 3.11 gram range. (plated) The most common find.

CoopHome: Different designs for test pieces of the 1942 design for the following year (1943) steel cent Judd designs-test pieces
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The color is a little odd but that could be the lighting..
Weight is normal for a copper cent for that year,

Seems like an XRF scan would be about the only way to determine percentages of metallic content.
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